Completely agree,and not suitable for me.Previous Galaxy Note 12.2 user,however if there was an Android alternative to an iPad 12 that would be great,sadly theres not,even at the same pricepoint.I would still choose Android over Apple.Just harsh reality that most Android users wouldnt pay Apple prices,then there would be that choice,obviously not enough people want them or manufacturers would be making them.PS,not knocking Apple here either.
All down to what you want to use it for whether it's suitable for you or not :) The flipping chromebooks come into their own when you want to use them for media consumption or android apps with the keyboard making a sturdy stand. Then you're just a flip away from doing some more intensive tasks. If they made bigger Android tablets at sensible prices, ie half price 12" iPad style, the market could look very different.
Personally wouldnt buy one,I either want a tablet(Android) or a laptop(Windows),not a convertible compromise.My uncle has the slate i5/16GB/128 and its very quick and the screens fantastic,think it cost £650 with an optional keyboard,an additional £200 for an unnecessary permanently attached keyboard is not great value to me.
Ignore most of the early Slate reviews, the Celeron was genuinely out of its depth but the m3 was fine once they'd fixed the animation issues in particular with Chrome OS. Biggest problem with the Go, if it actually bothers you, is they didn't make it flip. Full tablet mode isn't a s useful as it seems but folding enough for tent and stands modes is, especially now they've made big changes to touchscreen functionality.
Is this basically a Pixel slate with a permanently attached keyboard?.The i5 16Gb best bet there.If slate reviews are anything to go by the m3 is too slow,the i7 throttles to perform slightly better than the i5,not £380 worth imho.£849 for a Chromebooks pushing it a bit price wise though.