Google takes on the iPad Pro and Surface Pro with the Pixel Slate
Google really nailed it with the Pixelbook. The laptop-tablet hybrid was a bit steep at $1,000, but boy was it one helluva fun work and play machine.
Google’s just-announced Pixel Slate is a departure from the Pixelbook and its flippable screen. With an attachable keyboard, the Chrome OS-powered tablet is more Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro than clamshell laptop, which might not sit well with some people. The circle-shaped keys are also a particularly an odd choice.
In just a couple of years, Google has established itself as competent hardware company capable of making very premium phones and laptops with a high level of polish. Read more…