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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Reader question: Which Pixel Slate would be comparable to the Samsung Chromebook Plus?

Internally, the $499 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and base Google Pixel Slate at $599 are generally the same so performance should be comparable. You’ll have to decide if you want to pay a premium for a true tablet.

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How does the Pixelbook stay cool without a fan?

A reader wants to know how the Pixelbooks stay cool, even with a Core i7 model. The answer has everything to do with choosing a chipset that balances performance and power consumption.

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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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So you have Project Crostini on your Chromebook: What are good Linux apps to install?

Now that Project Crostini is quickly spreading to many Chromebooks: What Linux apps should you install? It depends on what you want to do, of course, so here are two resources that provide Linux “equivalents” of Windows apps.

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Reader question: “Is the Chromebase form factor on the verge of extinction?”

A new generation of Chromeboxes has recently breathed new life into the Chrome OS mini desktop form factor but a similar upgrading has not taken place for the all-in-one Chromebase form factor. 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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