The Google Pixel Slate isn’t the first Chrome tablet, but it’s setting new standards for what a Chrome tablet can be. Announced Tuesday at Google’s Made By Google Launch event in New York, the Pixel Slate “isn’t a laptop trying to be a tablet,” said Google’s Trond Wuellner, “or a tablet that’s really a phone pretending to be a computer.”

The Pixel Slate shows how Google’s trying to evolve Chrome OS from its original desktop aspirations. The Pixel Slate brings together touch, pen, and voice input in a compact, versatile form factor. The Pixel Slate also looks as gorgeous as an Apple iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S. 

We’ve highlighted below the important specs and most intriguing new features that we know so far. We’ll update this piece as we learn more about the Pixel Slate. 

Pixel Slate price and release date

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The Google Pixel Slate’s purchase price includes three free months of YouTube TV. Accessory pricing is also shown here. 

The Pixel Slate will be available “later this year,” according to Google, shipping first to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

The starting price for the Pixel Slate will be $599, and its purchase will include three free months of YouTube TV. The feature options vary widely, and the most expensive Pixel Slate will start at $1,599. You can join the waitlist at Google’s Pixel Slate product page.

There will be two optional accessories for the Pixel Slate. The Pixel Slate Keyboard (more on that below) will cost $199, and has a waitlist you can join on its product page. The Pixelbook Pen, which was introduced last year with the Pixelbook, is already available in the new midnight blue color to match the Pixel Slate (as well as its original silver color) and costs $99 from Google.

Pixel Slate specs

CPU: Intel Celeron, or Core m3, i5, or i7

Memory: 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB





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