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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Can you happily use a Chromebook and an iPhone? Yup.

When I’m out working with my Pixelbook and iPhone X, people often come up to me and ask: “How can you use an iPhone with a Chromebook?” It’s actually pretty easy and not that bad of an experience.

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Yes, the Pixelbook power button is a U2F key. Here’s why I wouldn’t use it.

Yes, you can use the power button of the Pixelbook for two-factor authentication. But it’s a terrible idea: You’re actually decreasing the security factor with this method. Here’s why.

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Why don’t Chromebooks have Thunderbolt 3 support?

A reader wants to know why there are no Thunderbolt 3 outputs on Chrome OS devices? It may have to do with Linux as well as ARM-powered Chrome OS devices and use cases of Chromebook users.

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Should you buy a Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2?

In the market for a Chromebook but not sure to get the Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2 or another detachable? The answer may depend on how much value you place on a true tablet.

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