Google Pixel Slate Shipping in Late November, Available for Pre-order Now for $599 and Up

Google’s first real Chrome OS tablet is now up for pre-order for $599 and up, and it should ship in a few weeks.  The Google Pixel Slate features a 12.3 inch, 3000 x 2000 pixel touchscreen display, a fingerprint sensor, two USB Type-C ports, and support for optional Pen and keyboard accessories.

But it’s first and foremost a tablet and it will ship with a version of Chrome OS that’s designed to be as easy to navigate by touchscreen as it is with a keyboard and mouse.  You can pre-order the Google Pixel Slate from Amazon, Best Buy, or the Google Store.

Chrome OS has come a long way, these days Chrome OS devices do a lot more than simply running web apps.  You can use them to run Android apps and even desktop Linux applications. In other words, it’s a desktop operating system that also supports mobile apps.

Pixel Slate is expensive when compared with Android tablets. It cannot run Windows applications. And Google only really promises 6.5 years of software updates — which may not be a problem if you spend $599 for an entry-level model.  Here are the prices/configurations for the Google Pixel Slate:

  • Intel Celeron 3965Y/4GB/32GB for $599
  • Intel Celeron 3965Y/8GB/64GB for $699
  • Intel Core m3-8100Y/8GB/64GB for $799
  • Intel Core i5-8200Y/8GB/128GB for $999
  • Intel Core i7-8500Y/16GB/256GB for $1599

The PixelBook Pen, meanwhile, sells for $99 and the optional keyboard cover is up for pre-order for $199.

The information for this post was taken from an article by Brad Linder in liliputing, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

Here is some additional information from various sources:  THE VERGE, ZDnet, DIGITAL TRENDS, Google, and c/net.