Google’s Pixel tablet it can also serve as a smart display for your home, and if you’ve ever wanted to get one, today is the day. The company’s official Amazon store is selling the 256GB Pixel Tablet with a charging speaker dock for just $449 — that’s $150 less than retail and the lowest price for the device on the website. It’s the first tablet with the Google Tensor G2 chip, which enables AI-powered features like high-quality video calling and smooth streaming, among other things. The 11-inch device is also the first tablet to which you can use Chromecast as an additional screen.


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$449 at Amazon

As a smart display, the Pixel Tablet can serve as a digital photo frame or control center for your smart home devices. The charging dock can keep it charged 24/7 and you can also use it as a speaker when you want to play music. We gave the tablet an 85 in our review, praising it mostly for its capabilities as a smart display. It responds well to our commands — if you want to use it to control connected devices with your voice, just wake it up by saying “Hey Google.” But it also comes with Hub mode, which brings up a dashboard showing your smart devices and gives you a quick way to monitor your security cameras or turn your lights on and off.

We also tried using the tablet as a TV replacement as it has the ability to act as a Chromecast receiver. While it works like Google promised, keep in mind that the tablet needs to be docked before you can stream movies and shows to it. As a tablet, the device runs full Android and can open any app for the platform. It’s a better smart display than a tablet, but we still think the device is a pleasure to use.

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