Google Pixel Slate: Hands-On Review, An iPad Competitor?

Google Pixel Slate

Well, without any doubt, almost every one of us loves Google Phones. Yes, they are simple, stylish and most importantly, comes with an ever enchanting Android One OS. But, this time, Google has turned their cards and have come up with their all-new Google Pixel Slate.

Yes, every single rumor came true when Google unveiled their Google Pixel Slate right in front of the world. Well, for Google, this is the latest tablet-hybrid which was launched with the Google Pixel 3 and XL.

But, unlike the Pixel C which ran of Android, the Google Pixel Slate runs on Chrome OS which is a good thing.

Hence, eager to get a soothing Google Pixel Slate review? I know the answer is Yes.

Thus, without wasting any time, let us hop into the topic and discover some amazing things about Google Pixel Slate.

Google Pixel Slate Review: Is this, the iPhone Killer?

Design Section

Google Pixel Slate

credits: Android Authority

Like expectations from any pixel product, the design of the Google Pixel Slate design resembles similar expertise.

Here, it’s flat, has got rounded corners and comes with a much sturdy metal construction.

While putting the slate in landscape orientation, you will witness the all-new USB Type-C port on the left as well as right sides.

In addition, there are volume rockers, Google-Logo right in the upper left corner of the slate backside.

What about the Fingerprint sensor on the Google Pixel Slate?

Google Pixel Slate review

credits: Android Authority

Despite a dedicated fingerprint sensor, Google has done quite a unique thing with their Google Pixel Slate.

Here, the dedicated power button will also work as a fingerprint sensor. Hence, without any issue, unlocking the Google Slate will be much more fun.

Further, moving onto bezel section, yes they are pretty much thin but when it comes to dual facing camera section, it still looks quite big enough.

Camera Section

Without any doubt selfie lovers cannot survive without a good camera, right? Hence, when it comes to the all-new slate from Google, a certain set of improvements have been done in the camera department.

Hence, on the front side, you get an 8MP camera which comes with a wide-angle lens and will be perfect for group selfies.

Further, the backside even comes with an 8MP shooter which can take some really good shots in low light conditions.

Does the Google Pixel Slate have Portrait Mode?

Indeed, it’s a Yes in this case. With every Smartphone coming with a stunning portrait mode, Google’s all-new slate even has got the same.

Hence, all you need to do is to take your favorite snap and Google’s machine algorithm is smart enough to make, you an enlighten highlighted factor.

Display Section

Google Pixel Slate

credits: Android Authority

Alike the last year’s Pixelbook, the Pixel slate comes with a 3:2 aspect ratio having a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000.

Here, the LCD measures 12.3 inches and obviously, comes with a touchscreen display.

Moreover, the display is sharp, vibrant and every single color production is to the point.

Interface Section

Google Pixel Slate

credits: Android Authority

Alike the traditional slates from Google, the Google Pixel Slate has been optimized to be almost tablet friendly.

Still, it has the ability to give you a complete Desktop experience as and when you need it.

So, what you really get from the interface section?

First of all, the interface serves an app drawer, app dock, and a good Google search bar just like any tablet or phone.

In addition, the apps from Google Chrome will give you a similar usability experience as you see on Desktop.

Moving ahead, you will even get to see web pages as and when you browse on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Does the Pixel Slate Support Android Apps?

Yes, without any doubt, the Google Pixel Slate supports Android apps and you can install any of the apps with grace and comfort.

All in all, installing different apps and using them will enhance your productivity to new levels of success and glory.

Keyboard Section

Google Pixel Slate

credits: Android Authority

Now, as we compare the keyboard of Pixel slate with last year, it does have a lot of distinguishing nature.

Here, instead of being attached with a 360-degree hinge, the keyboard on Pixel Slate is detachable.

Hence, the connection is done via copper pins whereas the magnets effortlessly get attached to the slate.

Further, just like the Microsoft Surface, you can even fold the pixel slate and use it when sitting on a desk or keeping it on lap.

And, no, the keyboard doesn’t really need to get started via Bluetooth. Here, it directly draws its power from the tablet as and when you will attach it.

As per my views, the keyboard looks, sleek and is comfortable using. In addition, the keys are effortlessly separated and working while traveling will be satisfying.

Trackpad Section

Google Pixel Slate

credits: Android Authority

Talking about the Trackpad will bring spacious nature straight into the limelight. Yes, it is very big and you will find no issue in your scrolling process.

Along with that, you even get the support of Pixelbook Pen which can become handy in taking essential notes, creating arts.

Google Pixel Slate

credits: Android Authority

Other than this, you can even use Pixelbook Pen as a laser pointer while ongoing through presentations.

Battery Section

Now, having a 48WHr Battery, you can use the Pixel slate up to 10 hours with much ease and comfort.

Here, the same can be achieved with a single charge whereas, plenty of juice will be left even after the day gets over.

Google Pixel Slate Price

Well, the price section is segmented based on four pieces of configuration levels. Whereas, the top two models of pixel slate according to their pricing are as follows:

  • Base Model: $599, Intel Celeron Processor, RAM: 4 or 8GB & 32 or 64GB Storage.
  • Highest Model: $1,599, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, RAM: 16GB and 256GB Storage.

And as and when the Google Pixel Slate Price in India goes, the same will be updated to you based on confirmation metrics.

Google Pixel Slate Specifications

  • Chrome OS
  • Dimensions: 202.04mm x 290.85 mm x 7.0mm
  • Weight: 1.6lbs / .7kg
  • Midnight Blue, anodized aluminum body
  • 12.3″ Molecular Display™
  • 3000×2000 resolution LTPS LCD
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Touchscreen with Pixelbook Pen support
  • 8-megapixel front camera, ƒ/1.9 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, wide field of view, 1080p 30fps video
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, Auto Focus, 1080p 30fps video
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ m3, i5 or i7 Processor, or Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • RAM: 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB
  • SSD Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB or 256GB
  • Dual front-firing speakers
  • Two microphones for improved noise cancellation
  • 48WHr battery, capable of 10 hours of usage
  • WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MIMO, dual-band
  • Bluetooth® 4.2
  • Pixel Imprint™ fingerprint sensor w/ dedicated microcontroller
  • Titan C security chip

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Wrapping Things Up: Google Pixel Slate Review 2018

So, there we go. I know you all are pretty excited about the pixel slate and so am I.

Well, until now, as far as the Google Pixel Slate goes, everything looks pretty much fine except the pricing. Whereas, the pricing could have been a little bit on the lower side.

Other than this, if you feel that the Google Pixel slate seems to be your liking option, you can do one thing. Wait for its coming in any of the online store, buy it and amplify your usability experience to new levels of happiness and enthusiasm.



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