Tag Archive: Slate


Save $50 on the slate BlackBerry KEY2 LE smartphone

Return to the physical keyboard.

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE 64GB unlocked Android smartphone has dropped to $ 399.99. The only other time the KEY2 LE was last year in mid-December. Slate is the only color available at this price as the others are still $ 450, which also matches what other retailers like Best Buy are selling this phone for.

It features a 4.5-inch display, 13MP camera on the back, runs Android 8.1 and boasts an insane  [Read More…]

A power bank for your Google Pixel Slate needs USB PD — and these have it

The Google Pixel Slate’s battery can run up to 12 hours, but some days, that just won’t be enough. Any power bank worth buying for the Pixel Slate needs USB Power Delivery in order to charge it at a reasonable speed. The maximum USB-PD charging speed supported by the Pixel is 45W, and if you’re looking to travel with this battery pack — really, why else would you have one — 100Wh is the largest capacity you can legally bring  [Read More…]

A fix is coming to make the Pixel Slate less laggy

A fix has been in the works since November.

While the Pixel Slate is a welcome addition to Google’s hardware lineup, there’s one issue that holds it back from being as enjoyable to use as it should be — laggy performance when using it in tablet mode. Whether you’re going through the multitasking menu or dragging two apps to be used side-by-side, these actions are met with an absurd amount of jank and laggy animations.

Thankfully, a  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Slate vs. iPad Pro 12.9: Which should you buy?

I’ve been using Chromebooks since the original Google CR48 and waited in line for the first iPhone. I love tech regardless of which company makes the product and have a house filled with gadgets from all manufacturers.

Google Pixel Slate

Google’s pro tablet

$ 999 at Amazon

Pros Excellent display Desktop web browser Fingerprint sensor Multiple configurations Cons Keyboard and Pen sold separately Software not fully touch optimized Android apps not fully optimized

The Pixel  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Google Pixel Slate?

Best answer: If you are familiar with Chrome OS and looking for a tablet or two-in-one, the Pixel Slate is the most expensive and powerful of the bunch. But it has its problems and isn’t for most people. The HP Chromebook X2 is a cheaper, more capable Chrome 2-in-1 that may be better for your particular needs.

Best Buy: Pixel Slate ($ 799) Best Buy: HP Chromebook X2 How much is too much?

Google’s Pixel brand of  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Slate vs. Google Pixelbook: Which should you buy?

Android may be our main passion here at AC, but we’re just as excited by all things Chrome OS. From tips and tricks to buying advice, we’re here to help you find the Chromebook that’s right for you!

Google Pixelbook

Our pick

$ 999 at B&H

Pros Modern design Fantastic keyboard Solid specs Great display Better value Cons Thicker bezels No fingerprint sensor

Despite being over a year old, the Pixelbook is still one of  [Read More…]

The best gamepads for the Google Pixel Slate

The Google Pixel Slate is one of the most powerful Chrome OS machines on the market, and in between your emails, spreadsheets, and homework, you might want to find some time to play a few games on its impressive hardware. For the ultimate gaming experience, however, we recommend picking up a gamepad. Here are a few of our favorites.

Best of the best SteelSeries Nimbus

SteelSeries makes some of the best Bluetooth controllers around, and the Nimbus is  [Read More…]

These stands won’t let your Google Pixel Slate fall flat

Tablet stands come in every shape, style, and price point under the sun, but with 7.95 inches of height, the Google Pixel Stand is ever so slightly too big for most of the “regular” tablet stands and pillows you’d find online. Never fear! We’ve hunted down a bevy of stands that will not only fit the Google Pixel Slate’s large frame but fit your life and your needs, as well.

Cover and kickstand Incipio Esquire Series Folio for Google Pixel  [Read More…]

These are all the official accessories for Google Pixel Slate

The Pixel Slate is Google’s first-ever Chrome OS tablet to hit the market, and while it provides a lot to love right out of the box, you can drastically improve its capabilities with a few helpful accessories. From keyboards to styluses, these are all the official accessories you can get for the Google Pixel Slate!

First-party keyboard case Pixel Slate Keyboard

If you want the full Pixel Slate experience, you’re going to want to pick up a keyboard  [Read More…]

These Google Pixel Slate keyboards should be just your type

The Google Pixel Slate is a very large, very pretty, very expensive Chrome OS tablet, and however far Google has come in optimizing Chrome OS for touch-only input, if you own a Chrome OS device, you know all too well: this system begs for a keyboard. Chrome OS has some of the best shortcuts around, and besides, even with the Pixel Slate’s beautiful screen, typing on a tablet is still worlds slower than typing on a real keyboard. So get  [Read More…]