At its annual Made By Google Occasion, the tech giant has launched the Pixel Slate tablet alongside the Newest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Tablets.
The semi automatic Pixel Slate is the very first tablet from Google in three decades, and its big USP is that it can be changed from a tablet computer to a laptop by using the detachable keyboard. That is Google’s first tablet to run on Chrome OS plus it provides up to 10 hours of battery life, dual front facing speakers, touchscreen screen, and supports Pixelbook Pen. As with other recent Chrome OS offerings, it supports Android programs from the Google Play store.
The Pixel Slate is priced beginning at $599 (roughly Rs. 44,400), also is available in Midnight Blue colour option. Google is offering YouTube TV for free for 3 months on the purchase of Pixel Slate. Google Pixel Slate keyboard will need to be bought individually, and it’s priced at $199 (approximately Rs. 14,700), and lastly the Google Pixelbook Pen is priced at $99 (approximately Rs.7,300).
The newly launched Pixel Slate has round edges and sport dual front speakers. It’s powered by eighth gen Intel Core m3, Core i5, i7, or Celeron chips paired with 4GB, 8GB, or even 16GB of RAM options. It includes 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB inbuilt storage choices.
As for optics, the Pixel Slate has 8-megapixel rear and front cameras with f/1.8 and f/1.9 apertures respectively. The wide-angle selfie lens comes with portrait style support, and large 1.4-micron pixel dimensions allows for better low light photography. The tablet packs a 48Whr battery that claims to last up to 10 hours on a single charge, and supports rapid charging as well. The measurements are in 202.04×290.85×7.0mm, and it weighs 721 g. Connectivity options include two USB-C ports, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, keyboard connecting pins, Bluetooth v4.2, and more. Sensors on board comprise 3-axis gyroscope/accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and also half impact sensor.
Chrome OS has been optimized for the touchscreen Pixel Slate, but also bundles in the complete desktop experience. Characteristics like Split screen, Family Link, Don’t Affect, and Night Light have already been released. Google Assistant is profoundly integrated, and there is also a dedicated button on the Pixel Slate Keyboard to activate it. The Pixel Slate comes with built-in virus security, a Titan Security processor which keeps your passwords secure, and desktop OS upgrades. The power button on the Pixel Slate doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.
Coming to the Pixel Slate Keyboard, it links to the Pixel Slate at the bottom, to convert it into a notebook. The folio in the trunk doubles up as a rack, and it allows for’infinite adjustability’ to match your viewing angle requirements. It sports a full-sized backlit keypad, rounded’hush’ keys, a full-featured trackpad, and doesn’t need any charging or pairing.