Today, Google can be introducing a tablet called Pixel Slate in which, with the aid of a keyboard cover, turns into a laptop. nevertheless don’t call in which a Pixelbook, the tablet-laptop hybrid Google announced last year. The Pixel Slate, which starts at $599, can be slimmer as well as also feels less hefty than last year’s Pixelbook. in which’s more tablet than laptop, while the Pixelbook, which will still be sold after the Pixel Slate ships, can be more laptop than tablet.
The brand-new Chrome OS-powered device incorporates a high resolution 3000-by-2000 pixel, 12.3-inch display, as well as also in which has two USB-C charging ports in which can also connect the Pixel Slate to a display. in which’s available in just one coloration: midnight blue.
The Pixel Slate keyboard cover, a different $199, automatically turns the device into desktop mode, having a full QWERTY “hush” keyboard (named so because in which types quietly) with backlit keys as well as also trackpad. The keyboard, which uses strong magnets to attach to the device, has infinite viewing angle adjustability. The tablet also works with last year’s Pixelbook Pen ($99, sold separately) for those who draw or would certainly rather jot down notes than type them. The whole unit — tablet as well as also keyboard included — weighs about two pounds.
Like the brand-new Pixel 3 phone, the Pixel Slate features a tight integration with Google’s artificial intelligence capabilities. Using “OK Google,” you can open a document as well as also begin dictating text with your voice. nevertheless there are nice hardware touches as well, including a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the power button for fast log-in as well as also a front camera with low light enhancements for video conferencing.
Google claims its battery lasts up to 12 hours. Fast charging means in which 15 minutes plugged in will give you two hours of charge. The charger also works for Google Pixel phones.
The high-end device, which can be aimed at on-the-go professionals, can be available in several different designs, ranging via a lightweight $599 style with 32GB of storage as well as also 4GB of memory to a $1,599 style with 256 GB of storage, an i7 processor, as well as also 16GB of RAM.
On the lower end, the Pixel Slate costs about the same as the Samsung Chromebook Pro as well as also Plus announced in partnership with Google last year, as well as also on the higher end, about the same as last year’s Pixelbook. in which’s intended to be a “premium” style of a Chromebook, which primarily runs web-based Google apps (like Docs as well as also Chrome). People like Chromebooks because they’re cheaper than Macs or Windows offerings, ranging between $300-$500 on the low end. If you’re wondering whether a Chromebook can be right for you (in which’s not for everyone), read the first section of This particular review.
Here are the pricing details:
*$599 (4GB RAM, 32GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel® Celeron processor)
*$699 (8GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel® Celeron processor)
*$799 (8GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM m3 processor)
*$999 (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5 processor)
*$1599 (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7 processor)