So looks like the leak yesterday turned out true. Today, along with a handful of other exciting devices, Google announced the Pixel C – an Android-powered Pixel-branded tablet.
So what’s so special about it? Well, a lot actually. Firstly, being a “Pixel” device, we have superb build quality. It’s wrapped with an all-metal aluminum chassis.
From certain angles, the Pixel C will be familiar to Microsoft Surface users, and that’s not a bad thing. We’re looking at a modest 10.2″ sized display, which is said to be considerably bright, capable of 500 nits. The resolution is at a fantastic 2560×1800 (308ppi).
Running the show is Nvidia’s latest SoC – the quad-core X1 with Maxwell GPU and 3GB of RAM. You’ll have the option for 32GB or 64GB of on-board storage. The latest USB Type-C standard is also incorporated, along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow
But the real fancy part comes in with the keyboard attachment.
The build is just as thought-out as the Pixel C and attaches seamlessly via a very strong magnetic (you have to slide the tablet off the keyboard to separate them). The keyboard is chiclet style and has a kickstand mechanism for the tablet, which you can adjust from 100 to 135 degrees.
While the keyboard accessory is said to last 2 months on a full charge, it can also charge inductively through the tablet when they’re attached.
The Pixel C has a couple more neat tricks. The Pixel light bar isn’t just for show. When you double tap it, you’ll get a battery indicator. Also, there are 4 mics to make sure you make the most from video chatting, and they’re said to work across the room.
Being that this tablet is a “Pixel” device, you may be worried to hear about the price. Fortunately, it isn’t as exorbitant as previous Pixel devices. The Pixel C will start at $499 for 32GB and $599 for the 64GB of storage. The keyboard accessory will be priced at $149. As far as availability, Google said that the Pixel C will arrive in time for the holidays.
Are you gonna keep your eye on the Pixel C, or is it still too expensive?
*A special thanks to our own Derrick Miyao for attending the Google event and getting us a hands-on look.