in Its annual Made By Google event, the Technology giant has launched the Pixel Slate tablet alongside the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.
The semi automatic Pixel Slate is your very first tablet from Google in 3 decades, and its huge USP is it may be switched from a tablet computer to a laptop using the detachable keyboard. This is Google’s first tablet computer to run on Chrome OS and it provides up to 10 hours of battery life, dual front facing speakers, touchscreen smart display, and supports Pixelbook Pen. As with other recent Chrome OS offerings, it supports Android apps from the Google Play shop.
The Pixel Slate is priced beginning at $599 (approximately Rs. 44,400), also can be available in Midnight Blue colour choice. Google is offering YouTube TV for free for 3 months on the purchase of Pixel Slate. Google Pixel Slate keyboard will have to be bought separately, and it’s priced at $199 (roughly Rs. 14,700), and lastly the Google Pixelbook Pen is priced at $99 (approximately Rs.7,300). The Pixel Slate will go on sale later this year in US, UK and Canada through Google shops, along with other partnered outlets. The New Adobe Acrobat comes preloaded on the Pixel Slate.
The recently started Pixel Slate has rounded edges and sports dual front speakers. It is powered by eighth gen Intel Core m3, Core i5, i7, or Celeron processors paired with 4GB, 8GB, or even 16GB of RAM alternatives. It comes with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB inbuilt storage options.
As for optics, the Pixel Slate includes 8-megapixel back and front cameras using f/1.8 and f/1.9 apertures respectively. The wide-angle selfie lens comes with portrait mode support, and large 1.4-micron pixel size allows for better low light photography. The tablet packs a 48Whr battery that promises to last around 10 hours on a single charge, and supports rapid charging as well. The dimensions are in 202.04×290.85×7.0mm, and it weighs 721 g. Connectivity options include two USB-C interfaces, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, keyboard linking pins, Bluetooth v4.2, and much more. Sensors on board comprise 3-axis gyroscope/accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and also half an impact detector.
Chrome OS has been optimised for the touchscreen Pixel Slate, but also bundles in the full desktop experience. Features like Split screen, Family Link, Don’t Disturb, and Night Light have been introduced. Google Assistant is deeply integrated, and there is also a dedicated button on the Pixel Slate Keyboard to trigger it. The Pixel Slate comes with built-in virus protection, a Titan Security chip that retains your passwords secure, and background OS updates. The power button on the Pixel Slate doubles as a fingerprint sensor.
Coming to the Pixel Slate Keyboard, it connects to the Pixel Slate in the bottom, to convert it into a notebook. The folio in the trunk doubles up as a stand, and it allows for’infinite adjustability’ to suit your viewing angle requirements. It features a full-sized backlit keypad, curved’hush’ keys, a full-featured trackpad, and does not need any charging or pairing.