Overnight, Google announced a swag of new products. Amongst them was the Google Pixel Slate. This is a detachable tablet that boasts a touchscreen, removable keyboard and runs Chrome OS. Here's what you need to know.
The Pixel Slate doesn't look quite like any other convertible on the market. The keyboard has round keys and the keyboard provides the mechanism for keeping the screen up as well as generous touchpad. But the specs indicate a powerful portable computer that could shake up the Windows/iOS duopoly.
Google has not yet listed the Pixel Slate on its Australian site. International availability will commence later this year in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Other countries will follow.
As there's no local pricing we can only go on what we know about the US.
Google says the Pixel Slate will start at US$599 and range up to US$1599. That puts it very much in direct competition with everything from the Microsoft Surface Go, the entire Windows detachable market and the iPad Pro.
That pricing suggests we'll see the Pixel Slate open at $799 and top out at a bit of over $2000.
Pixel Slate Specifications
|Dimensions||29 x 20 x 0.7 cm|
|CPU||Intel Celeron, or Core m3, i5, or i7|
|Memory||4bb, 8GB or 16GB|
|Battery Life||Up to 12 hours|
|Camera||8MP cameras on both the rear and front|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|