Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to Pixel Slate, a new tablet that looks like Apple iPad and Microsoft's surface. The tablet seems like a pretty skilled (albeit expensive) device, depending on the configuration you choose, but one thing missing is LTE capability. Today, Samsung Chromebook Plus introduced V2 (LTE), and it fills the current gap with integrated LTE.
Given, Google Pixel Slate and Chromebook Plus V2 are not exactly the same devices, as Pixel Slate is a tablet first with an optional keyboard and Chromebook Plus V2 is a 2-in-1 laptop. However, if you feel a little disappointed that Google did not announce a LTE model for Pixel Slate, Chromebook Plus V2 can fit your needs a bit better.
READ MORE: Google Pixel Slate Connection When we asked Google why it was not a LTE model for Pixel Slate, the company said it's found that people generally prefer tethering when they need a mobile connection, which makes the market for integrated LTE quite small. Samsung looks different, with Chromebook Plus V2 simply on those who will always be connected.
"Today, a growing generation brings this operating system from the lecture hall to their homes, offices and the rest of their lives," said Samsung Vice President and CEO of Mobile Computing and Wearables in a press release. "Whether they are on a work trip or traveling the world, they should be able to stay safe from where they are. And now they can. "
Aside from Chromebook Plus V2's integrated LTE, we do not know much about the device yet. We know it will have two F / 1.9 apertures – one on the back of the screen and one on the keyboard – and it comes with a touch-sensitive pen. It will also have an Intel Celeron processor inside, just like the base Pixel Slate model. More detailed specifications, unfortunately, are not available yet.
The price of Chomebook Plus V2 is actually the same as the Pixel Slate startup price: $ 599.99. It seems that there will only be a configuration when it launches November 2nd, as opposed to Pixel Book that has a variety of configurations. Look for it landing November 2 with a complete list of specifications that hopefully arrive until that date.