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Google didn't just announce its new Pixel 3 phones on Tuesday, it also unveiled the Google Home Hub smart display and the Pixel Slate tablet. Here's what both of those are like.
The Google Home Hub is like a Google Home, but instead of just speaking with Google Assistant through microphones and hearing a response through a speaker, there's also a 7-inch display. It shows you information about your day, like the weather, your commute, your calendar and more. I was surprised by how compact it was. When Google announced the $140 Home Hub on stage, it seemed like it would be a bit larger. For most folks, it's probably ideal in a kitchen for viewing recipes, or on a bedside table where it can serve as a very smart alarm clock.
The Google Pixel Slate tablet is clearly Google's take on the Microsoft Surface or iPad Pro. It starts at $599, which seems awfully expensive for a tablet without a keyboard that relies mostly on Chrome and Android apps. But it has a really high-end and sharp display, which looked good when I watched a quick 4K YouTube video on it during a demonstration.
But the $200 keyboard accessory isn't as great. It felt way too clunky. It doesn't really sit well in a lap, and while I was able to type quickly on a desk, it's not something I think I'd buy for myself. All in, you're looking at $599 for the tablet, $200 for the keyboard and an additional $100 for the stylus.
Chromebooks are great, but often cost around half the price of the tablet and come with a keyboard. Maybe I'll like it more when I have time to use it for a review.