Google’s first Chrome OS tablet is coming soon by for $599 and up. But Google hasn’t said exactly when you’ll be able to get your hands on the Google Pixel Slate, just that it’ll hit the streets by the end of the year.

While you’re waiting, you can check out the user manual though… courtesy of the FCC.

A listing for the tablet showed up at the FCC website earlier this week, where it was spotted by the folks at Chrome Unboxed. I wouldn’t necessarily take that as a sign that the tablet is ready to ship — sometimes products hit the FCC months before they go on sale, and some items that show up at the website never launch.

That said, it has to be approved by the FCC before it can go on sale in the United States, so I guess this is a step in the right direction.

There aren’t any real surprises in the FCC documentation. It confirms that the tablet has a 12.3 inch, “molecular display” with 6 million pixels, support for up to 12 hours of battery life, and an optional C1AK keyboard, sold separately.

But we already knew that from the Google Store listing.

Anyway, whenever the tablet does go on sale, you’ll be able to choose from the following prices/configurations:

  • Celeron 3965Y/4GB/32GB for $599 (or 8GB/64GB for a bit more)
  • Core m3-8100Y/8GB/64GB for $799
  • Core i5-8200Y/8GB/128GB for $999
  • Core i7-8500Y/16GB/256GB for $1599


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12 replies on “Google Pixel Slate hits the FCC”

  1. This thing cost the same as an iPad, doesn’t rund Windows or Mac OS but nobody seems to be complaining about the price.

    1. You’ll probably be able to run linux on it.

      But yes, it’s expensive and that is why it will probably won’t sell. On the other hand, the ipad is more of a toy and it will sell like crazy.

    2. iPad doesn’t run Windows or Mac OS and can’t even run full a browser but nofody seems to be complaining about the rediculius price and people buy crazy.

  2. I think the 12.3 inch screen is too big for a handheld ‘tablet’. It seems difficult to hold a large 1.6 lb tablet with one hand while using the touchscreen with the other hand. For me, this would be better if it was smaller and lighter with an 8.9 to 10.1 inch screen.

    1. Lol so true, but this shit is more expensive than the iPad, at least the top spec model

    2. I’d say that it’s a better iPad pro. Chrome OS has access to Android apps, plus it can run Linux software. Further, it can boot a full linux OS.

      iOS isnt even a real operating system. You can’t sideload applications, you can’t browse/manage the full file system. iOS is just a GUI launcher for the App store. You can only do what you have permission to do.

      1. Still, the iPad and iPad Pro are better tablets.
        In fact, they’re the best tablets money can buy.

        Android, ChromeOS, Windows S, and Windows 10Pro make for lacklustre tablets.
        As much as I hate Apple and its practices, I will give kudos to where its deserving. I have no need for a tablet to be honest.

        And I think for smartphones, a Custom-Software Android phablet is the better solution. Whereas for a laptop, a Yoga-style Windows 10Pro (bloat/spyware removed) ultrabook is the better solution as well. And for a classroom….that’s where a cheap, basic, but good ChromeOS netbook is a better solution. So if you understood this, I’m basically saying to each their own niche.

      2. Running Android apps on an Intel processor doesn’t sound appealing to me at all. I know, because I currently have an Intel Android tablet.
        For this kind of money I’d better not have to use half-ass emulated apps.

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