Google Pixel Slate Review: Overpriced Convenience


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Read the full review: | The Google Pixel Slate is a powerful Chrome OS tablet/laptop hybrid, but Google may be charging way too much for its portability and convenience.

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31 replies
  1. Anonymous 12&#5
    Anonymous 12 says:

    I'm close to buying this just because, A, I need a Chromebook. B, I like the you only pay $33 a month with Google Finance. That's how I bought my non-functioning Asus Chromebook. She was good to me. C, crappy paying job, so

    I'm this close to getting it. My last tablet was the legendary Nexus 7 (good paying job then)

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  2. Tech4U
    Tech4U says:

    I think America is in trouble, and it's companies are desperate for high revenue, bashing the likes of Huawei etc, just tell me I'll buy a Huawei tab costing a fraction, even if just standard android.

  3. Ovi Wan Kenobi
    Ovi Wan Kenobi says:

    If you could install Windows on it too, would it be the best Windows tablet?

    I was looking at buying this as I want a really nice quality Android tablet. What should I get?
    I also need one that just looks nice and has great battery life to control my house automation and sit on my coffee table… I have no idea what to get.
    I bought a Lenovo Tab 2 a year ago for it for $120 but it's slow and the screen is low ppi.

  4. Linh Nguyen
    Linh Nguyen says:

    Google died with the Nexus 6P for me.
    Now it copies everything Apple does, including the pricing but fails to justify it in any way.

    Really should have stuck with the "Stock Android at a good price" strategy. The whole Pixel line has been a mistake thus far.

  5. Mark D'Alelio
    Mark D'Alelio says:

    Just get a galaxy note 7… 🥊🍿🥧🍦🍭🍪☕️🍵🤼‍♀️🛷🥌🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🌰🛷🍵🥌🥤🎣🍵🥋🎿🎿🌰🏋️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️🍯🥜🏋️‍♂️🍪🤼‍♀️🌰🤼‍♀️🥋🍵🥊🎣🍵

  6. Electric Nick
    Electric Nick says:

    I don't really mind Google overpricing their own products. Think about it, it's actually a good business idea. Sell the best of the best in your field, but overprice it like hell. It's what microsoft does with the surface line, and they do it so that they're not screwing their OEM's which they get money from anyway. Google is doing the same thing, they're building the "best" you can buy in their category, and they're overpricing so as to compete a little less with the other manufacturers which pay them anyway. It's a respectful business design. Is it overpriced? Hell yeah. Is it the best product you can get in this category? Arguably yes. But is this good for the industry as a whole? Yes it is, it's a great thing for everyone in the industry.

  7. Eddie Frolic
    Eddie Frolic says:

    I was so excited to get this
    as I am a Google/ Android enthusiast all the way and have been in the market
    for a solid 2 in 1. After 2 days though I am returning it. Repeated freezing,
    stuttering during video playback, poorly optimized Android apps etc and it's
    going back. I can hardly fathom that Google would release this thing with such
    poorly vetted software. Maybe after several updates it will get better, but
    after paying $1k for it I can't justify patiently waiting for it to get better.
    I have only used it as a tablet and other reviewers suggest it does better in
    laptop mode. That's all fine and dandy, but I need it to function as tablet
    first. Hardware-wise it's beautiful. Can't say much negative about the screen,
    sound, appearance, speed etc. Chrome OS just isn't ready for a tablet. Back to
    the drawing board Google. It looks like SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S4 is the solution.

  8. From Mohamed's Desk 👋🏼
    From Mohamed's Desk 👋🏼 says:

    I'll take the Pixel Slate seriously when I see it has the same range of tablet specific apps as the iPad Pro. Until then, it's just a nice to have, not a serious contender as my everyday device. Unfortunately, it's the only pure Google/Android tablet available. As for the Pixelbook type devices… they are a less capable legacy laptop product, but with a touchscreen and gimmicky stylus.

  9. Edgar Alejandro Villegas
    Edgar Alejandro Villegas says:

    By installling Real VNC on any Chromebook you may access any Linux, MacOS or Windows computer
    as a remote graphical terminal

    You need to install and configure Real VNC also on your MacOS, Linux or Windows computer

  10. Norman Lang
    Norman Lang says:

    A little bit overpriced?! Understatement of the year. Not to mention NO ONE needs that i7 nonsense. And, the outrageous price increases for the SSD upgrades: $100 for 32 > 64 …GTFOH!


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