The Google Pixel Slate is confusing. On the one hand, it’s an iPad Pro competitor, and priced to suit. From that perspective, the slender metal construction, sizable display, and detachable keyboard make a lot of sense for a Chrome OS alternative to Apple’s pro-tablet.
On the other hand, though, it’s a competitor to Microsoft’s recent Surface launches, the Surface Go and Surface Pro 6. Priced somewhere in-between the two, suddenly Google’s tablet feels a little less confident, perhaps. Chrome OS and Android apps may be better suited to fingertip control than most Windows apps still are, but those focused on productivity may still struggle.
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