Google Pixel Slate 2-in-1 Tablet Appears on Geekbench; Could Launch Alongside Pixel 3 XL


The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will not be the only exciting new products that Google is expected to unveil at its annual hardware event on October 9. Google is also expected to unveil its first in-house developed Chrome OS tablet in New York City, expected to be called the Pixel Slate. The device has now been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database, revealing a few key specifications.

Google Pixel Slate: Geekbench Listing Confirms Key Specs

The Google Pixel Slate has Geekbench listing includes its codename “Nocturne”. According to the listing, Google Pixel Slate will be powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, paired with 16GB of RAM. The Core i7-8500Y is based on Intel’s Amber Lake microarchitecture and is manufactured on a 14++ nm process. With a TDP rating of just 5W, the chip is ideal for devices such as the Google Pixel Slate. While the version caught on Geekbench will be powered by an i7 chip, we expect a variant powered by an Intel Core i5 processor to be on offer as well. Some variants of the tablet are also said to be powered by more powerful “Kaby Lake” processors. In terms of performance scores, the Pixel Slate managed to score 3,764 points in the single-core test and 8,064 points in the multi-core test.

Google Pixel Slate: Rumored Specifications, Features

The folks over at 9to5Google recently discovered some code references that suggest the upcoming ‘Nocturne’ will be capable of running Windows 10 as well. However, there is little hope that the “feature” will be available right out of the box. It might take some time before Google is ready to roll out the feature for owners of the device.

In terms of design, the Google Pixel Slate will have a 2-in-1 form-factor with a detachable design similar to the HP Chromebook X2. While the exact display size has not been confirmed, the tablet is expected to have a screen resolution of 3000 x 2000 in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Some of the other rumored features include two USB Type-C ports, support for NVMe SSDs, a fingerprint sensor placed in the top left corner of the device, and Sony camera sensors on both sides.