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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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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Chromebook Black Friday deals, including some already available

With a wide range of Chromebooks now available for every budget and performance preference, you can find a deal on just about any type of Chromebook. Here’s a list of some of the Black Friday Chromebook deals.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: Dethroning the Google Pixelbook

With newer, more powerful processors, extra screen real estate and a lower price point than the Pixelbook, Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is ideal for power users or enterprise customers, minus a few small nits.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Did Google leak this image of the Pixelbook 2 with smaller bezels?

The Google hardware leaks are just getting silly now: What looks like the Pixelbook 2 with smaller bezels appeared in a blog post… on Google’s own blog.

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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!

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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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