Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate
Brand: Google
Category: Chromebook Tablet
  • Display: 12.3 inches, 3000 x 2000 pixels, LCD, Touchscreen display with Pixelbook Pen support, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: Intel Kaby Lake
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Battery: 48 Wh
  • Released Date: 9-10-2018



Device Type Chromebook Tablet
Model Google Pixel Slate
Released October, 2018
Status Available


Dimensions 290.85 x 202.04 x 7.0 mm
Weight 731 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Colors Midnight Blue


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LCD
Size 12.3 inches
Resolution 3000 x 2000 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 293 ppi
Features Touchscreen display with Pixelbook Pen support, Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Chrome OS
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Kaby Lake
CPU Intel Celeron 3965Y, m3-8100Y, i5-8200Y, or i7-8500Y
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel UHD Graphics 615
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 16GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 256 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. 3-axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Effect Sensor
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers
Audio Technology Improved noise cancellation with 2 mics


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 48 Wh
Battery Life Up to 12 hours
Charging USB-C 45 W charge adaptor, Fast charging: Up to 2 hours in 15 min


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP
Front Camera 8 MP
Image 1080p
Video 1080p 30fps
Camera Features Video calling, Video sharing
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.2
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2 x 2 MIMO, dual-band
USB Two USB-C ports
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews We found the Pixel Slate to be a weird device that is somewhere between a tablet and a laptop, but not great at being either. We felt it was an interesting experiment in the future of computing, but not actually representative of the future.

We liked the large high resolution screen and good speakers, but disliked the cheap feeling keyboard case. Performance was mixed - generally fine but with some lag at times that was frustrating. There were also bugs and instability in the software.
- The Verge
User Reviews 2 I have been putting off this review because every time I pick up the Pixel Slate, I just want to put it back down. It tries to be both a tablet and a laptop but isn't great at either. At 12.3 inches, it feels too big and awkward to use as a tablet. The fingerprint sensor makes it hard to unlock while holding.
As a laptop, it really wants a keyboard but the Google keyboard is flimsy and takes up too much space to use on your lap. The third party Bridge keyboard is better but heavier and more expensive.
- MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
User Reviews 3 The tablet market has never had more choice, and now, the line between tablets and laptops is becoming increasingly blurry. Almost all of the major manufacturers have a tablet that also doubles as a laptop, and Google has joined the fray.
This is the Google Pixel Slate — a super-portable but ultra professional full size tablet. I had a chance to spend a couple of days with it… and here’s what I learned.
The 12.3” Molecular Display is a touch screen, and it gives you a tonne of screen real estate for everything from watching movies, to gaming, and to actually working, since you can maximize space or use a split screen effect to increase your productivity.
- Erin Lawrence
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Large, high resolution display
- Good speakers
- Full desktop Chrome browser
- Tight integration with Pixel phones
- Great battery life

- Awkward and heavy to use as a tablet
- Keyboard cases are flimsy and expensive
- Performance is mixed - laggy at times

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

Released on October 9, 2018, the Google Pixel Slate aimed to redefine the boundaries between tablets and laptops. However, its journey was abruptly cut short, being discontinued on January 20, 2021, leaving us with mixed feelings about this peculiar 2-in-1 detachable device.

Sleek Design and Display Brilliance

At just 7.0 mm thick and weighing 1.6 pounds, the Pixel Slate boasts a sleek design and a Midnight Blue color that adds a touch of sophistication.

The 12.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels delivers a visual feast, making it ideal for various activities, from watching movies to productivity tasks.

Versatility in Processing Power

Powered by Intel Kaby Lake processors, including the Celeron 3965Y, m3-8100Y, i5-8200Y, or i7-8500Y, the Pixel Slate offers flexibility in choosing the right configuration.

Whether you opt for 4GB or 16GB of RAM and storage ranging from 32GB to 256GB, the Pixel Slate caters to different user needs.

Chrome OS Experience: A Learning Curve

Running on Chrome OS, the Pixel Slate provides a unique user experience, but it requires a certain level of familiarity with the operating system to unleash its full potential.

The lack of cellular connectivity might be a drawback for those expecting constant connectivity on the go.

Audio Excellence and Charging Convenience

The absence of a 3.5mm audio jack is notable, but the dual front-firing speakers with improved noise cancellation compensate for it, delivering a surprisingly vibrant and clear audio experience.

The inclusion of a USB-C 45W charge adaptor ensures fast charging, offering up to 2 hours of usage in just 15 minutes.

Imaging Capabilities: Cameras and Video

The Pixel Slate's cameras, both front and rear 8 MP, provide decent photo and video capabilities, albeit without a flash. The device supports 1080p video recording at 30fps, making it suitable for video calls and sharing content.

Accessories: Keyboard and PixelBook Pen

The Pixel Slate's keyboard, although an additional cost, provides a comfortable typing experience with rounded backlit keys. The Slate Keyboard also functions as a stand, allowing users to find the perfect viewing angle.

The inclusion of the PixelBook Pen adds versatility, though it lacks a dedicated holster, making it less convenient to carry around.

Usability and Integration

The device's integration with Pixel phones and the ability to pair or tether seamlessly enhance its usability. The impressive 48Wh battery ensures up to 12 hours of usage, making it suitable for on-the-go professionals and commuters.

Mixed Reviews and Unique Positioning

Despite its strengths, the Pixel Slate received mixed reviews. Some users praised its large, high-resolution display, excellent speakers, and tight Pixel phone integration.

However, criticisms centered around its awkwardness as a tablet, flimsy and expensive keyboard cases, and occasional performance issues.

In the end, reviewers called the Pixel Slate less practical than Google's own Pixelbook from 2017. And an experimental misfire compared to polished products like the iPad Pro or Surface Pro.

The strong aspects of Chrome OS show promise for future tablet-laptop hybrids. But for now, the Pixel Slate makes too many compromises to earn a full recommendation.

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