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.

Google adds Wake on Voice function to Pixel Slate before October 9 launch

Need a hands free way to wake up the Pixel Slate? It’s likely you’ll have one since Google recently added a Wake on Voice function to its first Chrome OS tablet, expected to launch on October 9.

Google Pixel Slate breaks cover along with thin keyboard attachment and pen

Images of the Pixel Slate have leaked, apparently confirming the earlier images of the Nocturne tablet with detachable keyboard. This is looking like a real challenger to Apple’s iPad Pro, depending on price.

Looks like four Pixel Slate options ranging from Intel Celeron to Core i7, 8 to 16GB of RAM

Expect the Pixel Slate, aka: Nocturne, to have configuration options across a wide range of price points based on benchmark tests showing four different Intel chips and 8 or 16 GB of memory powering Google’s Chrome OS tablet.

Google Pixel Slate tipped to have Core i7-8500Y and 16 GB option, running Android 9

Geekbench tests showing a device called Google Nocturne (aka: Pixel Slate) appeared online: At least one configuration is likely to be the latest Core i7 Y-series chip and 16 GB RAM, with Android 9 on board the detachable Chrome tablet.

HP Chromebook X2 with Core i5 and 8GB of RAM is available… in France

Six months after the base HP Chromebook X2 launched, the U.S. is still waiting for more powerful configurations. If you live in the EU however, you can get this detachable Chrome tablet with a Core i5 and 8GB of memory.

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.

Google Store link shows Pixelbook, Chrome tablet and Pixel 3 orders start on October 9

A hidden Google Store link shows that new device orders may begin on October 9, the day Google is expected to show off a refreshed Pixelbook, the Chrome OS tablet code-named “Nocturne” and new Pixel phones. Get your credit cards ready!

Nocturne Chrome tablet to have higher resolution screen than Pixelbook with a 3000×2000 display

Google has quietly changed the Chrome OS code for Nocturne, its first Chrome tablet expected to launch at the #MadeByGoogle event on October 9: Instead of the originally planned 2400×1600 resolution, the screen res will be 3000×2000.

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