Google Pixel Slate leaks in dark blue alongside keyboard cover and stylus

Google Pixel Slate leaks in dark blue alongside keyboard cover and stylus
Google appears to have long given up trying to keep Pixel 3 and 3 XL leaks in check, poking fun at conspiracy theorists to build buzz around a product announcement event next week that almost feels pointless right now.

Almost, because the search giant may not have a Pixel Ultra in the pipeline, but a Pixel Slate is pretty much guaranteed to see daylight on October 9 with iPad Pro and Surface Pro 6-rivaling hardware.

This is technically not a direct sequel for last year’s Pixelbook laptop, running Chrome OS on the software side of things, but focusing more on portability and versatility with a detachable keyboard in tow.

The tablet and its pogo pin-connecting accessory are today rendered in crystal clear quality for the very first time, looking... sleek but not exactly game-changing. The Google Pixel Slate is expected to adopt the same 3:2 aspect ratio as the Pixelbook, with conventionally thick bezels and a screen we don’t know a great deal about in terms of size or resolution.

In fairness, a number of key specifications remain under wraps, including battery capacity and camera resolution for both a rear-facing and front-facing snapper, but these freshly leaked images do seem to reveal the presence of front-firing stereo speakers, a USB Type-C port, and most likely, a fingerprint sensor too.

It’s unclear if Google is taking the war against the headphone jack to the next level by removing the audio connector from the company’s tablets as well (it’s possible), while the accompanying keyboard cover features distinctive circular keys that include a Google Assistant shortcut.

The tablet, keyboard, and a capacitive stylus sharing clear similarities with the existing Pixelbook Pen are all covered in a dark blue coat of paint that's definitely going to help them stand out from the 2-in-1 pack.

Of course, dual-booting Windows 10 and Chrome OS, as well as combining Intel Core i7 processing power with up to 16GB RAM, could also do the trick. But let’s wait and see precisely what Google has up its sleeve here. Maybe there’s at least one surprise left.


source: MySmartPrice

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15 Comments

1. dnomadic

Posts: 445; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Have held out on my new computer waiting for this.... Hope it pans out to be great.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm very much interested in it, though with an i7 processor, I'm sure it'll be a bit too expensive for me at this time. Damn, I want a new computer! lol

2. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Chrome OS makes it a useless expensive gadget.

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

You'd be wrong.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Keep saying that as Microsoft has to halt the rollout of it's OS's latest update because it deletes all the user's data. As someone who actually uses Chrome OS, it's effortless to use and highly recommend others try it out.

3. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nice if this could be like Samsung Dex. Pixel slate then transform into full android tablet.

5. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Google should offer good freebies for developers in Android tablets and Chrome OS so that iPad can have a good competition.

6. dmdzordilla

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 31, 2018

Very nice typewriter like keyboard. Nostalgic

7. gamehead unregistered

Is it chrome os or android?

12. LordDavon

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

It is ChromeOS. That being said, all new ChromeOS tablets also run Android apps. Many, like these Google devices will also run Linux apps. As well, there is talk that they are working on allowing it to dual boot Windows 10. I have a Pixelbook and love it. While it isn't as powerful as my Surface Book 2 15", it is much lighter, well built and I can do about 75% of all my work on it.

13. gamehead unregistered

Dual boot sounds like a great feature

8. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Oh man this looks like a dream but Chrome OS kills it :(. You can't customise Chrome OS worth junk. Why do they keep shoving Chrome OS down everyone throats. So they plan on taking on the iPad by building a closed ego system, the very thing "Android" fans bag Apple out about everyday.

9. Whitedot

Posts: 878; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

That is just an absurd as wishing Apple dual boot OS hardware : "Of course, dual-booting Windows 10 and Chrome OS, as well as combining Intel Core i7 processing power with up to 16GB RAM, could also do the trick".

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Pixel Slate is my kind of tablet definitely excited for it.

15. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think now is the right time for replacing the laptops with these kinda devices. With high end specifications, efficient battery life & ample of RAM, better keyboard support, this is definitely the right time

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