Google announces Pixel Slate to take on Microsoft Surface Pro

After all the leaks, Google today officially announced the new Pixel Slate, its competitor to Microsoft Surface Pro. The Pixel Slate comes with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 293 ppi display that can be detached from its keyboard cover when you want to use it as a tablet. Without the keyboard cover, Pixel Slate will feel great in your hands thanks to its evenly balanced center of gravity, rounded edges and curved 2.5D glass. It also measures just 7mm thin and 1.6 lbs. It is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 Processor, or Intel Celeron Processor and 8/16GB of RAM for your performance needs. The Pixel Slate comes with support for active stylus enabling users to use inking features.

It features a 8MP rear and front cameras using which you can snap great photos. Google mentioned that they have included the same camera tech you can find on latest Pixel smartphones. It also features dual front-stereo speakers, a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button for authentication and a couple of USB Type-C ports for your connectivity needs. Google claims that Pixel Slate can last up to 12 hours of battery life with typical mixed usage. Pixel Slate comes in a single color and that’s midnight blue. Google is including 3 months of YouTube TV for Pixel Slate buyers in the US.

The Pixel Slate will be available latest this year from retailers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. starting at $599. Google Pixel Slate Keyboard will cost $199 and the Pen will cost $99.

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