After years of trial-and-error Google has finally done what we’ve all asked for and made a Chrome OS tablet. It could be the perfect device for the barebones operating system. The Google Pixel Slate might look like an iPad with a Google Pixel veneer applied, but there aren’t a lot of products that have me as excited as the Pixel Slate. Google’s newest home-grown Chrome OS device is the natural successor to last year’s excellent if pricey Pixelbook. That device was thin for a laptop, but too thick for a tablet—a 2-in-1 that succeeded primarily because of its operating system. I suspect the Pixel Slate could wind up succeeding because of its operating system too (more on that below). But it’s no slouch in the hardware department. The Pixel Slate will be just 7mm thick, handily beating the Pixelbook, which was 10.16 mm thick. Like the Pixelbook, the Slate will have a 12.3-inch display, but its resolution jumps from 2,400 x 1600 to 3,000 x 2,000 pixels—pixel density correspondingly jumps from 235 ppi to 293 ppi. Google claims the battery will run 12 hours on a charge. Though Google insists that the device isn’t just a huge smartphone, it’s got two cameras, one in the back, one in the front. And it’s naturally a touch display with support for the $100 Pixelbook Pen. While the Pixelbook, and other touch Chrome OS devices like Samsung’s Chromebook Pro have never had fast enough pen response to match a Surface or iPad, the… [Read full story]
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