Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Tablet Intel Core i7, aspect ratio 3:2


Google Pixel Slate Review. The Google Pixel Slate is a great 2-in-1 with
small issues that Google needs to fix. Chrome OS has been updated to meet this challenge,
with new tricks including natural writing recognition and interface features borrowed
from Android. The Pixel Slate packs a great screen and solid
sound. Unfortunately, for as much as Chrome OS is
growing, some Android apps still don’t quite look right, and the Pixel Slate’s also got
a couple of bugs that we hope get fixed soon. While the effortless security of Chrome OS
might be worth the same amount of cash you’d spend on a Surface Pro 6 or a very good ultraportable
laptop, these small bugs make for a device we can only recommend to those ready to handle
a bumpy road. If Google fixes these issues, though, the
Pixel Slate might be ready for the mass market. While that much storage may feel like overkill
on the cloud-based Chrome OS, you can’t save by getting a Slate with a Core i5 processor
with 64GB of storage, as that much space is only available in the Core m3 version. If you’re looking to use this as your main
machine, I would not recommend relying on the Core m3 CPU, unless your needs are minimal
to moderate. The dark Midnight Blue of the Google Pixel
Slate gives it a hint of elegance while allowing it to blend in seamlessly to a modern office.
Further, its anodized aluminum chassis feels strong and durable. The Pixel Slate’s bezels look a tad chunky,
especially compared to those of the new iPad Pros, but the black bars aren’t big enough
to make it look dated. You could learn a lesson from the dual USB
Type-C ports in the Pixel Slate. Not only does this slate pack one more than
the new iPad Pros, these actually support external storage, so the Pixel Slate can actually
fit into a modern working environment, rather than just rely on cloud storage. That being said, both machines beat the Surface
Pro 6, which requires an $80 adapter for a Type-C port. One annoying glitch I found in that external
device support, though: after importing large, multi-gigabyte files to the Pixel Slate, it
appears to crash and reboot, with the screen going dark for a moment before opening a blank
Chrome tab. Aside from that, the file transfer works correctly,
though. You connect the Pixel Slate to the Pixel Slate
Keyboard using the company’s proprietary Pogo port, found on its bottom edge. Google includes a Type-C to 3.5 millimeter
audio adapter, as the Pixel Slate doesn’t include a headphone jack. The Pixel Slate’s 12.3-inch screen offered
accurate touch recognition as I navigated the web and smooth scrolling as I skimmed
through the Google Doc for this review. It also responds to swipe-up gestures from
the bottom and top, with the former opening the app shelf and the latter showing all open
apps and enabling split-screen apps. Pixel Slate Keyboard’s reclining folds allow
for far more positions than most folding folios, getting closer to the range of the kickstand-based
Surface Pro. So, instead of the two positions that the
iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard Folio adjusts between, you can to move from 135 degrees to almost
90 degrees. Oh, and since the Pixel Slate Keyboard uses
magnets to attach to the back of the Slate, you’ll find the folding flaps can attach quite
hard when near any metal surfaces. I discovered this at a Starbucks, where I
could remove the keyboard from with some effort, though I couldn’t slide it around the table. The biggest difference in Google Assistant
in Chrome OS today vs Google Assistant back when the Pixelbook came out is that the results
now arrive much faster. Google claims the speed is improved by 350
percent. I still don’t exactly know when I’d use this feature in everyday activity, but
it certainly is a neat trick. The other major reason that will push some
from Windows to Chrome OS is Google’s no-nonsense approach to updates and security. Not only does Chrome perform all of its system-level
maintenance in the background, but it also runs updates only when you restart the system,
so you never lose anything. I found a pair of odd, annoying issues when
listening to music on the Pixel Slate with Bluetooth headphones and use it with a Bluetooth
keyboard. First of all, my music kept dying. Specifically,
the connection to my headphones — first with my Apple AirPods and then with the Bose QuietComfort
35 — just dropped. Sometimes I’d have to manually re-pair the
connection, and once, the connection fixed itself after a moment. I’ve reached out to Google to see if there’s
a fix and will update this review when one becomes available. We tested a Google Pixel Slate outfitted with
an 8th Gen Intel Core processor and 8GB of RAM, a configuration that provides enough
speed for decent productivity. Nobody with any sense will ever say you should
use a tablet as a main camera, but the Google Pixel Slate’s lenses take decent shots. There so much about the Google Pixel Slate
to love, including its beautiful screen, comfortable keyboard, great sound and long battery life. Unfortunately, this machine comes with a few
asterisks, including some notable bugs that Google should fix soon. It will take longer,
though, for Google Play apps to feel like native tablet apps. Right now, I’d say that the Pixel Slate feels
like a device for the adventurous types who love Android and Chrome, and are OK with some
first-gen bugs. Once those issues are cleared, though, Google’s
got an excellent 2-in-1 on its hands. Kindly see the description for this Amazon
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