No more Google Chromebooks? If true, it’s not all “doom and gloom”.

Google is reportedly getting out of the Chromebook hardware business but we don’t know why, or if it’s even true. If it is, the negative impact is minimal and there could even be some positive aspect to come.

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Pro tip: The Pixel Slate with Celeron doesn’t reflect the whole product line

Yup, a Celeron-powered Chromebook can be underpowered. But if you expect the Celeron-based Pixel Slate to be a performance powerhouse and replace an iPad Pro, maybe it’s your expectations that need an upgrade.

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Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard? We tackled these and other related questions on This Week in Google, where perhaps some initial device perceptions were changed.

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Video: Pixel Slate Keyboard “lapability” in practically every position

Did you read all of those Pixel Slate Keyboard reviews and write the product off because of them? Keyboard choices are pretty personal, but this video might help you decide if Google’s keyboard will work for you.

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Which Google Pixel Slate should you buy? Here’s a guide to answer that

So you’ve decided to buy a Pixel Slate once it becomes available. Ok, but which of the five configurations should you get? Here’s a guide to help you through the process, regardless of your budget.

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Considering the Pixel Slate? Answer these two questions before you buy

Thinking about buying a Pixel Slate? These two key factors should be driving the purchase decision process because you’re paying a premium for portability and performance.

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Will the Pixel Slate, aka: Nocturne, dual boot into Windows 10 or Linux?

There’s a code commit from July suggesting that Nocturne could dual boot into Windows or Linux. However, it’s not likely to happen in the near future: All of the Project Campfire efforts are targeted at the Pixelbook for now.

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Why Cheza, the Snapdragon 845 Chromebook, could run for 20+ hours on a charge

The Cheza Chromebook — essentially a detachable Chrome OS tablet — will use the Wand keyboard which has its own internal battery. Code suggests the two power packs will work together and that could bring some serious run time on a charge.

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Why Windows on Chromebooks is a great idea: Nothing but upside

Some think that dual-booting Windows on a Chromebook will make the devices “dead or at least on their way to becoming pointless.” I couldn’t disagree more. Here’s why.

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Why is the Android version of Microsoft Excel not compatible with Chromebooks? (Updated)

The Android version of Excel can’t be installed on a range of Chromebook models, including my Pixelbook. This situation has been going on for nine months, which is nearly nine months too long.

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Reader question: Does the Pixelbook use eMMC or SSD storage? (Answer: It depends)

Although Google lists the storage type as SSD for all three Pixelbook models, only one has a true SSD. However, the speed of your network connection is likely more important than local data transfer rates.

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