|Screen Size||12.3 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||3000x2000 Pixels|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Tablet Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB, Aspect Ratio 3:2
|Wireless Communication Technology||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Processor Description||Intel Core|
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- Google pixel slate is made to deliver brilliant entertainment, portable performance and everything you love about google for how you live & work today
- 12.3-inch molecular display with 6 million pixels brings your favorite movies and videos to life. Tuned to perfection, the dual front firing speakers deliver a premium audio experience
- Get more done with powerful multitasking tools including split screen, multi window browsing, and collaboration apps like google docs, sheets, and slides
- Pixel slate automatically updates in the background, so you’ll always have the latest features and security without any hassles
- Staying connected is easier than ever with duo cam's wide angle lens that keeps everyone in view and makes them look great, even in low light
- Battery performance is based on a mix of video, web browsing, productivity and other use. Charging time requires the battery to be at least 5 percent charged, the device to be inactive and use of included charger. Actual results may vary
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|Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Laptop Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB||Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Laptop Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB||Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Laptop Intel Core i7,16GB RAM, 256GB|
|CPU||8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor||8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor||8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor|
|Solid State Drive||64GB||128GB||256GB|
|Battery||48WHr battery - Use time: up to 10 hours of use from a single charge||48WHr battery - Use time: up to 10 hours of use from a single charge||48WHr battery - Use time: up to 10 hours of use from a single charge|
|Ports||Two USB-CTM for charging, audio, 4K display output and quick data transfer||Two USB-CTM for charging, audio, 4K display output and quick data transfer||Two USB-CTM for charging, audio, 4K display output and quick data transfer|
|Audio||2 right/left dual-coil speakers with >3mm Z and >1cc total area, front firing, w/ Waves MaxxAudio; 2x mics (2 top)||2 right/left dual-coil speakers with >3mm Z and >1cc total area, front firing, w/ Waves MaxxAudio; 2x mics (2 top)||2 right/left dual-coil speakers with >3mm Z and >1cc total area, front firing, w/ Waves MaxxAudio; 2x mics (2 top)|
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|Screen Size||12.3 inches||10 inches||10 inches||10.5 inches||8 inches||12.3 inches|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||64.0 GB||32.0 GB||4.00 GB||256.00 GB||32.00 GB||64.0 GB|
|Item Dimensions||11.45 x 7.95 x 0.28 inches||10.31 x 6.28 x 0.39 inches||10.35 x 7.28 x 1.93 inches||0.22 x 6.28 x 9.63 inches||0.31 x 4.89 x 8.27 inches||7.95 x 11.45 x 0.28 inches|
|Item Weight||1.59 lbs||1.11 lbs||1.10 lbs||1.68 lbs||1.25 lbs||1.59 lbs|
|Operating System||Chrome OS||—||iPad OS 13||Android||Android||—|
|Wireless Communication Technology||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi|
Google Pixel Slate is made to deliver brilliant entertainment, portable performance and everything you love about Google for how you live and work today - all in a beautiful 7mm thin and 1.6 lbs. light design. 12.3” molecular display with 6 million pixels brings your favorite movies and videos to life. Tuned to perfection, the dual front-firing speakers deliver a premium audio experience. Quickly get answers, manage your day, control Smart devices and more - with the Google assistant built in. It's like having your own personal Google that's always got your back.
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Update: I opted to keep it and give it some more time. Got the keyboard and the pen. It is much more functional using it in laptop mode. I would say for me it can pretty much replace my laptop. I find the keyboard to be very functional. Most of my complaints are related to using as a tablet and the Android environment just not being optimized for the device. I gave it one extra star. This thing has potential but it's still a some major software improvements away from being great.
when you pay this amount money for premium product from a leading company like google, you expect a buttery smooth experience. but this tablet is a let down.
I'm a big fan of google. not this time.
Indeed, some apps do not work well in full tablet mode. Some would be acceptable if the Slate had dedicated buttons for Back and Home buttons. So some apps fail to give the OS the space to show those actions, which requires a quick reboot to exit out. So, there are a few apps I just don't use, but nearly everything I had for Android runs just fine on the Slate.
The screen is quite bright, though it would probably be a bit weak in bright daylight. I have a Kindle for applications in direct sunlight. It is very reflective, so I'm trying out some anti-glare protectors to help with stage lighting.
Having 2 USB C ports is extremely useful. It can be charged while interfacing with other devices. Just need a USB C to A (female) adapter, which I keep in my bag. You can also get a hub that connects lots of items to one port.
I bought the Google keyboard, which I absolutely love, and the pen which I needed for sheet music. I've got the Incipio Esquire series folio case. I also bought a Pelle Studio lambskin black attache' bag to carry the tablet and accessories (from Wilson's Leather). The ability to connect HDMI is a big plus. I bought Umi converters right here and they work flawlessly.
Overall, I love this thing. It is large for casual tablet use, but I'm getting used to it. I don't regret this purchase at all. I'm even quite pleased with the M3 processor. I didn't need the storage that comes with the i5, though it would have been nice. I highly recommend this to those with specific needs of a large screen, or a dual use device. I'm in love.
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On the hardware side, the Pixel Slate is a premium device that feels like it's worth every bit of its asking price. I have the Intel Core i5 version that comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
The tablet is deceptively light and comfortable to hold, thanks to its thin frame and curved edges (the glass at the front also curves round to meet the edges). Both the rear camera and the front camera (which are nothing to write home about) sit flush with the device, so there's no camera bump that digs into your hand when you're holding the tablet at a weird angle.
Since I didn't get the keyboard accessory, the tablet spent most of its time either in my hands (for typing, browsing the internet, playing games etc.) or on a stand (for watching YouTube and Netflix or listening to audiobooks and Spotify). And that worked really well, because the Pixel Slate's high-resolution 12.3-inch screen is big, bright, and beautiful. Colours pop, blacks have real depth, and the screen looks great from virtually every angle. It's accompanied by two front-facing speakers that push out clear and powerful sound.
The tablet has an almost invisible volume rocker on the left, which is reassuringly clicky and doesn't ruin the minimalistic visual aesthetic. It's got an equally clicky power button at the top, whose stark white design stands out from the rest of the Pixel Slate's sleek metallic/matte blue hardware.
The tablet has one USB C port on either side, both of which support fast charging. Not that I charge it regularly, though; this thing lasts around 10.5 hours before I ever need to find a charger. And when I do, it goes from 0% to 100% in about 2.5 hours. The tablet never gets hot, even when charging. It's always cool.
And it's the little touches that really drive home the fact that this is a premium device. Each USB C port, for example, has a small charging light next to it (orange when charging and white when the battery is full). The power button has a built-in fingerprint sensor that recognizes my fingerprint quickly and accurately. The USB C charging block has collapsible prongs (which every charger should have!) and its matte white look perfectly complements the power button, the USB C charging cable, and the USB C-to-3.5mm dongle.
Aside from that dongle (bring back the 3.5mm headphone jack!), all of that adds up to make the Pixel Slate an ideal multimedia consumption device. Basically, on the hardware side, the Pixel Slate is near-perfect.
It's the software that lets it down.
The fact that you can run Android apps alongside desktop-class software is great...in theory. In reality, most Android apps aren't optimized for the Pixel Slate's size and just appear blown out and pixelated. Either that or they have massive black bars around the sides and refuse to work in landscape mode.
And then there's the issue of figuring out which icon is an actual app and which icon is going to open a tab in Google Chrome. I click on the YouTube icon, expecting the app to open, and it'll just go to YouTube.com in Google Chrome instead. If I wanted to use the website, I would have done it myself!
Eventually, you just end up with 2 icons for the same thing; one for the actual application and one for the website. That's just impractical. But after the recent Chrome OS update, there's a little Chrome icon under the browser versions, so at least it's clear which one is which now. But it's still annoying when "apps" open up as webpages instead.
Then there's the lag that is EVERYWHERE in the system. I tap on the Settings icon and it'll be a good 5 seconds before the tablet will even respond. When I scroll through anything, whether its the apps list or a website, it's choppy and not at all as smooth as something this expensive should be.
Even when turning the device from landscape to portrait or vice versa, it takes a few seconds before the tablet will realise what I've done and flip the screen to match its orientation. It's not even as smooth as a midrange Android phone, let alone a premium competitor like the iPad Pro.
Unless you buy the keyboard accessory or have a Bluetooth keyboard at home, the Pixel Slate is essentially crippled as a productivity device. Without a keyboard, it stays in Tablet Mode permanently, and the on-screen keyboard is just not fun to type on. There are times where the on-screen keyboard will just stop responding to touch input and I have to restart the app before the keyboard starts working again. And it has issues with swiping as well, often refusing to acknowledge the first word I've swiped in.
This is not to say that Chrome OS is bad. I've used Chromebooks before and know that they are speedy and responsive. The difference is that they are actual laptops and this is a tablet/2-in-1. And Chrome OS just isn't optimized for a tablet interface...yet.
I say "yet" because Chrome OS is getting better with each update. And it gets updated regularly, which is great. For example, just a week ago, the Pixel Slate received an update that enabled virtual desktops, lessened the lag somewhat (maybe that's a placebo effect?), and improved on many of my initial criticisms. I am very hopeful that Chrome OS will eventually become a great tablet-oriented operating system that will make the Pixel Slate amazing, because the hardware is certainly there. The software just needs to be optimized properly.
But as it is right now, the muddled software experience makes the Pixel Slate's high asking price too hard to justify. For roughly the same price (including the keyboard and stylus accessories), you could get a Pixelbook instead, which is MUCH better. Or you could save some money and get a cheaper Chromebook if you are really attached to the Chrome OS experience.
Basically, when you're paying this much for a device, the user experience—i.e. the hardware, the software, and (most importantly) how well they work together—should be exceptional. For competitors like the Microsoft Surface or iPad Pro, the user experience is great. For the Pixel Slate, it just isn't.
Premium hardware is let down by badly optimized software that's laggy, choppy, and just plain confusing at times. But Chrome OS is constantly getting updated, so it should (hopefully!) get better over time. For now, the Pixel Slate is an ideal multimedia consumption device, but just average at doing anything more productive, especially without the keyboard or stylus.
Got this tablet and keyboard for CAD $600 during black Friday and couldn't be happier with it. Other tablets just seemed cheap and glitchy, this one works flawlessly. The only thing that is a bit annoying is that due to the size of the screen it is hard to use the teachscreen keyboard, however that where the physical keyboard makes up for it.
Unstable environment (chrome os / linux penguin).
My husband and I are using the tablet for more than three weeks now. We are desperately trying to justify the price tag, but unfortunately failing at the goal, for we can't find any unique points.
The most convenient way to use Slate is with keyboard and mouse, which is completely crossing the idea of tablet and recreating a Chromebook. A wheel reinvented?
Then came the app issues. Many Apps we are using on our Android smartphones are not doing well on Slate. For example, Facebook - I can open it only in the browser window, as an app it's crashing.
Another annoying part in my eyes - I can't find a simple protective case for the tablet. I'm clumsy, and all my gadget are protected, except for Slate. So to be on the safe side, I use it on my desk only.
The only existing case - Pixel Slate keyboard is great for typing or storing the tablet on the desk, but it's not convenient for holding on the laps.
Probably Slate can compete iPad Pro as a graphics tablet, but I couldn't test this feature, for I was not provided with the Pixelbook Pen.
I'm still in doubt how to rate the tablet. In terms of hardware and software, in general, I would say it's a perfect piece of electronic art.
If to consider the mentioned above, there is no point to invest in it.
I give it four stars, for I hope that some future significant upgrades are coming.
The tablet was easy to setup and within ten minutes I was comfortable typing and browsing the play store. The tablet is very responsive and fast, I love being able to have half of my screen doing one thing and the other half doing its own thing such as YouTube and Twitter at the same time.... truly amazing. My favourite part about this tablet is the web browser shows full web pages, no mobile pages.
The tablet has two loud front speakers which sound great. I was also able to connect the tablet to my Bluetooth speakers with no problems.
I’ve had no issues with this tablet and no issues with crashing, it’s been working smoothly and it’s been very fun to use and learn about this tablet. The battery lasts all day and I charge overnight.
Overall I’m very impressed and I look forward to using this tablet for a long time.I hope to see more apps optimized for the Pixel Slate in the future.
I use this mostly as an information hub with regards to making notes, looking up local flyers, controlling smart home lights, weather news, etc.; It's nice having the OpenTable App to browse or make dining reservations quickly. Currently, the Chrome OS build (76) I have right now doesn't have the Google Assistant feature enabled and I cannot control this tablet with voice commands as of yet which is a bit disappointing.
To really leverage the productivity features in this Pixel Slate Tablet, I believe it's best to pair it with a keyboard; I have a Logitech K380 which does have native support for media control and application switching; I love how easy it is to take a screenshot with a screenshot button function as part of the keyboard. The screen is the most stunning feature as it is very close to a 4K resolution on a 12 inch screen; You can use two full chrome browsers side by side and adjust the resolution scaling to your liking.
With a very solid build quality, this handles and feels premium with the sleek metal enclosure; The charger included does support quick charge and does get very warm when charging from 0-100 percent; The device it's self only gets slightly warm on the back near the center where the battery resides. You'll be very impressed with the audio as this does have two stereo front facing speakers which help with the immersion factor when watching movies and video.
With Chrome OS the organization of Apps is much more easier to understand than a full Microsoft Windows OS; I find that there are a few applications here in Chrome OS that highlight advanced features of Google's Ecosystem: Google Translate, Google Duo, Google Maps, and Google Canvas. You really need to take time to really validate which applications will enhance your experience to bring value into perspective. For myself, this Chrome OS feels very familiar to an Android Phone experience; However, not all apps are compatible. Without a keyboard, I truly believe this makes the device a harder sell based on value given what is currently available on the market for tablets alone.
As for Specs, I believe 128GB of storage is plenty for personal photo, videos and movies; This tablet should be enough to handle handle light productivity work, sending emails, web browsing. Given the form factor, it's rare to see a screen with a high resolution where you can work documents side by side. Paired with a keyboard, this device benefits greatly as it can be a serious contender when it comes to productivity; I would say it's a hybrid that blends a well featured media consumption with an impressive touch screen real estate which is a rare find with notebooks in this price category.
Similar to Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface, this tablet is not just a device t watch movies and pictures, but it is designed to do serious work and Google has also designed useful but expensive accessories such as Keyboard and Google Pixel Pen.
It is very thin, light and features extremely capable hardware. Design and hardware is top-notch. 12.3 inch display is almost same size as Surface Pro and only slightly smaller than iPad Pro. Display is very high resolution (3000x2000 pixel) and overall tablet feels sturdy.
But this is only one side of the coin. Other side is brain of this tablet which is Chrome OS and Android which powers Google Pixel Slate. Software side is not very impressive though. Though there are some good points like Chrome open is desktop mode unlike iPad which will open safari in mobile version, overall experience is less satisfactory simply due to lack of too many solid softwares or applications that works seamlessly on Surface or iPad Pro. Though Android applications are numerous, they are not always well designed for large screens like Pixel Slate. While you can use Chrome OS to open things in desktop modes, you can ope n same thing with Android application in tablet mode. This is sometimes confusing. Many applications are just stretched out phone applications and some does not work. There are not many applications still optimized perfectly for Chrome OS.
COMPARED TO OTHERS:
Google Pixel Slate is quite expensive and adding accessories makes it even more expensive. Though I would be happy to spent this much for great hardware, lack of solid and seamless application base makes it a tough choice. I hope this things will improve over period of time, but if you are looking for tablet, apples solid application base combined with iPad Pro will be hard to beat. if you prefer desktop type experience, Microsoft Surface is hard to beat. Google Pixel is sitting in between but does not excel on both fronts.
Google is selling Google Pixel Keyboard for $249 and I guess most people would need keyboard to use this for serious work. This keyboard is almost indispensable in my opinion and would enhance user experience significantly. Though Google Pixel Pen ($119) is useful tool, it is not everybody would need.
(1) Very high resolution and gorgeous display
(2) Great speakers
(3) Top notch hardware
(4) Desktop browser is useful
(1) Inadequate solid application base
(2) Android and Chrome OS mixture is confusing and less intuitive.
(3) Very expensive
I think Google Pixel Slate is great start , but still needs refinement and improvement in software side. I would think Google will eventually switch to Chrome OS and have lots of solid applications designed for it which will reduce dependency on Android applications. Currently Android apps on Chrome OS seems still a work in progress.
The Pixel Slate is excellent for getting work done. I have full featured word processors installed, and coupled with the huge and easy on the eyes screen it has become an invaluable work asset. It has been the best work system I have ever owed, much better than my other tablets and laptop that I don’t even use anymore. Laptops are large and heavy, the pixel slate is lighter and smaller yet it can do everything I need. Browsing websites is really nice on the slate because it has a full browser, you don’t need to use the stripped down YouTube app, you can do directly to the site to have the full experience. The voice recognition works perfectly, I often use it for voice to text. The built in mic is very sensitive so I don’t need to speak loudly for the slate to hear my voice and accurately transcribe my words into text.
The speed of the Pixel Slate is really nice, I’ve tried out a lot of graphic intensive games and they all played smoothly. There have been a few games that installed but didn’t play properly, sometimes crashing, but 95% of everything I tried worked well. Browsing websites, watching YouTube and working is all smooth with minimal delays. Playing games is a great experience, they all play smoothly regardless of the graphic intensity, and coupled with great speakers games are really fun to play.
NOTE : Amazon prime and Netflix APPS are not available for the slate, so what I do instead is access the sites through the web browser which works perfectly without issues.
Usage & Customization :
First time users of android shouldn’t have too much of an issue using the Pixel Slates Android OS, it's fairly intuitive and not overly complicated. The multi user setup is nice, it’s quick to logout and login as another user, with the system configuration and applications being customized specifically to that users profile.
The screen is EXCELLENT and scratch resistant. I cannot see any individual pixels, it’s amazingly sharp and the colors are bright and vibrant. The touch response is good for the most part, it’s fast accurate and responsive. Playing games, getting work done and watching movies is a great experience on the Pixel Slates huge screen. The Pixel slate has a beautifully lit screen that is easy on the eyes, has a lot of brightness levels and a built in night light feature that makes it easy on the eyes while in the dark. The split screen feature works well, I often watch youtube videos while surfing the net. And, because the Pixel Slate has a true multitasking OS, it’s possible to do things like having a youtube video running in the background while in another app.
Other components & system features :
It’s really nice having a lot of system and storage memory, I would always run out of storage before but now I have more than enough and the large amount of system memory allows the slate to run smoothly even when there are several apps running at the same time. The internal speakers are really good, crisp and clear with a wide frequency range. The battery life is great, lasting at least 6 hours when playing processor intensive games, but much longer if I am only working. The Bluetooth and WiFi are used daily without issues. The Pixel Slates security is excellent, the switch has a built in figure print scanner that works quickly and effectively. Plus, the slate has automatic encryption and the Titan C chip so data is extremely secure.
Final thoughts :
I think the keyboard is a must, there are times when I want to do something and it can be done only or in an easy fashion by using the keyboard. I would not use the Pixel Slate for work without the keyboard, the screen is simply too large to achieve a decent speed while typing.
Overall the Pixel Slate is a great tablet, it is powerful and has tons of memory and storage space, so there is very little that the Pixel Slate cannot do with ease. I have enjoyed using it, and my work has become easier to do with it. And when I am done working I can sit back, relax and watch a movie or play a game on it. It truly is a full featured laptop, I like it a lot.
First lets start with the good:
- Its fairly responsive
- Using it feels natural if you've ever used a Smart Phone
- The camera is easy to use and takes decent pictures
- Pairing with bluetooth devices was very simple
- Fingerprint unlock feature on a device of this size is nice
- The display is really, REALLY good looking and crisp.
Things I did not like:
- The stand for it only comes with the keyboard, a $250 addon. You can find 3rd party stands that are much cheaper, but why is this just not built into the device?
- There are only two USB-C ports, which means to hook up to an external monitor, you either a USB-C to HDMI (or other display medium) or a USB-C dock.
The biggest thing to me was the stand. If you want to use this as a laptop, having a stand is paramount. I've got a bluetooth keyboard and mouse that I would love to use with this, but I would simply have to lay it flat or prop it up on something not designed for that, which to me is a problem. I currently use a Surface for work, and the stand for that is built right into the back of the device, not into an addon/keyboard. Chances are if you are taking this with you, you'll want a cover for it anyways, so shelling out the extra money for the keyboard cover isn't a huge deal. However, I think its important for people to know its not included when making a purchase of this amount, as I just expected it would be there myself.
It also feels like a device that is in a strange spot size wise, as it doesn't feel great using it as more of a tablet, but I would want a little more power/screen size as a laptop. Maybe its great for you if you are constantly on the go and need the mobility.
Admittedly, I do not have an Android phone and could not take advantage of some of the features to pair it with your phone, which may be an important factor for you.
Overall it feels like a decent portable device if you don't need to have Windows. Running ChromeOS can take some getting used to, and you may not have all the applications you want readily available. Some apps do not work all that well on the device (some 3d games my son wanted to play), so beware of that.
If you are looking for something to just watch YouTube, browse social media or play some leisurely games, a high end tablet will do all of that and still be cheaper. If you want a full on desktop replacement, you're better off spending a bit more for a traditional laptop.
While the display is super nice, the device is very responsive and the selection of apps is impressive, I'm still not sure it’s the best device for my household. It feels pricy compared to similar devices on the market. Maybe if I owned some Android phones and other Android devices that would change, but for the time being its simply acting as a glorified tablet for me
With that said, the device quality is exceptional. It has a premium feel and the screen is amazing. The camera is pretty good, although it seems to be a little slow when taking a photo. The specs are decent and everything is amazingly fast and responsive.
As for the OS, I’m not really a fan. I’m more of an iOS or Windows fan but I found it pretty easy to use and navigate. I like that it has Android Apps from the Google Play store, but I ran into a lot of trouble getting some to load. For example, Facebook, which I would normally use a lot would never load and crashed each time I tried to download and use it.
All in all, I would not recommend this in place of a standard laptop as you can get a pretty good full functioning laptop at the same price. I would also not recommend this be purchased without the keyboard because then it would just be a tablet and the price is too high for that. I do however, recommend it as a 2-in-1 laptop if it was sold at the device only option with the keyboard included.
I've been using it now for well over a week and for the most part I've had no issues at all with how it functions. The screen quality is amazing, and the touch sensitivity is great. The Slate is zippy in doing its tasks, I haven't had it glitch out on me once. But it takes some getting used to, I have never used a Chrome OS before. It's similar to android but it certainly has it's differences like, I still can't figure out how to right click to autocorrect a word when writing a review so bare with my spelling here.
Another issue I found is the lack of compatible apps. Most things are compatible but Prime video and Prime music are missing from the play store. Some apps do work but only in a small screen mode which is annoying.
The biggest issue I have with the Google Pixel Slate is it's size; it's huge and that can really get in the way of doing simple tasks. As a tablet, it's a two handed experience but as a laptop you need just over a foot length of solid surface to allow it to sprawl out. Because the keyboard is so large and can't stand up on it's own without the cover prop it means, this can't be used on your lap alone, you must have a tray, a 1 foot long tray at that. I find myself using my dinning table a whole lot more now that I have this device, I can't just type on the couch anymore.
Don't get me wrong, I love this device. It's fun to browse on, work, type. It's even fun to draw on with the optional pen. Watching movies on the go is great, the definition is splendid. Sound to my Bluetooth headphones is steady and clear for movies without any delay in speech.
Overall, I would recommend it if you're looking for a zippy tablet/laptop. I think it's great for on the go, which makes it a good choice for college life.