Pixel Slate tablet animation lag software fix, reduced memory footprint on Google’s radar

Turns out that Google has known about the tablet overview mode animation lag since before the Pixel Slate even shipped, based on bug reports. One trace indicates 1.5GB of memory in use for the graphics, which help explain issues in the Celeron model.

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Pixel Slate: Can you tell the difference between the Core m3 and Core i5 in this video?

Debating between the $799 Core m3 and $999 Core i5 Pixel Slate? See if you can tell which device is which in a performance demonstration of both on video.

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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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Acer now has three Chromebook 514 models ranging from $349 to $499

Acer is rounding out its Chromebook 514 line with two new configurations, adding a $349 and $399 option to the already introduced $499 model. The processors in all of these devices are bit outdated though, so shop around if you’re in the market.

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Considering the Pixel Slate with a Celeron? Watch this video first.

There haven’t been many reviews of the base $599 Pixel Slate with a Celeron processor to date. However, this video review of one shows how the device performs in a broad range of use cases, which may help you decide if the Celeron model is for you.

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Early Black Friday deals: Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and Pro discounted up to $150 off

If you don’t want integrated LTE, Samsung’s Black Friday deals on the Chromebook Plus v2 and Chromebook Pro can save you a bundle. The best deal may be the $449.99 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 with a newer Intel Core m3 processor than the Pro model.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus with LTE passes through FCC, likely launching soon

Although version 2 of the Samsung Chromebook Plus launched a few months ago, there’s a similar model with integrated LTE that was just tested by the FCC. How much of a premium will the always-on connectivity cost?

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