Google’s Pixel Tablet is one of the more compelling options for those in the market for an Android tablet, as it’s designed to double as a smart display when you aren’t holding it. If you’ve been thinking of picking one up, now looks like a good time to do so: The 11-inch slate is on sale for $399 at multiple retailers, including Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Google’s own online store. While there’s always a chance we see a better offer on Black Friday, this $100 discount marks a new all-time low. It’s also $10 less than the previous low we saw during Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days sale earlier this month. This price applies to the base models with 128GB of storage; if you need more space, the 256GB versions are also $100 off at $499. Google says the offer will run through November 5.
We gave the Pixel Tablet a score of 85 in our review this past June, and we highlight it in our guide to the best tablets. While we don’t think it’s better purely as a tablet than our top Android pick, the vibrant Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, it’s a good ways cheaper, and it’s still more than competent for streaming video, playing games and doing most of the other casual things people do with a tablet. Its 2,560 x 1,600 LCD is crisp and punchy, its Tensor G2 chip is fast enough, its 5,000mAh battery should last a full day and the hardware doesn’t feel cheap. This is still an Android tablet, so some apps aren’t as optimized for this large display as they are on an iPad, but Google at least promises to supply the device with OS and security updates through June 2026 and June 2028, respectively.
That smart display functionality is the Pixel Tablet’s big selling point, though. Included with the device is a dock that both charges the device and provides a dedicated speaker — plop the Pixel Tablet on, and the slate becomes something like a detachable Nest Hub Max. You can use it to control and monitor smart home devices, access the Google Assistant, cast video from your phone, display photos, stream music and so on.
There are still issues: There’s no headphone jack, the display is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and we had a few software quirks with the tablet’s “Hub Mode” during the review process. Generally speaking, though, the Pixel Tablet is a clever melding of two useful devices. A few other Google devices are also on sale this week, including the unlocked Pixel 7a for $374, the Pixel Buds Pro for $119 and the indoor Nest Cam for $70, among others.