Google Pixel Slate pre-orders begin ahead of apparent November 22 release

Laverne Mann
November 8, 2018

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Pixel users in the US will also be the first to get access to an experimental new Google Assistant feature, powered by Duplex technology, which helps users complete real-world tasks over the phone, like calling a restaurant to book a table.

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The Pixel Slate starts at $599 and is available in multiple configurations.

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The price will be the main issue for most consumers.

Original article, November 6, 2018 (12:09pm ET): Back in October, Google launched the Google Pixel Slate along with the new entries in its smartphone lineup, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. In terms of the main performance specs, this is a customizable device with users able to choose from varying levels of RAM, storage and the type of processor, which in turn impacts on the purchase cost. Add $100, and you get double the RAM and storage with the same Celeron CPU. For example, one of the cheaper versions costs $799 in the USA and comes equipped with a Intel Core m3 processor along with 8GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Pixel Slate tops out at $1,599 for a tablet with an Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

The festive season is here, and Google has something in store for us. The three more expensive variants are available at the Google Store and Best Buy. 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.

Sadly, there's no bundle offering with the keyboard dock, which has weird round keys.

Today though, you can finally pre-order the Pixel Slate from at least one location: Best Buy.

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