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Google Pixel Slate with Chrome OS announced: Price, Specifications

Alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google also introduced the Pixel Slate. It is the company’s latest tablet that runs Chrome OS and can also run Android apps. The key features of the Pixel slate are a new 12.3-inch 2.5D curved glass display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM, and 8MP cameras on both the rear and front.

The new Google Pixel Slate is just 7mm thin, features front-firing speakers and also works with Pixelbook Pen. It has extra protection with the Titan security chip. The Pixel Slate keyboard has round keys, a dedicated Google Assistant key and a large trackpad.

Google Pixel Slate specifications

The Pixel Slate sports a 12.3-inch (3000×2000 pixels) LCD display with Google Pixelbook Pen support. Under the hood, it is powered by Intel Celeron Processor or 8th Gen Intel Core m3/i5/i7 Processor. It comes in 4GB RAM/32GB SSD or 8GB RAM/64GB SSD or 8GB RAM/128GB SSD or 16GB RAM with 256GB SSD options. It runs on Chrome OS.

In terms of camera, it sports an 8MP autofocus rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size. There is another 8MP camera at the front with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, and wide field of view. It also sports dual front-firing speakers for surround sound.

The power button doubles as a fingerprint sensor for better on-device security. It also features the Titan C security chip to protect your information and passwords. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz), 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, and USB Type-C for charging. It packs 48Wh battery offering up to 12 hours usage.

Price, availability

The Pixel Slate with Intel Celeron Processor is priced at $599 (Rs. 44,395 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 32GB storage option. While the Pixel Slate with 8th Gen Intel Core m3 Processor and 8GB RAM with 64GB Storage costs $799 (Rs. 59,215 approx.). There is no word if these tablets will come to India.


Satyendra Pal Singh

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