Google is set to hold its fall hardware launch event in a few days, but there are virtually no surprises left regarding the companies latest phones. Now it looks like Google may be having a hard time keeping a lid on its first Chrome OS tablet.

MySmartPrice has posted several images that are said to show off the upcoming tablet. It’s not the first time we’ve heard of the Pixel Slate, often referred to by its code name “Nocturne,” but if these images are accurate, they give us our best look at the tablet to date

The tablet is said to have a 3:2 aspect ratio display, a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers, support for a keyboard cover, and it comes with a capacitive stylus for writing it drawing.

We still don’t know the final specs for certain, but About Chromebooks has some educated guesses, based on code commits and benchmark listings. The site reports that the tablet will likely have a 3,000 x 2,000 pixel display and come with a choice if 8GB or 16GB of RAM and processor options ranging from Celeron 3965Y to Core i7-8500Y.

We’ll probably learn more about the price and release date when Google holds it’s launch event on October 9th.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first Chrome OS tablet. HP already offers the Chromebook x2 with a detachable keyboard and Acer sells the Chromebook Tab 10 which ships without any physical keyboard at all. But the Pixel Slate is expected to be Google’s first Chrome OS device designed specifically for pen and finger input rather than as a laptop that happens to have a touchscreen.

The Pixel Slate would also be the first real tablet from Google since the Pixel, which was a 10 inch Android tablet with a detachable keyboard. It launched in late 2015.

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9 replies on “This is (probably) the Google Pixel Slate (leaks)”

  1. “16GB of RAM and processor options ranging from Celeron 3965Y to Core i7-8500Y.”

    Seriously though what exactly most people do on Chrome OS which would require this sort of firepower, other than it just being an excuse for a top end SKU spec sheet?

    1. Don’t know why you got downvoted as I firmly believe that end users have every right to do whatever the hell they want for their price paid computers. That being said, @Beep here is still on point; chances are only the mid to top end SKUs of this tablet makes sense for Windows 10 and would probably be priced a tad too close against its Windows counterparts.

  2. If the USB connection has the ability to use a USB keyboard, I will definitely buy one.

    I’m not interested in whatever crap keyboard they offer for it. I have a small layout custom mechanical keyboard that I built for my tablets.

    1. It’s intriguing. Have you blogged about it or something? I’d be curious to hear the details about it!

      1. I post my keyboards on Reddit usually. Here is the one I use on my Windows 10 tablet: the keycaps on the left and right ends are not correctly labeled.

        Ive also designed a PCB that helps people build their own custom mechanical keyboards. It has a USB Type C connector on it, and it conveniently mounts directly onto the key switches (opposed to using an Arduino or Pro Micro). It lets people build thinner keyboards. I have a company in China manufacturing them, and I sell them in the keyboard community.

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