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Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM) review: specs and price

Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
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Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)

Why is Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM) better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    3000 x 2000pxvs2MP
  • RAM
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    8GBvs2.2GB
  • Pixel density
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    293ppivs213.29ppi
  • Screen size
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    12.3"vs9.28"
  • Internal storage
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    64GBvs51.47GB
  • Thickness
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    7mmvs9.15mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs6.01MP
  • Megapixels (front camera)
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    8MPvs2.58MP

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Design

1.weight

731g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

7mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

202.04mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

290.85mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

3000 x 2000px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

293ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

12.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has a touch screen
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has anti-reflection coating
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.1GHz (Intel Core M3-8100Y)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

64GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM) (Intel Core M3-8100Y)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
6.has a front camera
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life

10h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a battery level indicator
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has wireless charging
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
5.has a removable battery
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Bluetooth version

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
6.is DLNA-certified
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

Miscellaneous

1.Has voice prompts
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM)
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
2.Cinebench R20 (single) result
Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
3.DDR memory version
DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
4.uses multithreading
Google Pixel Slate (64GB / 8GB RAM) (Intel Core M3-8100Y)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
5.USB ports

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
6.Cinebench R20 (multi) result
Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.

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