The Google Pixel Slate runs Chrome OS on a 12.3-inch 3000x2000 LCD screen that supports the Google Pixelbook Pen stylus, which sells separately for $99. Inside the Pixel Slate's 7mm-thick body is an Intel processor. There are actually a few different versions of the Pixel Slate available, each with a different Intel chipset: an Intel Celeron processor, an 8th Gen Intel Core m3, an 8th Gen Intel Core i5, or an 8th Gen Intel Core i7.
There are different RAM and storage options available, too, ranging from 4GB up to 16GB of RAM and between 32GB and 256GB of solid state storage. One thing that doesn't change between models are the cameras, which include 8MP front and rear sensors. Google touts that the front-facing 8MP camera has an extra wide field of view and good low light performance for video calling.
There are two USB-C ports on the Pixel Slate for charging, 4K display output, and fast data transfer, as well an an accessory connector for the optional Pixel Slate Keyboard, which is sold separately for $199 and offers a full-size backlit keyboard, a dedicated Google Assistant key, and three different modes: laptop, tablet, and entertainment.
Rounding out the Pixel Slate's hardware features is a 48Wh battery that Google says will last for 12 hours with mixed usage, a power button that doubles as a fingerprint reader, and dual front-firing speakers.
On the software side, the Pixel Slate runs Chrome OS along with a full desktop version of Chrome. There's support for Android apps through Google Play, and if you're interested, Google says you can even run Linux on the Pixel Slate if you're a developer.
There are several variants of the Pixel Slate available. The Intel Celeron model starts at $599 with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, while the Intel Core m3 version comes with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $799. The Intel Core i5 model comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $999, and the top-end variant with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage will set buyers back $1,599.
Google says that the Pixel Slate will launch later this year.