The Pixel Slate is Google’s latest entry into the booming category of tablet-laptop hybrids. With Chrome OS, a detachable keyboard, a stylus, and support for Android apps, it’s trying to be a machine for all of your productivity and multimedia needs. Is the Pixel Slate powerful enough to be your primary computer. With a price tag that adds up quickly would you even want it to be? Find out in our full Google Pixel Slate review. Design As with other Google hardware, Google’s keeps a simple approach to the Pixel Slate’s design. The body of the Pixel Slate is made of anodized aluminum, coated in a stealthy midnight blue. No other color options are available, so if you want something a little more colorful you’re simply out of luck at the moment. Further reading: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review The metal build of the Pixel Slate is sturdy and with a weight of 1.6 lbs, it doesn't feel too heavy or too light.The Pixel Slate has a very clean appearance … [Read more...] about Google Pixel Slate review: Overpriced convenience
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The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the law of diminishing returns as an economic law, stating “if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other inputs are held fixed, a point will eventually be reached at which additions of the input yield progressively smaller, or diminishing, increases in output.” It forces us to wonder how much money is too much money for a product when we can get something similar for less and feel like we got more out of it. Enter the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, the latest in a new wave of Chromebooks looking to re-shape what has been the “cheap and functional” status quo for years. It has everything you want out of a premium Chromebook in 2018, from a high-quality build to powerful internals. I really like this machine. It’s everything I have wanted out of a Chromebook and then some. Yet, one big thing keeps me from absolutely loving it.What that something is, as well as what the law of diminishing returns has … [Read more...] about Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: The best Chromebook, but at what cost?
Chromebooks are immensely popular in schools all around the world, but they don’t offer the portability or convenience of, say, an iPad or Surface device. That’s why Google is now partnering with manufacturers to launch Chrome OS tablets. The first of which is the $329 Chromebook Tab 10 from Acer, which was announced back in March of this year. An inexpensive Chrome OS tablet sounds too good to be true, but it’s not meant for the everyday user. It’s geared towards the education market. Pick one up if you’d like, but first read on to find out why you shouldn’t — unless you work for a school. Here is our Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review. Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review notes: I’ve been using the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 for 19 days. Our review unit is running Chrome OS version 10575.58.0 on the stable channel with a build date of Sunday, June 24, 2018.The Chromebook used in this review was provided to Android Authority by … [Read more...] about Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: The start of something beautiful
Article Contents1 The Good2 The Not So Good3 Design4 Sound5 Features (Assistant, Translate)6 Conclusion The Pixel Buds mark Google's first foray into personal wireless audio. I won't make you wait: it's not gone well. The Good Gestures I like the volume swipe gestures and the tap-and-hold-to-talk Assistant gesture. Both are natural and work very well. Assistant Having a version of the Assistant specifically designed to provide audio responses is great. It's also wicked fast on the Pixel Buds. Pairing When quick pairing works, it definitely speeds up the process of getting your Bluetooth earbuds linked to your phone. The Not So Good Comfort These aren't the most uncomfortable wireless earbuds I've worn, but they're definitely subpar. My ears don't like these fabric loops. I also don't enjoy the feeling of the fabric cable between the buds on my neck. Audio It's middling at best. There's no bass, and the character of the sound is just so dull and lifeless. They do get loud, at … [Read more...] about Google Pixel Buds review: Pass
Android can't keep up with this hardware By Dieter Bohn on December 8, 2015 01:00 pm @backlon 182 A funny thing happened on the way to inventing the future of touchscreen computing: everybody is botching it. Google is the latest company to try to rethink how we interact with computers, designing and manufacturing a tablet and keyboard combination itself for the very first time instead of leaning on a partner to do it. The result is the Pixel C, a beautiful Android tablet that’s just slightly bigger than the iPad Air 2. Google probably would never admit it, but putting its own hardware team in charge of this year’s Android tablet makes a statement: everybody else has been doing it wrong. That doesn’t just include Android tablets like the Nexus 9 or Samsung’s Tab series, but also Apple’s iPad Pro and even Microsoft’s Surface line. The iPad Pro is massive with a gangly keyboard and all the limitations of mobile software, and the Microsoft … [Read more...] about Google Pixel C review: Too clever by half