These two devices sit midway between a tablet and compact laptop. We say this, because potency is beyond question. Both have processors and features sufficiently powerful like to run with everything we propose. The brake is on the operating system, which is not desktop, it is not Windows or Mac OS.
Design and display
For his part, iPad Pro 2018, has a design inspired by the iPhone SE. Its square aluminum edges are quite reminiscent of that Apple terminal. Your screen is 12.9-inch Liquid Retina (and there is another 11-inch version), both with 264 dpi. A remarkable aspect of the design is that Apple, for the first time on its iPad, dispenses with the home button and we only have one Face ID as a security measure. We do not have notch on the screen surprisingly. Its available colors are space gray and silver.
The Google Pixel Slate It is made in aluminum on the back and glass obviously on the front. Your screen is 12.3 inch, a panel called Molecular display, with resolution Quad HD, 3000 x 2000 pixels. In addition, it is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Its only available color is midnight blue.
Performance and memory
This section is more than guaranteed for these two high-end tablets. On the one hand, we count on the iPad Pro 2018 ride a A12x Bionic chip, own Apple, and that improves in performance compared to the chip of the iPhone XS. The storage versions start from 64 GB, going through 256 and 512 and reaching, attention here, 1TB of memory.
On the other hand, the Google Pixel 3 XL, counts on Intel for its processors. Specifically, and depending on the option we choose, we will have a 8th generation intel m3, intel i5 or intel i7. Regarding memory RAM, we have variants of 4, 8 and 16GB. Its internal memory consists of 64, 128 and 256GB.
Although it is not a relevant section on tablets, it helps us to take sporadic photos and quality video calls. We have 8 megapixels in the back and front for the Pixel Slate, both with portrait mode and HDR +, among other functions.
At iPad Pro 2018, we have a camera 12 megapixels on the back and 7 on the front. We have some modes like HDR, panorama mode, even portrait mode. It has 4K video recording.
Battery and connectivity
As a main novelty, the iPad Pro 2018 has avoided continuing to include its famous lightning connector to finally incorporate, USB type C. This decision to implement USB type C will be accompanied by the possibility of including different accessories to our iPad, charge our iPhone or connect the iPad to a display external. In addition, they have launched an apple pencil that magnetically connects to our iPad chassis and charges alone. Apple promises a whole day of use with the new iPad Pro.
The Google Pixel Slate has fingerprint reader, 2 USB type C, and two accessories that are purchased separately) to complement this tablet. It’s about a keyboard and pencil which will be billed at € 199 for the keyboard and € 99 for the pencil. Fast charging your type C will reach 48W.
Software: Chrome OS vs iOS
He 2018 iPad Pro includes your iOS operating system, specifically iOS 12. It continues to have special functions for iPads in contrast to iPhones, which are more focused on productivity, to try to replace laptops. The way to interact with this iPad will be similar to how we do it on an iPhone XS.
Chrome OS is the operating system chosen by Google for its Pixel Slate. It is an operating system similar to Android, in fact it has the same applications. However, the operation and some functions are more focused on desk work to increase the professionalism of the product. More so, with the latest Chrome OS update.
Price and availability
Having the best of the market, we cannot expect them to be cheap tablets. The price of iPad Pro starts at € 999 in his version of 64GB, reaching the € 1929 in his version of 1TB. A price, in our opinion, crazy, and that makes it the most expensive tablet on the market, without being a computer and with less possibilities than a Mac or Windows.
The price of the Google Pixel Slate it is somewhat more restrained. Part of € 599 in its 64GB version and the intel m3. Although we have to add the keyboard.
There is no question about the path tablets are taking from now on. All of them, including this Pixel Slate and iPad Pro 2018, they want to look more and more like a laptop. And it is true that in power, these tablets even surpass any laptop. The main limitation is the operating system. However, if you need a powerful tablet, to replace most of the tasks you could do on a laptop, these two options are among the best on the market. Just choose and estimate, iOS or Chrome OS?