Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS Tablet Preorders Kick Off Starting At $599

About a month ago Google showed off its latest Chrome OS tablet called the Pixel Slate; the machine is positioned to directly compete against the Surface Pro 6 unveiled the same month. Preorders via the Google Store are underway starting at $599 for the base version of the Slate; any Slate purchase via the Google Store comes with three months of YouTube TV for new subscribers.

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Pixel Slate buyers can choose the base Intel Celeron-powered Slate with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for $599. Up a rung on the ladder is the Celeron-powered unit with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $699. Stepping to the Core m3 processor with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will bump the price to $799. Those three versions are the only ones up for preorder now on the Google Store.

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The higher-end versions like the 8th gen Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $999, and the Core i7 version with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $1,599 aren't currently available for preorder. The Google Store does offer the ability to click through on those two high-end configurations and get on the waitlist to be notified when the tablets are available. Google Store offers 0% APR financing for 24 months on all of the Pixel Slate configurations with payments starting at $24.96 per month.

Those preferring to order elsewhere, or wanting to preorder the high-end configurations, can preorder the Pixel Slate via Best Buy. Best Buy doesn't list the Celeron-powered Pixel Slate tablets with its cheapest configuration being the Core m3 flavor with 64GB of storage for $799; the $999 Core i5, and $1,599 Core i7 versions are available for preorder. Best Buy lists the ship date for all three versions of the Pixel Slate as November 22, 2018. Accessories for the tablets can be preordered as well including the keyboard accessory for $199 and the Pixelbook Pen for $99; Best Buy's pricing is identical to Google Store pricing.