The Pixel Slate may not be the most beloved Chrome OS device out there, but when prices plummeted during Black Friday last year, a lot of people still decided to give Google's tablet/laptop hybrid a go. Unfortunately, it looks like not only the device itself is a beautiful mess, but its distribution is subpar as well, as many are still waiting for their discounted Slate to ship more than a month after purchasing it. They might finally receive their order this month though, judging from an email Google sent to a Redditor. Read More
Over the years, Google has slowly fleshed out its Pixel laptop lineup to meet a variety of form factors, most notably the 2-in-1 Pixelbook and the new clamshell Pixelbook Go. Then there's the Pixel Slate, Google's only tablet-first Chrome OS experience that can also be paired up with a keyboard. Right now, you can pick up a brand new Pixel Slate for $350 off Core m3 ($449), Core i5 ($649), and Core i7 ($1,249) models and receive a free Pixel Slate keyboard and Pixelbook pen ($298 value). Read More
If you're a Pixel Slate owner who still hasn't picked up a keyboard for it, or you're tired of using the terrible fabric keyboard from Google, you might want to heed this deal. The Brydge G-Type keyboard, which normally sells for $160, is 50% off on Amazon and selling for a mere $80. Read More
Google's first tablet in years, the Pixel Slate, got off to a rough start when it was released at the end of last year. It's the first Chrome OS tablet aimed squarely at consumers, but software issues were widespread — especially on the lowest-end Celeron model. Thankfully, the software experience has improved quite a bit since then, and the Celeron Slate is currently MIA. Now you can get the Core M3, Core i5, and Core i7 models for $200 off the original prices at multiple retailers. Read More
The Pixel Slate is, in a word, flawed. It’s not a very good laptop; the official keyboard case is nigh-unusable on anything but a completely flat surface, far too bulky for most airline trays, and the folding fabric kickstand can make balancing it a precarious affair. Nor is it an especially good tablet, with Chrome OS’s full-touch experience making it feel more like an unfinished software science experiment than a real first generation product.
Buggy Bluetooth, strange screen tearing, and frustrating tablet web browsing take what has already been a disappointing experience and make it downright frustrating. How can a product so closely related to Google’s wonderful Pixelbook - and in many real ways, superior to it - be so much worse? Read More
At its hardware event in New York today, Google took the wraps off the Pixel Slate, the company's first tablet running Chrome OS. We knew a lot about it already, but now it's official: it's got a 3:2 aspect ratio screen, a fingerprint scanner in the power button, and optional accessories like a detachable keyboard cover and capacitive stylus. It'll be available later this year starting at $599. Read More
Google can identify your pets in pictures, create augmented reality with a single rear camera, and isolate individual voices in a crowd. As we've learned over the past few weeks, what Google can not do is keep a secret. We've only seen glimpses of the company's upcoming Chrome OS tablet, but now full images have been posted by MySmartPrice. Read More