In a world where more and more hardware companies are releasing tablet-laptop hybrid computers, Google thought it’d throw its hat into the ring with the Google Pixel Slate. Powered by Chrome OS, the Pixel Slate aims to offer a familiar Chromebook experience with the portability of a tablet — but at what price?
Okay, the price is actually the biggest hurdle you’ll have to jump over with the Pixel Slate. With a price tag starting at $600, are you better off going with a competing device or just a traditional Chromebook? You’ll have to read our full review for that answer.
If you want to know where to buy the Google Pixel Slate, when it will ship, and how much each version costs, read our roundup below.
Google Pixel Slate price and availability
The Google Pixel Slate price depends on which specs you’d like under the hood. The cheapest Pixel Slate starts at $599, with the highest-end option going all the way up to $1,599. Oof. You can find all the pricing tiers below.
- Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage: $599
- Intel Celeron processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage: $699
- 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage: $799
- 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage: $999
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage: $1,599
You can pre-order the Pixel Slate right now from any of the retailers listed below. Google says the device will officially become available in-store starting Wednesday, November 28. That’s when we can also expect devices to ship from online orders.
Google Pixel Slate: Where to buy
The Pixel Slate is available from a handful of major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and of course the official Google Store. We’ve linked a few buying options for you below.
Okay, you’ve ordered your Pixel Slate — now what? Your experience with your Pixel Slate will be much better after you spend a little extra money on Google’s first-party Pixel Slate Keyboard, which costs $200. We’ve also thrown in a few third-party options if you think that’s too steep.
Google Pixel Slate Keyboard ($199)
Brydge G-Type Keyboard for Pixel Slate ($159.99)
Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard ($71)
Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard ($27)
If you’re a creator and want to use the Pixel Slate for making art, we’d recommend picking up a Pixelbook Pen, too. This is the exact same Pixelbook Pen that launched with the Pixelbook, only now it’s available in a new midnight blue color option.
Google Pixelbook Pen
Are you buying the Pixel Slate? Have any other third-party keyboard recommendations for us? Sound off in the comments.
November 27, 2018 at 03:58PM