GOOGLE PIXEL SLATE
From £549, store.google.com
Google’s take on the productivity tablet is here, and it’s pretty much a Chromebook with the keyboard removed (and then optionally added back on with a keyboard case that includes a trackpad). The Pixel Slate uses Chrome OS, with a design that makes it more suited to productivity, including split-screen apps. There’s a few other tablet-friendly adjustments, too, such as a blue-light reduction mode. The 3000x2000 12.3-inch screen is sharp and bright, and supports the Google Pixelbook Pen. It’s powered by Intel processors, though the £549 starting price gets you a fairly measly Celeron chip. The £749 model, with eighth-gen Intel Core m3 chip and 8GB of RAM, is a good balance, though you can get more powerful models (including an Intel Core i7 option with 16GB RAM).
T3 SAYS: A good-size screen and options for a powerful processor make this a serious tablet contender.