Google's Pixel Slate tablet now available for pre-order


We fully expect the list of stores offering this device to grow, but for now, here are the first two if you want to get in the game early! Using the wide-angle lens, you'll be able to capture 184 percent more of the scene than you could with the iPhone XS's front camera, according to Google.

The Pixel Slate is the first consumer-oriented Chrome OS device that's meant to operate as a tablet first and foremost. The phone will still notify you with a sound or vibrate, but no actual notification shows up on the display - at least until you reboot the phone, which fixes the issue until you put the phone on the Pixel stand to recharge again. In fact, there's an official keyboard dock for the Pixel Slate, but it'll cost a whopping $200 on top of the tablet. It's 1.6 pounds. By comparison, the New 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just 1.39 pounds. Though neither accessory are needed to use the Pixel Slate, and if wanted can be picked up at a later date. Of course, even the minor bugs are amplified when there are so many issues that people have been dealing with.

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Interestingly there's more night camera news as well, since the Pixel 3's Night Site Mode has been ported to the OnePlus 6 and 6T as an unofficial app (via Ubergizmo). Add $100, and you get double the RAM and storage with the same Celeron CPU.

The festive season is here, and Google has something in store for us. The four variants range in price right up to US$1,599 for a model equipped with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Amazon's pre-order page now doesn't specify a date although with the Google Store and Best Buy dates tallying as they do it should be assumed November 22 will be the date when the Pixel Slate ships out from all three retailers. Of all the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL problems out there, this definitely seems to be the one that has been causing the biggest headache for users. If your board isn't Type-C (and most aren't), you'll need an adapter.