Google has announced a new notebook that features an aluminum body, 12.3-inch Molecular Display and powered by an 8th-gen Intel Core processor and Chrome OS, the Google Pixel Slate.
Google Pixel Slate specs:
12.3-inch Molecular Display (3000 x 2000), LCD, 293ppi
Touchscreen with Pixelbook Pen support
400 nits, 72% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
8th-Gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7, or Intel Celeron processor
4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM
32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256rearSSD
8MP f/1.8 rear camera
8MP f/1.8 front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x (MIMO), dual-band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Pixel Imprint Fingerprint Sensor
Titan C security chip
Dual front-firing speakers
2x USB-C for charging and 4K output
Quick Snap connector for Pixel Slate Keyboard
3-axis Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Hall Effect sensor
48Wh battery w/ fast charging
USB-C 45W charge adapter
290.85 x 202.04 x 7.0mm
As for its features, the Pixel Slate boasts the new Chrome OS that offers a full desktop experience. It comes with Google Assistant, Automatic updates, built-in virus protection, and Titan Security.
For productivity, Google is offering the Pixel Slate Keyboard for $199 which requires no pairing or charging. It is backlit and features rounded hush keys, a trackpad, and a fully adjustable folio.
The Pixel Slate comes in multiple configurations:
• Intel Celeron, 4GB/8GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage – from $599
• 8th-gen Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage – from $799
• 8th-gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage – from $999
• 8th-gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB storage – from $1,599
It will be available later this year in the Google Store for the US, Canada, and the UK.