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Google’s Entry-Level Pixel Slate Models Are Now Discontinued

After briefly becoming available for purchase on the Google Store, the entry-level Celeron models of the Pixel Slate have been out of stock for quite a long time. The entry-level $599 model received a poor review from popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee last year and hasn’t managed to impress the average consumer either. Unsurprisingly, Google has now completely removed the Celeron model listings from its online store, which basically confirms that they are finally officially dead.

No Surprise

Until just a few days back, the Celeron models of the Pixel Slate were listed on the Google Store but were shown to be “out of stock”. Now, however, you will not find any mention of the Celeron models on the store. The Pixel Slate is now listed to be available only in Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 variants in the US, Canada, and the UK.

When Android Police reached out to Google for a comment on the development, they received a statement that said the company has stopped production on the G Store exclusive $599 and $699 Pixel Slate models. The company assured that the other variants of the Pixel Slate will continue to be available both online and in stores.

Google Pixel Slate Variants
Google Pixel Slate Variants

In the US, Google is now selling the Intel Core m3 version of the Pixel Slate at $599 on the Google Store, down from $799 previously. The Intel Core i5 variant, which was selling for $999 a few weeks back, is now down to $799. The most expensive Pixel Slate variant featuring an 8th Gen Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and 256GB storage is listed at $1,399.

Launched in October last year, the Google Pixel Slate features a 12.3-inch “Molecular Display” with a pixel density of 293 pixels per inch. As mentioned above, the device is available with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. It has an 8MP camera at the rear with Full HD video recording and an 8MP Duo Cam on the front for video calls. The 2-in-1 tablet also offers dual front-firing speakers, two USB Type-C ports, a fingerprint sensor, and a 48Wh battery. It runs on Google’s Chrome OS and comes with the Google Assistant built-in.


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