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Google Pixel Slate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The screen and durability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the connectivity and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Pixel Slate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software

 

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...

Gorgeous display ; Good battery life ; Excellent speakers ; Full desktop browser on a tablet is extremely useful

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

I love tablets and I love Chrome OS, and I was hoping to love the Pixel Slate. Despite the problems I've had, part of me still does. When I sit down and use it as a laptop, it's one of the best Chrome OS devices I've used. The screen is fantastic,...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Google Pixel Slate isn't your best Chromebook bet

 

Google's pricey vision of a tablet-meets-Chromebook doesn't quite gel

The Pixel Slate has a nice display, solid construction, a great-feeling keyboard accessory, supports mice and trackpads (like all Chromebooks), and has always-on Google Assistant as an option.

The Pixel Slate feels a little too heavy and has buggy software and unimpressive performance. It's expensive compared to competing Chromebook/tablet alternatives.

There are a lot of good ideas in the Pixel Slate, but this pricey Google tablet doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from the plenty of other great Chromebook options out there.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel Slate

 

The first Chrome OS-based tablet from Google, the Pixel Slate is marvelous hardware, but in practice, it falls short of topping the Apple iPad, Chromebooks, or Windows tablets.

Cutting-edge design. Thin and light. Excellent screen quality. Robust speakers. Long battery life.

No headphone jack. Expensive as configured. Keyboard and stylus not included. Stylus-attachment scheme and screen palm rejection need work.

Bottom Line: The first Chrome OS-based tablet from Google, the Pixel Slate is superior hardware, but in practice, it falls short of topping the Apple iPad, Chromebooks, or Windows tablets.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Google Pixel Slate review: slapdash software ruins good hardware

 

Great hardware undone by a hundred tiny software indignities

Excellent speakers ; Two USB-C ports ; Nice screen

Software bugs ; Android apps still feel alien ; Folio keyboard is awkward

The Pixel Slate has a lot going for it, but it’s just too experimental. The bummer is that I actually like what Google is trying to do here. I just wish it was less trying and more doing.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Google Pixel Slate review: So close, yet so far, from being a perfect Chrome-Android tablet hybrid

 

Google's Pixel Slate is a tablet that wants to be a Chromebook, and it's better at doing both than any other single device. But it's still a serious work-in-progress.

Bright, beautiful display with incredible resolution ; Gorgeous hardware that rivals Apple's iPad Pro

A little too heavy and big to use for very long as a tablet. ; Adding a obligatory Pixel Keyboard makes it a very expensive. ; Bugs and growing pains make it tough to use as a tablet.

There are a lot of things to like about the Pixel Slate. It has a gorgeous design, it comes in a range of prices and options, and it has a thoughtful two-way interface that plays to the strengths of each format. The companion Pixel Slate Keyboard fits...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Google Pixel Slate

 

Elegant design; Sharp, vibrant screen; Optional keyboard is both comfy and offers many angles; Excellent handwriting recognition; Great audio; Nearly 10 hours of battery life ; Buggy Bluetooth problems; Keyboard adds heft; Android apps on Chrome OS...

Buggy Bluetooth problems; Keyboard adds heft; Android apps on Chrome OS still a work in progress; Expensive ; The Google Pixel Slate is a great 2-in-1 with small issues that Google needs to fix.

The Google Pixel Slate is a great 2-in-1 with small issues that Google needs to fix.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Google Pixel Slate Review: An expensive experiment

 

If the Pixelbook demonstrated Google could make a compelling laptop, the Google Pixel Slate is its attempt to do the same for tablets. Like the latest iPad Pro, it's a confident claim that what was once considered a pared-back, mobile OS can now wear...

Handsome, well-constructed hardware ; Keyboard is comfortable to type on ; Two USB-C ports are flexible ; Screen is beautiful

Android app are still awkward on Chrome OS ; No headphone jack or SD card reader ; Pixel Slate Keyboard underwhelms in your lap ; Expensive

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Luke Luby (geekspin.co)

Google will no longer make tablets

 

Google's Pixel Slate was a tablet that many saw potential in, and that was despite the plethora of software issues that it had upon release. Now the technology behemoth has announced that the Pixel Slate

The Pixel Slate will be Google’s last tablet

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Google Pixel Slate review: A solid Chrome OS device with some issues

 

Our Google Pixel Slate review takes a look at the tech giant's latest attempt to bridge the gap between tablet and computer and sees how this tablet performs.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Google Pixel Slate review: Overpriced convenience

 

The Pixel Slate is a powerful Chrome OS device that works wonderfully for work and play, provided you pick up the additional accessories. The downside is you'll have to pay a hefty premium for the portability and convenience of a tablet and laptop in...

Thin, sleek design ; Premium metal build ; Sharp, vibrant display ; Fast performance ; Loud dual speakers ; Keyboard is well designed ; Fast fingerprint sensor

No headphone jack ; No expandable storage ; Expensive

Nov, 2018

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