- The Google Pixel Slate is now available for pre-order from Best Buy.
- The high-end Chrome OS tablet starts at $800 and maxes out at $1,900 with all available accessories.
- Be aware that the tablet doesn’t come with the keyboard sleeve — you need to purchase that separately.
Original article, November 6, 2018 (12:09pm ET): Back in October, Google launched the Google Pixel Slate along with the new entries in its smartphone lineup, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel 3 is available now for all, but the Pixel Slate, however, is still MIA.
Today though, you can finally pre-order the Pixel Slate from at least one location: Best Buy. The electronics retailer has three different configurations of the Pixel Slate available as well as two accessories (which, let’s be honest, should come with the slate at these prices).
If that last bit doesn’t make sense to you, here’s how it works: the pre-order pages for the Pixel Slate are for the tablet only. If you want the keyboard sleeve and stylus pen — which pretty much make the tablet into what it’s supposed to be, which is a laptop replacement — you have to buy those items separately.
Here are the prices of the tablet configurations:
- 64GB — Midnight Blue — Intel Core m3 — $799
- 128GB — Midnight Blue — Intel Core i5 — $999
- 256GB — Midnight Blue — Intel Core i7 — $1,599
Once again, those prices are for the tablet only. If you want the keyboard sleeve and/or stylus, those prices are here:
With all that in mind, buying a maxed-out Google Pixel Slate with all available accessories will set you back a whopping $1,897. Ouch.
Click the button below to pre-order your Google Pixel Slate and its related accessories:
Update #1, November 6, 2018 (10:00pm ET): Not long after the Pixel Slate showed up on Best Buy’s website, the Chrome OS tablet became available for pre-order directly from the Google Store. In addition to the three listed below that are available from Best Buy, Google is also selling two Intel Celeron-powered Slates for $599 and $699. The difference between the two includes 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage in the cheaper model and 8GB of RAM and 64GB of memory in the slightly more expensive variant.
You can pre-order any of the available Pixel Slate models and accessories using the button below:
Update #2, November 7, 2018 (12:30pm ET): Wrapping up the trifecta, you can now pre-order Google’s Pixel Slate directly from Amazon. Just like with Best Buy, the online retail giant is only selling the Intel Core m3, Core i5, and Core i7 models with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of built-in storage.
The cost of the three Chrome OS tablets don’t differ compared to the other two retailers as they cost $799, $999, or $1,599, but you do get free shipping on your order if you have Amazon Prime.