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Deal: All Pixelbook models are $200 off, starting at $799 from Google and Best Buy

Although the $999 Pixel Slate I bought is my full-time device, I’ve said more than once that most people would be better served by the $999 Google Pixelbook. And now it costs you $200 less thanks to current sale pricing on all Pixelbook models: You can nab a base Pixelbook, which is still an outstanding device, for $799 from the Google Store.

If you were on the fence between a Pixelbook and Pixel Slate, I recommend asking yourself these two questions to help you decide.

Of course, a comparable Pixel Slate and the Pixel Slate Keyboard will cost you $1200, which could influence your decision right now; the $799 Pixelbook model has very similar hardware.

Both devices include the same 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage and have Intel Core i5 processors.

The Pixelbook uses a seventh-gen Intel chip while the Pixel Slate is an eighth-gen version, but I see very little performance difference between my Slate and old Pixelbook.

The only other standout variance is that the Slate has a higher resolution 3000 x 2000 display while the Pixelbook screen is still super clear at 2400 x 1600 resolution.

If you’d rather not wait for Google to deliver your on-sale Pixelbook, Best Buy is also selling it for the same $200 off, regardless of configuration. And as an added bonus, it will throw in a free Google Home Mini as well!

About the author

Kevin C. Tofel has covered technology since 2004. He's used ChromeOS since Google debuted the CR-48 in 2010, reviewing dozens of Chromebooks since then. He worked for Google's Chrome Enterprise team from 2016 to 2017, supporting the launch of Android app support. In his free time, he uses Chromebooks to learn software engineering at Launch School. In 2019, Kevin joined the CS Curriculum Committee at his local community college.

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