If you want a Chrome OS tablet, I don’t think you’ll see a better deal any time soon on the Pixel Slate bundle deals that went live today. You can choose either the Core m3, i5 or i7 Pixel Slate, each with a $350 discount and get both a free Pixel Slate keyboard and Pixelbook pen.
This deal went live today in the U.S. at Best Buy, although there’s a similar deal at the Google Store with just one difference that I’ll mention in a bit.
With the bundle, for example, you can choose the base Core m3 model of the Pixel Slate, which typically retails for $799, and snag it for $449. That alone is a super deal but Best Buy also includes the $199 Google Pixel Slate Keyboard and the $99 Google Pixelbook Pen.
So for just a little more than half-price of the typical Pixel Slate cost, you’re getting the Slate, keyboard, and stylus. For most Chromebook users, I’d say this model is more than adequate with its 8 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage.
Folks who plan to rely on Linux apps for a good portion of their day may want to consider stepping up to the Core i5; it has the same 8 GB of RAM but doubles the local storage capacity and adds a slight bit more CPU performance.
I mentioned the Google Store as having a very similar deal. And it does, but with one difference. You still get the Pixel Slate, keyboard and pen, however, you can choose which keyboard you want: Either the Google Pixel Slate keyboard or the Brydge G-Type keyboard. If you plan to use your Pixel Slate on a desk for most or all of the time, I like the latter. But if you want a comfortable device to use on your lap, I’d go with the Brydge.
In either case, you’re getting a solid device at a bundled price I never expected to see.
Should you be concerned that Google won’t be making Chrome OS tablets in the future? I don’t see why because that has nothing to do with the Chrome OS tablet they make now.
The Pixel Slate will have Chrome OS software updates through June 2026, meaning it will continue to get new features, security patches, and other software improvements. And all of those software bits are needed for the many 2-in-1 Chromebooks on the market since they all run in a tablet-only mode when the keyboard is folded behind the display.