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Google’s Pixel Slate Is Coming to Town

Google Pixel Slate is the company’s main hardware coming out in 2018. The pre-order is already available and the shipping is going to start one of these days.

This is the detached tablet and the Pixelbook on the high-end of Chromebook options. The model does not offer many upgrades. The only differences are the higher resolution screen and the option to detach it from the keyboard. This tablet can be purchased separately. It can run on different processors including Core M3, Core i5, and Core i7. It has from 4GB to 16GB RAM and 32GB to 256GB of storage depending on the price you are willing to pay. There is no expandable storage, so think twice before making your choice. The keyboard and pen can also be bought separately.

The 12.3-inch Molecular Display has the resolution of 3000*2000 pixels. It also works with Pixel Pen. The longevity is secured by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The tablet itself is made from premium metal and is available only in one color – midnight blue. There are two speakers which are pretty loud. However, the thing that puzzles some people is the lack of a headphone jack.

This is the first Google Chrome OS tablet. The tablet offers you the full spectrum and functionality of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. However, it supports Android apps as well, which is very convenient. In addition, it supports the split-screen function which allows you to multitask. Moreover, you can turn it into a powerful workstation by connecting it to the monitor, mouse or keyboard. The battery capacity promises 12 hours of work and in case you need more, 15 minutes of charge will deliver you up to 2 more hours.

They finally added Pixel Imprint which allows you to unlock the device with a touch of your finger. The installed Google Assistant can do a lot for you which simplifies your actions a lot.

The new keyboard has a bigger trackpad and ultra-quiet Hush Keys. Despite being full-size and backlit, the keyboard is thinner than the older version. It’s very easy to transform the tablet into a laptop or go to entertainment mode. Besides, you can use the keyboard as a stylish protective cover.

The price ranges from $599 to $1599. Some users and bloggers find it overpriced while others think it’s worth the money. The thing is that you pay for your convenience and the premium product.