For those of you who have been reading these missives for some time you might be well aware of just how much chasing I do related to the newest laptop hardware. Sure, my last real Windows laptop was a Dell Studio 1535 that worked well enough. That was followed up with an HP Envy X2 that was ordered back on April 25, 2013 sporting Windows. Without question I was happy enough with that HP Envy x2 11-g010nr 11.6-Inch convertible laptop. It was never lighting fast or anything, but it worked well enough as a primary writing device. My last two devices were ASUS Flip Chromebooks. You can probably tell where this is going. Every time Google releases something like the Pixelbook or the Google Pixel Slate they are tempting pieces of hardware to purchase. Honestly, the price alone is what stops me from buying them. This ASUS Flip is serviceable for writing and much cheaper. My primary writing use case is sitting with either the Chromebook on a desktop surface or on my lap. I’m not entirely convinced that the Google Pixel Slate will work for me. Writing would be my primary use case and a good clamshell-based device is going to work better.