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[Google.com] Google Pixel Slate for $749 with free delivery

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[Google.com] Google Pixel Slate for $749 with free delivery

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Google Pixel Slate for $749 at Google Store. Free delivery. Previous deals had a bigger discount but required purchase of a keyboard so this is a better deal for those who want just the tablet. For those who purchase a keyboard as well, the discount is $400.
Last edited by FunnyGamer on Aug 29th, 2019 8:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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sprung wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 9:36 pm
Google out of the tablet business

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/20/1869 ... te-failure
Primary concern given Google is known to kill updates at will and the Slate experience (ChromeOS as a whole really) is still quite buggy given the performance you expect to get with the internals, still fine for budget machines though.
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overtask wrote:
Aug 29th, 2019 4:21 am
... the Slate experience (ChromeOS as a whole really) is still quite buggy ...
FWIW, I switched from macOS to ChromeOS about 6 months ago and not looking back. Almost instant boot ups, background updates, compatibility with Android and Linux apps -- for a lot of people it is a better OS (by far) than Windows and macOS. You do get what you pay for tho, I wouldn't recommend a ChromeOS device with less than 8Gb of RAM and CPU model lower than i3/i5 for the best experience.

I haven't heard of Google killing any updates for ChromeOS devices in the past, the Pixel Slate is guaranteed to receive updates until Jun 2024 (source: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/ans ... 0366?hl=en).

I agree with you that based on the the internals of this particular model, it's a bit overpriced, comparing to most modern 2-in-1 Chromebooks from Asus/HP/Samsung. But then it's a tablet.
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This would be hot if they went the route of pricing it the way Amazon did the Fire phone
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I have the i7 Slate which I use every day when working from coffee shops. I use it more like a computer than a tablet, though occasionally reading PDFs in portrait mode does happen.

Google did fix the performance lag in recent updates, so if you are deciding against the Slate - that should not be the reason.

The real worry is that Google has decided to end the Slate line, which sucks - because I really love having Linux on this form factor with great battery life. Otherwise I'd have gotten a Thinkpad and be content with its 2h battery life on Linux. :-P
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FunnyGamer wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 9:16 pm
Google Pixel Slate for $749 at Google Store. Free delivery. Previous deals had a bigger discount but required purchase of a keyboard so this is a better deal for those who want just the tablet. For those who purchase a keyboard as well, the discount is $400.
Price included in the title is very helpful for future reference. Great deal though. Thanks!
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More than a Surface Go, significantly less polished OS, and Google's support track record? No thank you.
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sridca wrote:
Aug 29th, 2019 8:46 am
I have the i7 Slate which I use every day when working from coffee shops. I use it more like a computer than a tablet, though occasionally reading PDFs in portrait mode does happen.

Google did fix the performance lag in recent updates, so if you are deciding against the Slate - that should not be the reason.
Do you use any apps? I've read bad reviews of apps not working properly, but I figured there's been updates since those reviews, so I'm hoping it's better now. I have a Samsung tablet that I use daily, but it's getting old and slow (even after deleting and cleaning up stuff) and I've always liked the slate.

Thanks.
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Snoopygis wrote:
Aug 29th, 2019 10:51 am
Do you use any apps? I've read bad reviews of apps not working properly, but I figured there's been updates since those reviews, so I'm hoping it's better now. I have a Samsung tablet that I use daily, but it's getting old and slow (even after deleting and cleaning up stuff) and I've always liked the slate.

Thanks.
Apps work fine. So does Linux (crostini). I use the Google Play Books app.
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sridca wrote:
Aug 29th, 2019 12:36 pm
Apps work fine. So does Linux (crostini). I use the Google Play Books app.
Sweet, but maybe I should have clarified. How are non google apps?
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Flunk wrote:
Aug 29th, 2019 9:36 am
More than a Surface Go, significantly less polished OS, and Google's support track record? No thank you.
This. I never understood the market for the Slate.

For around the same $ (a little more if you want to splurge), you can get a full Windows 10 OS Surface (not even a Go) which can do a lot more, and will likely have OS and application support for a long time.

Basically this is just a REALLY expensive Chromebook.

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