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Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate

from  $599+
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69 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Based purely on its hardware, the Pixel Slate is impressive. Unfortunately, the whole package is hampered by a confusing software experience and a high price. If you’re looking for a Chrome device, there are plenty of less expensive options that work just as well, if not better.

Pros
  • Gorgeous display
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent speakers
  • Full desktop browser on a tablet is extremely useful
Cons
  • Performance as a tablet is subpar
  • Android apps on Chrome OS are still a confusing (and sometimes buggy) mess
  • Very expensive
  • Pricey keyboard folio doesn’t work well on your lap

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Slate
Screen size
12.3in
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Linux
CPU family
Celeron
System RAM
4GB
Maximum battery life
Up to 10hr
Type
Form factor
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
System RAM
Maximum battery life
Tablet
Slate
12.3in
Other
Linux
Celeron
4GB
Up to 10hr

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69 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Mike
returned it honestly if you want a pc tablet style get a surface at least thats...read more
80
Cody
Love the tablet. It has been great for me. No lag. No problems. I got the m3...read more
90
jRod66
Don't compare this to an iPad! It doesn't have the same flashy apps and animations...read more
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