Google Pixel Slate review: Just an ok Android tablet


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    Frustrating limitations, flaws and glitches, and a tug-of-war between Android and Chrome prevent the Pixel Slate from being all it could be. Mike takes us through the ups and down of his review.
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James Baker
James Baker

The m3 that you say is the "sweet spot" is $800 plus another $200 for a keyboard (let's not BS, you need a keyboard). For $1000, you can do much better with a PC or Mac.

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Ronojoy Sen
Ronojoy Sen

I really wanted this thing to be a beast but that lag is really unbearable. I keep hearing about all these glitches too. I have a Pixelbook and I love it. I guess I can wait another year and see if they can improve in the tablet sphere.

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William Parmley
William Parmley

Good review, thanks. Yes, it is a bit too big, but it gets better with a few days of use, once you learn how to handle it. Ten inches would have been better. My M3 doesn't have any lag that I notice. (Nothing like I've seen in review videos.) The on screen keyboard has some weird quirks -- very un-Android-like in some ways. Other bugs that need to be fixed, for sure.

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William Parmley
William Parmley

+Neonkenny HD Sorry, I'm more of a docs, spreadsheets, graphics, and photos type of guy, haven't tried any games.

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Neonkenny HD
Neonkenny HD

hows gaming

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N A
N A

Is there a virtual keyboard without using the physical one? You remind me of Data from Star Trek.

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G.K. Nelson
G.K. Nelson

Is PCWorld still a thing? Is it relevant for anything other than as a shill for Apple?

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PCWorld
PCWorld

Yep. If you look at the videos every single one is just an add for Apple :P -Adam

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Kawshik Ahmed
Kawshik Ahmed

Like everyone no mention or demo of Linux app capability of the Pixel Slate even though it's on the stable channel for sometimes now. Only 'Lon.TV' did a proper Pixel Slate review in his Youtube channel.

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Lord Maximus
Lord Maximus

It's not bugs The product is trash Android apps is trash. Literally And the chromebook part is just a chrome browser I mean seriously Overpriced chrome browser with really bad apps Nothing good about it and reviews should say it Updates won't fix Android apps and optimization Google isn't doing anything to fix it since it's released If you are into Android get Samsung tab s3 And if you need something that actually works get an ipad Way better experience and apps

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matthew s
matthew s

-- Xerox alto, the future machine triumph of the nerds 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFUsYXZSMqs&index=5&list=PL06bPhBxXvhVk7WYLtUwtvm3htTsqAIWu&t=0s

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matthew s
matthew s

I think your title "Google Pixel Slate review: Just an ok Android tablet" shows how little you understand about the Slate.

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Dan
Dan

I just buy cheap office key, I don't use doc

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Nikka M
Nikka M

Think the future of mobile computing is more on the Apple side of things with the iPad. This looks so laggy and slow, with Android apps poorly optimised for Chrome OS (something Google doesn't seem to be able to fix quickly) and tablets in general.

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Max Khovansky
Max Khovansky

That's not how future works. iPad may run smooth and fast, with good, optimised apps and satisfying animations, but that's not what will make it dominate the future. That's something Google can replicate given enough time. What can't be replicated is the OS. Developing an OS takes ages, and perfecting it takes even longer, and it is clear to even the most dedicated Apple and Microsoft fans that no one has built a better bridge between mobile and desktop experience than Google. When Linux gets refined and perhaps streamlined and Android gets fully embedded within Chrome OS, Chrome OS will be basically a full-fledged Windows machine and an Android tablet in one device, except that it's much quicker and has a better user interface. That's why, so far, Google owns the future of computing, but, needless to say, everything can change - for example, if Apple also merge MacOS and iOS.

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agaskew
agaskew

Android confidential my butt. One minute ten seconds till Apple gets a mention.

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Eddie Frolic
Eddie Frolic

WAIT U CANNOT RUN ALL YOUR ANDROID APPS!! Galaxy tab S4 out performs this laggy tablet and there is an alternative desktop browser called "Brave Browser" thank me later

Vor 10 Tage
shawn newton Boxing
shawn newton Boxing

For a 2-1 is this a better version then the surface pro 6, do u think the new ipad can do everything well enough to compete as well! Im looking for a secondary device that can flip between both, have growth potential and most flexability!

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Vall Ey
Vall Ey

For FULL *PEN & DRAWING* Review, check this out (not my video): http://youtu.be/TikSo8klQ3o

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Abe TT
Abe TT

0:58 that nasty lag : /

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Jonas Friese
Jonas Friese

It's a Chrome OS tablet

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WeekendParty __
WeekendParty __

Gr4at review! Keeping my 12.9 iPad Pro . Android tablets just suck

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Shailen Savur
Shailen Savur

Great video

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Kapunology
Kapunology

I need HELP! I Want to buy a Laptop from your Store in 'UK' (It's where I'm based) my Budget is £300'ish .. I'm not bothered about Touch screen. My main concern is to Edit Videos by using Adobe after effects, Sony Vegas softwares. Which is a Decent Laptop that would run Adobe editing software/Sony Vegas software Smoothly?

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M Stuart
M Stuart

WTF you want round corners? Getting fewer pixels for no reason is a good thing? God, tech reviewers are massive idiots.

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Bryan Miller
Bryan Miller

It’s chrome os, not android

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Regis Bodnar
Regis Bodnar

I've actually recently purchased a Pixelbook and it's an amazing laptop! As a tablet, it's a little bit lacking, as some less popular apps aren't fully functional, and the swipe from the top to access Overview isn't the best idea, as you're quite likely to drag a tab down while you're at it. That said, the Pixelbook is my favorite tablet as a tablet. I like it more than the iPad and Transformer Book I own as well and not just because the others are older and therefore a touch slower. But Windows 10 is bad at tablets (unlike Windows 8.1) and I genuinely dislike iOS.

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Torre Florim
Torre Florim

Those Celeron models shouldn't even exist, especially at that price. It's absolutely disgusting. Even Microsoft stuck a Pentium Gold in the Surface Go. Forget about that, though, they should've just started with the Core M processors, kind of like how the new MacBook Airs do.

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WeThePeople HaveSpoken
WeThePeople HaveSpoken

ALLANAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Billbob
Billbob

This isnt a competitor to the ipad pro. Having the ability to have a mouse pointer and chrome os puts it in competition with actually useful products like a surface. And then you might as well just get a surface and have the best tablet on earth as well as an actually useful os. Does the slate fold as easily as an ipad pro?

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Zackary Stewart
Zackary Stewart

I'm going to just put this here for people saying the surface is a good tablet. Anyone who thinks that you can use a windows device as a tablet is half baked. Google is trying to find that sweet spot between having conveinece of a touch interface, and having the productivity power of a full laptop. Chrome lets me download linux apps. That means I have acess to coding software that I need to do my job more efficiently. It also means I have every video editor, text editor thats just on par with microsoft word, and anything else I'd ever think I need windows for. They even have versions of cad software on linux which is what engineers need to design things with. Chrome is currently setting the standard for what the next decade of computer software is going to have to be able to do. They came out swinging, and they're hiting it right out of the box. Great hardware, great software thats only going to get better,. mobile apps, full chrome browser, and a full linux appliction suite are a hard combination to deny. Although, if you don't want to spend about 2 days of your life learning how the linux terminal works I guess people can keep installing those darn drivers likeb they did in the 1990s on those good ole virus ridden windows computers.

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TwistedOracle
TwistedOracle

The lag is just horrible. This is just really bad

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Tech With Sean
Tech With Sean

3:11 that animation was laggy as hell. Why can’t Android ever run as smooth as iOS even on top tier hardware?

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Val Hakun
Val Hakun

Bryan Miller Please, confirm that you were joking. I am now worried there are people who actually believe what you said there.

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Lee Arnold
Lee Arnold

+Bryan Miller wow. What a stupid reply. I like how you spoke with such confidence on a topic you know literally nothing about...

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Bryan Miller
Bryan Miller

It’s chrome os, not android And chrome os is based on the internet so its performance is hindered by internet speeds, no matter how much ram or how fast the CPU and gpu is, anything it’s loading from online will be affected by your current internet speeds That’s why a operating system based on the internet is never gonna be a good idea

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Torre Florim
Torre Florim

It's not Android.

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Omar Mazin
Omar Mazin

Is this the same guy from cloudy with a chance of meatballs movie?

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WeekendParty __
WeekendParty __

Omar Mazin stop being a jackass

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thelastmike
thelastmike

I'm considering this. The lag sucks in the tablet UI but I don't see that actually impacting usage. I think the choice of full-screening the app you had in front when you transition from desktop to tablet mode is pretty reasonable. I mean, the user already selected that app as the app they want to be using. Why send them to choose again? I guess you could make it a choice in settings. Docking them for the right-angle lcd corners. LOL. Come on. That's silly. The core value of Chrome OS is in both the update model and the security model. Due to that this is the best choice for an Android app running device in my mind. Even if it is currently not mature. Going forward as regular Android tablets sit and wait for updates which are probably never coming the Slate is going to continue to get updates on a six week schedule normally. That means it's going to end up being the most up-to-date Android system on the market. Well, this and any other Chrome OS device. I'm happy to take that and the jaggy UI than the alternative. Also this isn't just an Android tablet in tablet mode. You are still running a full Chrome browser. And soon Linux apps. And while 'a' keyboard and mouse or trackpad is needed to get the most out of the Slate the $200 Google unit isn't really necessary. You could hook this to any number of devices. And sure bluetooth is known wonky now but they are already testing a new stack and I'm confiden that will be short lived. I guess that is the thing. My old Chromebook not only didn't crud up and slow down over time it gained features and got better. It runs faster and does more now than when I bought it 4 or 5 years ago. That is an atypical computing experience and carries a lot of weight over to my thoughts on purchasing a Slate despite some current flaws with the software.

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thelastmike
thelastmike

​+Alfie Mulcahy oh 'eliminating it'? LOL. Totally went over my head. That's good.

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Alfie Mulcahy
Alfie Mulcahy

+thelastmike sorry mistype. I meant getting rid of.

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thelastmike
thelastmike

+Alfie MulcahyIlluminating it? I'm not sure what you mean. Like they literally highlighted it?

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Alfie Mulcahy
Alfie Mulcahy

The software is still being developed. Since this was posted a new software version came out illuminating the lag somewhat

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Max Khovansky
Max Khovansky

+ARUNABHA LAHIRI lol the stylus is really good, I think you may be using the wrong app.

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Nipun Sharma
Nipun Sharma

My god, that lag! This should be criminal in what is almost 2019. Shame on you, Google!

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rrt08
rrt08

I have an Ipad Air with up to date apps and iOS. I like Android but they need to support their products longer to justify the cost.

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thelastmike
thelastmike

This is a Chrome OS device. Currently I think new devices get 6.5 years of support. Long enough. Also I don't think they throttle your machine with an update next year - you know, because of your battery - like Apple has been known to do. Seriously though, ipads are great. I just bought my first one earlier this year. If I could run an instance of desktop Chrome browser on one I'd probably be buying an ipad pro rather than considering the Slate. But I can't even run a mobile instance of the actual Chrome browser so...

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MrZeko3rs
MrZeko3rs

Just say it, this thing is a beta product

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paul woodward
paul woodward

It's too expensive 800.00 to get a middle of the pack tablet. Might as well buy a surface you might have to use crappy windows 10 tabletode but at least it's not locked.

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Deadeye
Deadeye

Half baked OS

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matthew s
matthew s

Half baked OS,,?? i think you mean half baked user interface skip >> 1H 21m 30s - this is overlapping windows in 1977, mouse GUI, then steve jobs improved it for Lisa & Mac. Alan Kay, 1986 "The Dynabook—Past Present and Future" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMDphyKrAE8&t=4939s

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Aakash Kalaria
Aakash Kalaria

0:58 It's not a lag, it's a feature which gives you time and opportunity to rethink how and why did you ended up with this device.

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crosswhite17
crosswhite17

I thought they had just adjusted the animations speed to X 16

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Helen G. Pitts

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BrotherO4
BrotherO4

damn that burned. though in real terms its some unoptimize code right there...it will be iron out but still...you charging us now..it has to be working now.

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TNM001
TNM001

clever ;)

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PCWorld
PCWorld

Oh thats good! -Adam

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