Today’s the day Google’s latest Chromebook ships to users that’ve already ordered the device. This is the first wave of releases for this device after a bit of a confusing launch – what with the “later this year” business, and all. The fact that shipping started today was confirmed just this morning by both excited recipients of emails and Google itself.
This is just about a month and a half after the reveal of the Pixel Slate in New York City. That was right at the same time as the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were first revealed officially. While the Pixel 3’s been on the market for a few weeks, this afternoon is the first Google’s made shipping times official.
SEE TOO: Our full Google Pixel Slate Review
Pricing on this Chromebook device is as follows, in multiple configurations and with multiple price points:
• $599 (4GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Intel Celeron processor)
• $699 (8GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Intel Celeron processor)
• $799 (8GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor)
• $999 (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor)
• $1599 (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor)
The Google Pixel Slate is shipping from at least two sources this morning, including both Google and Amazon. We’ve got our Google Pixel Slate in the house for review – have a peek at our full review right this minute! And remember, if you’ve got any questions about this device that we’ve not answered in the review, let us know! We’d be happy to investigate!
Meanwhile, what happened to the Android tablet? If anyone’s seen an Android tablet worth mentioning in the recent past, by all means let us know. Otherwise we’ll keep printing MISSING photos on milk cartons for the foreseeable future.