The Google Pixel Slate will ship in time for the holidays
It'll miss Black Friday, with the first preorders landing in early December.
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It won't arrive in time for Black Friday, but the first Pixel Slate tablets will soon land with customers. After beginning to accept preorders last week, Google now shows estimated shipping times of two to four weeks, depending on which model you buy.
The entry-level Pixel Slate starts at $599 (£549) but Google also offers more expensive configurations with higher-end Intel processors, more RAM and larger hard drives. Here's an overview of the different Slate models and Google's estimate of their respective shipping times as of Nov. 15:
Note that Best Buy is also selling some Pixel Slate configurations. It originally forecast that the first preorders would land as soon as Nov. 22, but now says that it will notify customers when it's ready to ship.