Chrome OS powered Google Pixel Slate unveiled
- Alongside the Pixel 3s, Google has also dropped the veil off the Pixel Slate, the Chrome OS powered tablet that looks like the way forward for Google’s tablet ecosystem.
- The Pixel Slate features a version of Chrome OS that’s more optimised for touch interface. It combines the regular Chrome OS with features like G Suite and split screen for multitasking. Google Assistant comes deeply integrated in to the interface, and in case you didn’t know, Chrome OS can also run Android apps.
- Enhancing the productivity factor of the Google Pixel Slate will be the optional detachable keyboard, which sports circular backlit keys and a trackpad. It connects to the Slate via pogo pins and allows for ‘infinite adjustability’ to match your viewing angles. Then, the Slate also has full support for the Pixelbook Pen Stylus.
- The Google Pixel Slate sports a 12.3-inch LCD panel with 293ppi pixel density. It is powered by the eighth-gen Intel Celeron, Core m3, i5 or i7 processors depending on the variant chosen. RAM options are 4GB, 8GB or 16GB, whereas ROM configurations include 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB options.
- The device also has dual 8MP cameras (the front one is a wide angle lens), dual stereo speakers, two USB Type-C ports, and surprisingly, no 3.5 mm headphone jack.