If your only major knock against the Google Pixel Slate was the high price, you just ran out of excuses to buy one. You can get $250 off all three Pixel Slate models and get an included Pixel Slate Keyboard worth $199.
Until September 5, you can save $250 on any Pixel Slate and get a free keyboard, worth up to $199. Sure, there won’t be a Slate successor, but it will still get new features and software updates through June 2024, making this a great deal.
Google is following up last month’s Pixel Slate deal with a new one: Buy a keyboard for the Chrome OS tablet and you’ll get $250 off a Pixel Slate through August 18.
From a rough launch to the end of the base model, the Pixel Slate has not been kind to Google. The company says it will no longer make Chrome OS tablets but instead will focus on traditional Chromebook form factors.
Have you hit the volume up button on a Chrome OS tablet or 2-in-1 Chromebook tablet mode only to have the volume levels decrease? Chrome OS 76 fixes that issue by adjusting the volume button functions based on the display orientation.
It appears that the animation lag when using a Pixel Slate in tablet mode is vastly improved in Chrome OS 75. I snapped this short video on my Slate showing how much better it works.
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.
Asus is chasing the fast-growing education market with its first Chrome OS tablet, but you may have seen this one before. Essentially, the Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 has the same hardware specifications as last year’s Acer Chromebook Tab 10.
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.
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.
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.