In a move that should come as a surprise no one, the Pixel Slate is on sale once again. At launch, the Pixel Slate wasn't exactly well received. Initial reviews, including our own, took issue with slow performance, unreliable Bluetooth connectivity, and an exorbitant price that made it hard to recommend. However, this latest promotion may tempt those who were initially interested in the Pixel Slate.
Only three models remain available for purchase after Google discontinued the sluggish, Celeron-powered entry level Pixel Slate. The remaining models, which include the Core m3, Core i5 and Core i7 variants have been discounted by several retailers. Read More
Little has been made of last year's Pixel Slate: an overcomplicated hardware form factor that made using its rather simple Chrome OS somewhat challenging. It made customers contort to buying keyboards and pens. Critics have said Google should've just stuck to a laptop. Well, perhaps the Pixelbook Go may be the laptop you've wanted since last year... from last year. Read More
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we told you about the best deal we've seen so far on the Pixel Slate, a $250 discount on all models. Today we're back with an even better deal, and a killer one really. The Slate is down $250 again, but it also comes with a free $160-200 keyboard now. Read More
When we reviewed the Celeron-powered Pixel Slate late last year, we found it to be a giant identity crisis that made it not so good as either a laptop or a tablet. Well, if you do appreciate whatever form factor Google was trying to go for there and are happy to play with better specs to avoid much of the sluggishness that was reported on the poor 'ol entry-level model, you can get a Slate for $250 off for a limited time. Read More
The seemingly delayed Chrome OS 75 update finally landed two weeks ago, but last week that rollout was suspended, potentially in the wake of issues like crashes/freezes and Android apps losing internet connectivity. Today Chrome Unboxed reports that the update is rolling out again, but only for the Pixel Slate. Google's Chrome OS update dashboard confirms the Pixel Slate is currently the only device set to receive Chrome OS 75 on Stable channel. Read More
Today, Google announced it was giving up on tablets... again. I have never been a cheerleader for Google's tablets. I have never been very happy with its primary tablet platform. And I found its first tablet in three years to be a fairly massive disappointment. So, you'd think the news today that Google is, once again, killing its tablet hardware division would be of little consequence to or face much disagreement from me. After all, the Pixel Slate was a flop, likely sold poorly, and Google even cancelled the entry-level models because they were just that bad. Nothing here says success. Read More
According to a recently-published report by Computerworld, Google is "officially done" making tablets. This follows in the wake of last year's poorly-received Chrome OS-powered Pixel Slate, and subsequent rumors of downsizing the hardware division responsible. This will not affect the division responsible for the Pixel phones, and Google still apparently has plans for future laptop-style devices. Read More
The writing has been on the wall for months, so it must not be a surprise for anyone that the Celeron Pixel Slates, the lower-end $599 and $699 models that were very briefly available and didn't impress much, are now completely gone from the Google Store. All mentions of both variants have been wiped off, as if they never existed in the first place. 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 watchful folks over at 9to5Google have been keeping an eye on one of Google's least-loved products in recent memory, the Pixel Slate, and have noticed something a bit odd: the Celeron models are nowhere to be seen. They've been out of stock on the Google Store - the only place these models were very briefly available - since shortly after launch, four months ago.
The $599 and $699 versions of the Pixel Slate brought sub-iPad Pro pricing to Google's prosumer tablet, even if it turned out that the tablet itself beat the iPad in pretty much no sense that mattered. Read More