Google Pixel Slate Detachable Tablet With Chrome OS Goes Official

On: October 9, 2018

Apart from unveiling the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones its ‘Made by Google’ launch event in New York, the search engine also introduced the all new Pixel Slate laptop-tablet hybrid device. It is the first tablet from the company that runs on Chrome OS.

Google Pixel Slate Specifications and Features

The Google Pixel Slate that features an anodized aluminum chassis with rounded edges. Its sports a slim profile of 7mm and it weighs 1.6 pounds. The laptop-tablet hybrid device by Google features a screen resolution of 2,000 x 3,000 pixels, with a pixel density of 293ppi. The screen is shielded by 2.5D curved glass.

The Pixel Slate features a wide-angle front camera of 8-megapixel which can shoot impressive portrait shots and offers exceptional low-light photography experience. The back panel of the device features another 8-megapixel camera. It comes in four different processor configurations and comes with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. On a single charge, the Pixel Slate can last for around 12 hours.

The detachable keyboard is full-sized and backlit and features rounded keys and a full featured trackpad. It comes in a folio format that also doubles up as a case. There’s also a dedicated key to summon the Google Assistant. You can also bring up Assistant by pressing the key on the new Pixelbook Pen.

For security, the search engine giant has also included a fingerprint scanner on the device, which is embedded into the power button. Other security features available on the device include Titan security chip and virus protection. The device uses USB Type-C ports instead of full-size USB ports. The device also features dual front-firing speakers.

The re-imagined Chrome OS available on the Pixel Slate has been optimized to deliver intuitive desktop experience. With machine learning, the OS can suggest those apps that are frequently used. It also tags along a split-screen mode for better multi-tasking experience. The device is also packed with G Suite apps and full desktop Chrome browser.

Google Pixel Slate Pricing and Availability

The Google Pixel Slate is available in a Midnight Blue colour. It comes with a three-month subscription to YouTube TV. Prices start at $599 for the Pixel Slate in the US. The highest configuration model of the tablet is priced at $1,599. The accessory keyboard costs $199, while the Pixelbook Pen will retail for $99.

The Pixel Slate will be available for buying later this year through Google Store and major retailers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.