Google Pixel Slate: This Ain't It Chief!

  • Published on Dec 22, 2018
  • Don't spend $600 on the Celeron Google Pixel Slate. Just don't do it.
    But here's a link anyway:
    iPad Pro Review:
    MKBHD Merch:
    Video Gear I use:
    Tech I'm using right now:
    Intro Track: Jordyn Edmonds
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Comments • 9 424

  • senor frog
    senor frog 7 hours ago

    delta means change.
    maybe a better word choice might have been... variance?

  • Matt Woldanski
    Matt Woldanski Day ago


  • Alec England
    Alec England Day ago

    Lmao, the link to the celeron version is broken, the low option is an m3 now. Assuming that the m3 actually performs well..

  • chemi fermi
    chemi fermi Day ago

    Yeah like I care what a black guy has to say about technology !

  • BTS Army
    BTS Army Day ago

    MarkASS brownlee

  • Pranav appu
    Pranav appu 2 days ago +1

    It's Celeron you are not expected to do multitask or even open multiple app on that😂😂

  • Matthew Burke
    Matthew Burke 2 days ago


  • Ashvith Shetty
    Ashvith Shetty 2 days ago

    Mark yo Ass brownie , that hot and that

  • RedblueRenegade
    RedblueRenegade 2 days ago

    Dont blame Marques Brownlee, blame the fan website

    BadROBTHEBOSS 2 days ago

    google is watching this video and crying

  • Romeos Sandorini
    Romeos Sandorini 3 days ago

    Did they fix lag issues by now through update ?

  • Nicholas Lam
    Nicholas Lam 3 days ago


  • Adam Rx
    Adam Rx 3 days ago

    Thnx markass for the review

  • Electro Nugget
    Electro Nugget 3 days ago

    how much apple pay this guy?

  • technologic
    technologic 3 days ago +1

    Google cancelled tablets after this video

  • Matthew Armstrong
    Matthew Armstrong 4 days ago +1

    Intro track: Jordyn Edmonds - Rough (SoundCloud)

  • Kevin Ta
    Kevin Ta 4 days ago +3

    at 8:30 - "the keys are FREAKING BACKLIT!" woah, Marques really angry at this tablet.

  • Jeff Robins
    Jeff Robins 4 days ago

    I've seen the same unit work perfectly fine. I think he had the resolution way up and perhaps that processor can't handle that. Otherwise he got a buggy unit. I still would not get it. With keyboard it is way over priced.

  • Jonathan Engelbart
    Jonathan Engelbart 4 days ago

    This makes me want to sell my pixel 3, but an iPhone and never own anything Google again

  • David Shryock
    David Shryock 5 days ago

    Why are Apple users SO Arrogant/angry, of course in not disagreeing with his Assessment

  • Ratpoutine
    Ratpoutine 5 days ago

    Mark ass brownie

  • Hadrian Wong
    Hadrian Wong 5 days ago

    Do you understand that anything chrome is ram hungry

  • Addhayan Bakhshi
    Addhayan Bakhshi 5 days ago +4

    The last Google tablet..hmm

    • Aman Agarwal
      Aman Agarwal 4 days ago +3

      David Shryock
      Google’s head of hardware confirmed they will not be focusing on tablets from now on.

    • David Shryock
      David Shryock 5 days ago

      It wasn't and isn't the last

  • TheStol
    TheStol 5 days ago +4

    I bet this video got demonetized

  • K
    K 6 days ago +1

    With Chrome you need 1 tb of Ram XD

  • Jai Dewani
    Jai Dewani 6 days ago

    Do review the higher end ones, see if also lag or not

  • Your End Here x
    Your End Here x 6 days ago

    Mark ass brownie

  • Mikersoft Vindows
    Mikersoft Vindows 7 days ago +3

    I have a galaxy tab 3 8" slightly overclocked (dual core 1.8ghz) on lineage OS 14. It doesn't even lag half of much. Or much at all beyond the occasional stutter. For a 2012 tablet.

    • Mikersoft Vindows
      Mikersoft Vindows 4 days ago

      @Apple Exposed Plus premium Samsung tablets are by no means cheap

    • Mikersoft Vindows
      Mikersoft Vindows 4 days ago

      @Apple Exposed Samsung doesn't spy on you. And Samsung isn't even a knockoff. Their latest tab S4 looks nothing like the iPad pro. Its just a different company. Ever heard of competition in an industry? That's like saying windows machines are knockoffs of Mac computers. Lmao

    • Apple Exposed
      Apple Exposed 4 days ago

      @Mikersoft Vindows
      This is the way of the knockoff. Steal Apples core tech and make it so damn cheap it will sell vs. the real authentic product.

      Good think real Apple products aren't cheap knockoffs that spy on users.

    • Mikersoft Vindows
      Mikersoft Vindows 4 days ago

      @Apple Exposed Why? I don't need a tablet for more than watching movies and reading articles and books. I'm not paying hundreds of dollars to do that lmao. I'd rather have a galaxy tab S4 before I get an iPad anyway

    • Apple Exposed
      Apple Exposed 4 days ago +1

      Get a real iPad cheapskate!

  • MercuryLS3
    MercuryLS3 8 days ago

    More google garbage

  • Renaldo Aggrey
    Renaldo Aggrey 8 days ago +1

    This guy needs to try more tablets

  • Sam Pomare
    Sam Pomare 8 days ago +4

    Typical Android tablet.

  • Dustin Todt
    Dustin Todt 8 days ago


  • Likhit Reddy
    Likhit Reddy 8 days ago +2

    They say it is fixed now, can you review it again?

    MAJED 9 days ago

    What if u had the core i5 and reviewed it again would ur view change just curious

  • nerdwithjordans
    nerdwithjordans 9 days ago

    2,4k hates how? hate bots

  • Arun kumar
    Arun kumar 9 days ago

    Just for you to know the captions says"*hi I am poppy HD here*"

  • artzana
    artzana 9 days ago

    Nah just buy surface go or iPad

  • Arthur Manyenya
    Arthur Manyenya 10 days ago

    lag city man lag lag city man lag city lag lag city

  • Lawrence Richards
    Lawrence Richards 10 days ago

    Emptybox therapy can’t never make a video with this level of truthfulness when it comes to google.

  • Zymon Rubi
    Zymon Rubi 11 days ago

    Lmao that lag!!

  • Andre AMVs
    Andre AMVs 11 days ago

    Review the tab s5e

  • Gabriel De Leon
    Gabriel De Leon 12 days ago +3

    7:40 Is this what you wanted? 😅😂

  • Matthew Rodgers
    Matthew Rodgers 12 days ago

    Literally got the worst device that’s 300 dollars less than the cheapest iPad Pro and compared it to that iPad. What did you expect, actually one of the worst processors on the market currently And pair that with 4g of ram and you get a dumpster fire...

  • Jeremy Castro
    Jeremy Castro 13 days ago +1

    Marques thinks he’s slick. Trying to sneak in a self compliment about looking sharp. 😂

  • nobodyofnaught2
    nobodyofnaught2 13 days ago

    Did these problems ever get solved with software updates, or is it still shit?

  • someguy604
    someguy604 14 days ago +1

    Why did you compare Apple's flagship tablet to the base model of Slate? I suspect some bias on your part.

    • Aryan Kumar
      Aryan Kumar 6 days ago +4

      Even the 400$ iPad is way smoother

    • Dr. Grape
      Dr. Grape 14 days ago

      I think it is primarily a review of the Pixel Slate

    • Dr. Grape
      Dr. Grape 14 days ago +3

      The base model should still be usable, though it should not be compared to the iPad Pro.

  • robertsmith
    robertsmith 15 days ago

    Same thing with the dell venue 7000 and 7840

  • robertsmith
    robertsmith 15 days ago

    It's slow because it's recording video while you use it😄

  • Jei LaDarius Norris
    Jei LaDarius Norris 15 days ago +4

    You should probably revisit this...

  • Lauryn-Hill Carrilho
    Lauryn-Hill Carrilho 15 days ago +2

    People: Nobody can beat the iPad Pro ‘18
    Google: Hold my beer
    Beer holder: no *gives beer back*

    • Lauryn-Hill Carrilho
      Lauryn-Hill Carrilho 15 days ago +1

      Noel Washington | its okay, im a on the side of Android and i know it is better than the iPad. But it was just based on this video

    • Noel Washington
      Noel Washington 15 days ago

      @Lauryn-Hill Carrilho I wasn't taking you seriously lol. I was just saying your joke doesn't make sense because the Slate is better than the iPad Pro haha

    • Lauryn-Hill Carrilho
      Lauryn-Hill Carrilho 15 days ago +1

      Noel Washington | i was talking about this video, about this tablet. Its just a joke, you dont have to take it so seriously😂

    • Noel Washington
      Noel Washington 15 days ago

      Eh. He was reviewing the bare minimum spec Slate. The top spec Slate is better than the top spec iPad.

  • MA2
    MA2 17 days ago

    Ah that's hot that's hot hahahaha

  • Bear Drew
    Bear Drew 17 days ago

    That lag on the tablet is not normal, I bet it gets fixed

  • Bophie
    Bophie 17 days ago +5

    6 months later? :)

  • Jack Manning
    Jack Manning 17 days ago

    Watching this on my Pixel Slate!!

    Of course I’m kidding I’m watching on my iPad Pro (11-inch)

  • Sayantan Nandi
    Sayantan Nandi 17 days ago

    It's better to go with a 4k Convertible laptop than these things.

  • Wolf
    Wolf 18 days ago

    That's a waste of money

  • akyhne
    akyhne 20 days ago

    There's nothing wrong with that tablet! Looks just as fast as my Galaxy S5.

  • flpmrtnz
    flpmrtnz 21 day ago

    lag is android's and chrome's second name

  • Pascal
    Pascal 21 day ago

    There’s no reason for any premium or even semi-premium device to come with any less than 8 GB these days, and Google should really have done some optimization before shipping this thing.

  • rusty_frame
    rusty_frame 21 day ago

    google really needs to get someone else to do their hardware. also i can't believe intel celerons still exist in this day and age. IMO google should really merge chrome OS and Android since the differences aren't really as huge as they once were.

  • Luke
    Luke 22 days ago

    Google - everything is *amazing apart from the experience
    Apple - *shite

  • Nicholas R
    Nicholas R 22 days ago

    Surface Pro: "Am I a joke to you?'

  • jodythecreator
    jodythecreator 23 days ago

    So glad I watched this video.

  • bipin vora
    bipin vora 23 days ago +1

    Give it to me then

  • School Shoe
    School Shoe 24 days ago

    Intro music?

  • Abdul Rasid
    Abdul Rasid 24 days ago

    7:40 has an background sound

  • Raven Studios
    Raven Studios 25 days ago

    A surface rt would be a better purchase

  • Yeet Yeet
    Yeet Yeet 25 days ago

    My iPad Air 2 is still fast

  • level87code
    level87code 28 days ago

    i own the Chromebook x2 and it's great!

  • Joel Orosco
    Joel Orosco 29 days ago +4

    Marques, can you do an updated video on an i5 model? I don't have the lag issues that you're talking about and there's an update rolling out in 6 weeks (update 75) that will speed up multi tasking. I love my Pixel Slate and feel that you are doing a HUGE disservice to this great piece of tech because you chose to go with the bottom of barrel version and now sending the wrong message to consumers. Yes Google screwed up by releasing such version but I think you could help paint a better picture for people who watch your videos if you do an updated video in a higher end model. You have a lot of followers and have a big impact with your videos in people's decision making. I think this device deserves another shot. Please make the time to do a follow up review. Thanks in advance!

  • DeusExAstra
    DeusExAstra Month ago +8

    Except for the terrible performance, that actually looks pretty good. I wonder if they will update it to fix those issues. Hope so.

  • ExtremeGadget
    ExtremeGadget Month ago +1

    sponsored by apple

    • Aryan Kumar
      Aryan Kumar 6 days ago +1

      When you're such a fanboy that you just can't accept Apple made a much better product

  • Noel Washington
    Noel Washington Month ago +1

    Looks like the Core i5 is very fast. Comparable to the iPad Pro

  • Jared Godshalk
    Jared Godshalk Month ago +1

    I really think that you should do a review redo with one of the higher end Pixel Slates.

  • grellboy175
    grellboy175 Month ago +42

    Surface pro is much better. Proper laptop tablet convertible

    • Sangramjit Chakraborty
      Sangramjit Chakraborty 2 hours ago

      @K Veeder Exactly. It's a power user's heaven. It's got the advantage of being able to do everything you can do on a full blown computer.

    • K Veeder
      K Veeder 3 days ago +2

      @kimonk2 It's not a failure. "Here we have a computer in tablet form, and here we have a phone in tablet form." -Zack from JRE.
      The point is that the iPad can only do apps from the app store. Want to use Blender? Can't. Want to play PC games? Can't. The Surface can do all of that.

    • kimonk2
      kimonk2 4 days ago

      Surface pro's GUI works more like laptop than a tablet and that really bothers me. Using it for awhile, I don't think I give up my iPad. No wonder it's just another failure from MS.

    • Apple Exposed
      Apple Exposed 4 days ago +1

      Runs WINDOWS. lol

  • martijn clemens
    martijn clemens Month ago

    That lag is like my 2012 nexus 7 is today 😂

  • David Johnston
    David Johnston Month ago

    ChromeOS. A UI, running on a browser, running on an OS, running on a browser, running on and OS. Hence the lag.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody Month ago

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Mkbhd is using my hometown's picture as wallpaper! Ahhhhhhh! This is crazy! Oh My God! Ahhhhhhhh! I'm telling my mom!

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody Month ago

    Holy shit! on 2:12, that place on the monitor is my hometown called Panjin. The scene is called Red Beach. Oh my God, I'm seeing my hometown on mkbhd channel! This is so exciting

  • jameswalker199
    jameswalker199 Month ago

    I'd buy it if it had a recent apps button and didn't need me to pull down on invisible markers.

  • Aussie Gamer
    Aussie Gamer Month ago

    It's Mark-ass Brownlee
    - Will Smith

  • Shri Ajaay Karthik
    Shri Ajaay Karthik Month ago

    Can we use the Keyboard Accessory of Pixel in Ipad

  • Rezanadesian
    Rezanadesian Month ago +1

    why would you buy intel celeron ? wkqkkqkqk

  • It's Alright
    It's Alright Month ago

    it makes me sad you're such an apple fanboy

    • Aryan Kumar
      Aryan Kumar 6 days ago

      You're the blind fanboy, you can't even accept that Apple made a much better product. You gain absolutely nothing by being loyal to Google.

    1M views Month ago

    You aren’t black enough to say this title

  • Peter Van Keer
    Peter Van Keer Month ago +1

    As much as I love Google - TRASH piece of hardware. Constant app crashes, turns off at quite random battery percentages (35%) after only having it for a week. Cannot believe I spent 1400$ on this, and I'm not even able to return it as I live in Western Europe, where they do not sell this thing. Really, REALLY disappointed, Google.

  • Joshua Wyatt
    Joshua Wyatt Month ago

    How about a slate update?

  • Marko Lacić
    Marko Lacić Month ago +1

    Jesus Christ that is like 2012 512mb of RAM and Android 2.3 kind of slow... Just devastatingly laggy, holy moly

  • ronal da
    ronal da Month ago

    Did anyone search for logic the rapper after this video

  • Aayush Shah
    Aayush Shah Month ago

    My 7 year old ipad looks quicker lol

  • Justin Van Ewyk
    Justin Van Ewyk Month ago

    You ain't it chief.

  • XenoScapeTeam
    XenoScapeTeam Month ago


  • TheRSpec
    TheRSpec Month ago

    So this $600 tablet is laggier than my schools 2012 chromebook which at the time costed $200.

  • Eduardo Enriquez
    Eduardo Enriquez Month ago +35

    Any chance you'll revisit the slate? I've heard it got better die to an update. Let us know!

    • Apple Exposed
      Apple Exposed Day ago

      @Perpendicular Driving
      Explain how I'm doing this.

      Every comment that isn't shitting on Apple is apparently sucking their cock. I see this everywhere, it's ridiculous.

    • Perpendicular Driving
      Perpendicular Driving Day ago

      @Apple Exposed bruh. I see you here again. I love apple too, but don't suck their 🦆

    • Apple Exposed
      Apple Exposed 4 days ago

      It did "die". Google discontinued their iKnockoff yesterday.

  • Shayan Vahabi
    Shayan Vahabi Month ago +2

    You can turn on developer mode and cange the animation and if there is a option for minimum witdh change that to 1000 or more i think it going to make it better and make it lagg less.

  • Lil Ramen
    Lil Ramen Month ago

    I have an Acer R11 Spin, exact same spec. Costs about 35% as much, even less in some places, and doesn't have the lag issues. I'm mindblown Google would ship that. Maybe if the Celeron model had a lower resolution screen it'd be fine, but damn.

  • Dominik Naß
    Dominik Naß Month ago +1

    Very honest review. Thank you!

  • The Crew
    The Crew Month ago

    Lower the resolution it may unlag it :/

  • Sean Koske
    Sean Koske Month ago

    It is so much better than apples

  • Alex Toma
    Alex Toma Month ago

    I don’t understand how people can defend this company