Google cuts the price of all Pixel Slate models by $200

Google cuts the price of all Pixel Slate models by $200
The Chrome OS powered Google Pixel Slate was launched last year. The cheapest model, when the tablets were released, was one powered by an Intel Celeron processor sporting 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage. This entry-level version of the Pixel Slate started at $599. We use the past tense because it appears that earlier this year Google took that model out back and shot it.

After the Celeron powered Pixel Slate had its untimely passing, it meant that the lowest priced model in the line started at $799. This was the unit powered by the 8th generation Intel Core m3 processor, carrying 8GB of memory and 64GB of storage. Well, Google must have decided that it wanted the entire Pixel Slate line to once again start at $599, so it dropped the price of the aforementioned tablet down to that price by giving it a $200 (or 25%) haircut.

Google also took a machete to its other two Pixel Slate offerings and whacked $200 off their prices as well. The unit with a Core i5 processor under the hood, 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage is now $799, a 20% price cut. The top-of-the-line model powered by the Core i7 and equipped with 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage is now priced 13% lower at $1,399. You can find the new prices at the Google Store.

The Pixel Slate features a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 12.3-inch LCD display with a 3000 x 2000 resolution. An 8MP camera is on back, with an f/1.8 aperture, and a wide-angle 8MP selfie snapper is in front. The device does have a fingerprint scanner and is available in Midnight Blue. The optional Pixel Slate Keyboard will still run you $199, and the Pixelbook Pen remains priced at $99.

Related phones

Pixel Slate
  • Display 12.3" 3000 x 2000 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core-i7, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB



1. vgking9699

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

They need to lower them another $200

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I honestly can only wonder how they were able to destroy great-ish hardware with such a disaster state of the OS. This hardware can run full-blown Windows without an issue, but Chrome OS or Android lagging like hell and some features not working? How is this even possible? O.o

4. vgking9699

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

The biggest lag problem with chrome os is just itself, meaning any operating system like chrome os they relys to heavily on loading parts of core functionality from the internet is gonna be slow and laggy compared to other devices that load from local drives built in and not the internet It’s like as if your computer os was Pokémon Go lol, things like menus, buttons and going back and forth between pages loading from online stead of local drives

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I do not think this is correct, at least not 5+ years.

2. vgking9699

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Still too high, for the highest end model at $1400 for a 256gb pixel slate, it’s too much For $1350 you can get the 512gb iPad Pro Google needs to realize they aren’t Apple and don’t have anything close to equal ecosystem as Apple does and can’t sell their devices for more than Apple lol They gotta being cheaper than Apple not more expensive lol That 256gb pixel slate should be more like $1000 not $1400 or $1600 That’s just laughable

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2337; Member since: May 04, 2015

The prices are high but please tell us what the much vaunted Apple ecosystem has that the Google ecosystem doesn't. Every Google app syncs seamlessly across all dvices just like ios. Please enlighten us.

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You won't get a direct answer because they don't know what they're talking about. Bringing up Apple ecosystem is just a cop out

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2337; Member since: May 04, 2015

I know. I used to take that Apple ecosystem bs on face value (because I don't use anything Apple) until I started asking what the advantages were. That's when I realized Android does the same and even more.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.