The latest offering from Google: Pixel Slate

google releases pixel slate

Google announced a whole bunch of new goodies and has reintroduced its tablet with a different OS. The new tab: Pixel Slate will be running on Chrome OS and not on Android. With the Chrome OS, the Pixel Slate joins the tough league of competitors with the iPad and Surface Pro.

Coming to the specs, the Pixel Slate comes with an option for Intel 8th gen core i5 processor or Celeron. But what sets a tab apart from a smartphone is the screen. And this tab has a 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 2000 x 3000 pixels and the entire frame is quite slim. Google has introduced a “Molecular Display” for the Slate, which is an LCD display with added benefits over traditional TFT LCDs.

Coming to the battery, it stays up to 10 hours on a full charge. The striking feature of Google’s mobile gadgets is its camera. With the Pixel Slate, the front and rear cameras are both 8MP, with the rear one having 1.12um pixel size. With a lot of security concerns enveloping the community today, Google has infused Pixel Imprint, a security fingerprint sensor on the power button.

However, there’s no SD card slot and Google’s also done away with the headphone slot. Google has also released a new magnetic keyboard that attaches to the Slate. The device starts from $599 and goes all the way up till $1599. The Pixel Slate keyboard is priced at $199.