Podcast: Two people share thoughts on using the Pixel Slate for one week

Don’t want to read through a long review of the Pixel Slate? Here’s a special edition podcast I did with my MobileTechRoundup show co-host, Matthew Miller, providing our weeklong impressions of the new Google Chrome OS tablet.

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Pixel Slate and Pixel Slate Keyboard review: Portability and productivity at a premium price

The Pixel Slate and Keyboard aren’t for everyone when there are less expensive 2-in-1 Chromebooks available. But if you want the best of both a Chrome OS desktop and a tablet mode, aside from a few minor issues, this potent package is exceptional.

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Pixel Slate shipments have begun, Best Buy availability to follow soon?

After a false start with a November 22 retail availability date, my Pixel Slate pre-order has shipped and should arrive later this week. I’d expect inventory at Best Buy to be soon released as well.

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HP Chromebook X2 can be had for $100 off at Best Buy: $499 for the detachable tablet

While you could drop $799 on a Google Pixel Slate, it may make more sense to nab the HP Chromebook X2 on sale for $499 with the included keyboard and pen.

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Pixel Slate orders begin, release date confirmed as November 22

Yup, the November 22 release date for the Google Pixel Slate is correct. Best Buy will have the device that day and you can now order directly from Google. Not sure which to buy? I got you covered.

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Pixel Slate passes FCC certifications but no LTE in sight

Good news: The Pixel Slate has been certified for the U.S. Bad news if you were hoping for an integrated LTE option: The only tested radios were for dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. That potential November 22nd date for availability is looking good though.

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Project Crostini USB support is moving forward on Chromebooks

Of the three main missing features in Project Crostini, one is moving forward now: USB support is in the works for the Linux container on Chromebooks.

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Chrome OS 70 hits the Stable Channel, bringing a better Chrome tablet experience

If Chrome OS tablets become hugely successful, we’ll look back on Chrome OS 70 as the Stable Channel release that made it happen. Here’s why.

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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.

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Considering the Pixel Slate? Answer these two questions before you buy

Thinking about buying a Pixel Slate? These two key factors should be driving the purchase decision process because you’re paying a premium for portability and performance.

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Reader question: Which Pixel Slate would be comparable to the Samsung Chromebook Plus?

Internally, the $499 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and base Google Pixel Slate at $599 are generally the same so performance should be comparable. You’ll have to decide if you want to pay a premium for a true tablet.

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