Google’s Pixel Slate is the company’s first Chrome OS tablet, offered as an alternative to the more expensive Pixelbook. Like the Surface Pro 6 and iPad Pro, the Pixel Slate has more than enough power to help you do a multitude of things, both work and play. And like its competitors, it doesn’t come with a keyboard included.
For those looking for a versatile tablet with a pixel-dense display, your decision just got a bit tougher. Microsoft’s latest machine is the undisputed champion when it comes to including loads of ports, while the iPad Pro is a powerful tablet that meshes well with your other iOS or macOS devices. The newly announced Pixel Slate also has a few standout features from the rest, including front-facing speakers and a 3:2 aspect ratio display.
To help you decide, here’s a spec breakdown that might be able to help. Remember: specs aren’t always the ultimate factor in determining whether a device will be the best for you, but it is helpful to see them all side by side.
Pixel Slate vs Surface Pro 6 vs iPad Pro spec comparison
|Category||Google Pixel Slate||Microsoft Surface Pro 6||Apple iPad Pro|
|Starting price||$599||$899||$649 (10.5-inch), $799 (12.9-inch)|
|OS||Chrome OS||Windows 10||iOS 12|
|Display||12 inches (3000 x 2000)||12.3 inches (2736 x 1824)||10.5 inches (2224 x 1668,) 12.9 inches (2732 x 2048)|
|Processor||8th Gen Intel Celeron, Core m3, i5, or i7||8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7||A10X Fusion|
|RAM||4, 6, 8GB||8, 16GB||4GB|
|Storage||32, 64, 128, 256GB||128, 256, 512GB, 1TB||64, 256, 512GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth|
|Ports||Two USB-C ports, keyboard connector||Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connector, microSD slot, one USB-A port, headphone jack||Lightning port, Smart connector, headphone jack|
|Cameras||Front: 8MP Rear: 8MP||Front: 5MP Rear: 8MP||Front: 7MP Rear: 12MP|
|Battery life||Up to 13.5 hours||Up to 13.5 hours||Up to 10 hours|
|Weight||Starts at 721g||Starts at 775g||469g (10.5-inch), 677g (12.9-inch)|
|Dimensions (mm)||290.9 x 202 x 7||292 x 201 x 8.5||250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 (10.5-inch), 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 (12.9-inch)|
|Biometrics||Fingerprint sensor||Windows Hello||Touch ID|
|Includes keyboard?||No (Slate Keyboard costs $199)||No (Surface Touch Cover Keyboard costs $159)||No (Smart Keyboard costs $159)|
|Includes stylus?||No (Pixelbook Pen costs $99)||No (Surface Pen costs $99)||No (Apple Pencil costs $99)|