Google Pixel Slate: Full Specifications, Price, Release Date
Google has finally launched a Chrome OS powered2-in-1 tablet that can compete with some other popular tablets including iPad Pro. Although this is not the first time when Google launched something with Chrome OS installed, Pixel Slate is a much better Chrome OS powered device that earlier. If you are thinking to buy a tablet for work as well as entertainment like watching a movie or playing games, you should check out the full specifications of Google Pixel Slate.
Google Pixel Slate: Full Specifications, Features, Price
It doesn’t matter which part you take or try to compare with previous Google’s tablets or other manufacturers’; you can certainly find something different in Pixel Slate.
Dimension & Weight
Pixel Slate is a quite big device. However, when you look at it as a tablet, you would be amazed since the grip and dimension of this device is pretty good. The official website it has a dimension of 11.45 x 7.95 x 0.27 inch and it weighs 700gm or 1.6 lbs. From this area, Google Pixel Slate sounds pretty good. Although you can do basic and some powerful laptop tasks, you would not feel the weight as well. This is the beauty of Pixel Slate.
Although today’s mobiles are coming with an edge-to-edge display, that doesn’t look good on a tablet. The same theory has been carried out on Google Pixel Slate, and therefore, you can find a strong bezel around your screen.
It doesn’t matter whether you use a mobile or tablet or TV or computer, the display should always be impressive. Otherwise, the whole experience would be ruined. To compete with other popular tablets in the market, Google has included a beautiful 12.3-inch Molecular Display, which is capable of providing a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and that is huge. For protection purpose, you will get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 so that your tablet doesn’t collect scratches and all. In simple words, the display of Pixel Slate has got a considerable improvement being a Chrome OS powered device.
This is where Google Pixel Slate can stand out in the crowd. The processor of this device is really awesome. Being said that, you can find several variants of Pixel Slate and all of them are mentioned below.
- Intel Celeron processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage
- Intel Celeron processor with 8GB RAM and 64GB storage
- 8th Generation Intel Core m3 processor with 8GB RAM and 64GB storage
- 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage
- 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage
The Celeron processor powered Pixel Slate starts from $599. You need to pay $799 for the Core m3 powered Pixel Slate. The i5 processor powered Pixel Slate is priced at $999. The 8th gen i7 processor powered Pixel Slate will cost you around $1599.
The best thing about these variants is you will get SSD. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the performance, no matter which variant you choose.
Whether you buy a mobile or tablet, you always need a camera to capture images and record videos. The Pixel Slate has two cameras. One in the front and another one in the back. You will get a f/1.9 8MP front camera with a wide-angle lens. On the other hand, you will get a f/1.8 8MP camera on the rear side. Both of them are capable of recording 1080p video at 30FPS.
When you are buying a tablet, you must have a good battery life. Talking about battery life, Pixel Slate is capable of providing 10 hours of backup on battery since it comes with a 48WHr battery. Although it is not the best, it would let you do all the things smoothly. It has two USB-Cs for charging.
Security & Other Features
People use tablets for official purpose, mainly. If so, you should have a good security on your tablet. Talking about security, you will get fingerprint scanner along with Titan C security chip that will provide the top-notch security to your tablet. The same chip is included in Pixel 3 as well as Pixel 3 XL.
Regarding other features, you will get dual front-firing speakers for better entertainment. On the other hand, two microphones are also included so that you can record audio while recording video. Apart from that, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. are also available. However, you will get Bluetooth 4.2 and not Bluetooth 5, which is available in the latest Pixel mobiles.
This is meaning to mention that Pixel Slate will run Chrome OS, a great, fast, smooth operating system made by Google.
It has the support of Pixel Slate Keyboard. However, you need to purchase it separately.
As per the company’s statement, the Pixel Slate will be available at the end of 2018. However, Best Buy says that you will be able to purchase it from November 22 of this year.