Google Pixel Slate is rumored to be the official name for the first detachable Pixelbook 2-in-1 that is anticipated to be coming out soon. Google seems to be taking the Microsoft Surface route here and it will be interesting to see what the device is going to offer.
We do not have details regarding the device but a recently leaked Google Pixel Slate benchmark shows the performance of the device and you can check it out below:
Google Nocturne is a code name for the Google Pixel Slate which has been confirmed by Android Police’s David Ruddock in a recent tweet in which he mentioned that “Google Pixel Slate is the name of Google’s first Chrome OS tablet. This name has been offered up so many times as a possibility I don’t even think it’s worthy of a story, but this is from a source I trust.”
Now we see the code name appear in a benchmark, which is very interesting indeed. Here we see that the upcoming Google Pixel Slate is able to score 3764 points in the single-core test and 8064 points in the multi-core test.
Talking about the rumors of the device, it should be like the Surface Book 2 in the sense that the screen can come off and it becomes a tablet. In light of where the tablets and PCs are right now in terms of hardware, you can expect to see an Intel 8th generation chip inside the Google Pixel Slate.
While there is very little that we know off, it would not be much of a stretch to say that the Google Pixel Slate will have thinner bezels as compared to the models that we have seen in the past. We have also heard about Google working on dual-boot for upcoming products so it would not be surprising if Windows 10 would be an option on the Google Pixel Slate.
Chrome OS is very limiting so adding Windows to the mix would add more value and make the upcoming device a much better sell as compared to other similar devices on the market that have Chrome OS alone.