Geekbench results suggest Asus working on a Pixel Slate rival: Rammus/Shyvana

Benchmark tests showing a device with internal similarities to the Pixel Slate surfaced this week. It looks like another Chrome tablet option but this time coming from Asus based on Chromium code approvals.

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The Asus Chromebook C434 is a very worthy successor to the Flip C302

The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is a great device but it’s getting long in the tooth. Asus stepped up two processor generations, improved and made the display larger with 5mm bezels in the new Chromebook C434, which could be a hit if the price is right.

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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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Chrome OS 71 Stable adds new features with most of them available first on Pixel Slate

While most of the Chrome OS 71 features are first available for the Pixel Slate, all of them are welcome improvements. In particular, the native Google Assistant means you won’t need the Play Store installed to use the digital assistant.

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Review: Belkin $50 desktop keyboard for Chrome OS that holds the Pixel Slate

Although designed for the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, Belkin’s USB-C desktop keyboard with stand works well with the Pixel Slate and costs $50. There are some limitations but it’s worth the look if you want to type away on a desk or other flat surface.

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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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Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard? We tackled these and other related questions on This Week in Google, where perhaps some initial device perceptions were changed.

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Video: Pixel Slate Keyboard “lapability” in practically every position

Did you read all of those Pixel Slate Keyboard reviews and write the product off because of them? Keyboard choices are pretty personal, but this video might help you decide if Google’s keyboard will work for you.

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Rotatable clamshell mode coming to Chromebooks, Chrome tablets for improved tent mode

Got a 2-in-1 Chromebook or Chrome tablet like the Pixel Slate? You might have noticed that the relatively new automatic Desktop and Tablet modes cause an upside down screen in tent usage. Here are details on the upcoming fix for this issue.

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