Google's New Pixel Slate Is a Hybrid Chrome OS Tablet

From PC Mag: Google's successor to the Pixelbook is the the $599 Pixel Slate, available later this year as a lightweight hybrid tablet that doubles as both a workstation and a home theater.

The powerful Chrome OS device comes with a high-res touch screen. For $199, add the Google Pixel Slate Keyboard, which doubles as a protective case. Complete the set with the $99 Google Pixelbook Pen.

The Pixel Slate is thin and light with rounded edges, measuring only 7mm thick and weighing in at 1.6 pounds. It comes in a new Midnight Blue color. The detailed display packs 293 pixels per inch for a wide 6 million pixel display that Google touted for movies, photos, and games.

The Pixel Slate's dual speakers are positioned on the front of the device to shoot stereo sound right at you. Google thinks so highly of the sound, it's offering three months of YouTube TV free with a new Pixel Slate or Pixelbook.

The tablet has 8MP front-facing and rear-facing cameras. As with the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the front-facing camera has a wide-angle lens called a Duo Cam for a wider field of view in video chat, and a sensor with larger pixels for better low-light camera performance. The cameras also have portait mode, leveraging on-device machine learning to keep a single point in focus.

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