These two have been on the market for quite some time, and we are nowhere to put them to the test.
First of all, the specs
Pixel Slate has an Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8200Y processor, with 8GB of memory, 128GB SSD, and a “Molecular Display” of 12.3-inch.
iPad Pro has an A12X Bionic processor, with 4GB of memory, 256GB flash drive, and a display of 12.9-inch.
Can we use them as a laptop?
The Pixel Slate works great as a laptop, because of its Chrome OS, and the full-sized backlit keyboard, that has a trackpad. It is simply great, as long as you don’t have a problem with the fact that it only runs apps from Windows or Mac.
However, the iPad Pro might be better as a tablet. You can use it with the Smart Keyboard Folio and make a full-laptop out of it, but only if you need to do some light work. If you know you have a lot of work to do, you might want to get an actual laptop.
In terms of design:
iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch display, and it weighs about 1.4 pounds. The Pixel Slate weighs about 1.6 pounds, but it does feel heavier. Also, the latter looks..normal. There are no great changes in its design.
In terms of the operating system:
The Pixel Slate comes with Chrome OS, which makes it a good balance between a phone and a desktop OS. It also has Android Apps, and it requires modest hardware in order to run fast.
The iPad Pro has iOS, and the company has worked hard to improve it since 2010. It runs just great with Apple’s A12X Bionic processor, which makes it up for the lack of a trackpad.