Google introduced Pixel C a large screen tablet with high specs. The Pixel C is a tablet, not a laptop, but it does convert to a laptop-like form factor with the addition of a clever detachable keyboard.
The 10.2-inch Android Marshmallow device is the first tablet Google has designed completely in-house, and it’s a not-so-subtle attempt at competing with Microsoft’s Surface line, Apple’s iPad Pro and other high-end tablets that turn into makeshift laptops with the right add-ons. In this case, there’s an optional, smart Bluetooth keyboard ($149) that docks with the Pixel C when you’re bent on getting work done, clings to the back of the tablet when you’re not using it and charges when closed with the tablet attached. And much like the similarly pro-minded Chromebook Pixel, the Pixel C is using a USB Type-C connector — you can even share chargers with the new Nexus phones if you’re so inclined.
As you might guess, the device is a beast under the hood. It’s powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 (the same chip you find in the Shield TV), and you’ll be looking at an extra-bright (500 nits), 308 pixels-per-inch display. Google is shy about saying just when and where the Pixel C will be available, other than that it should arrive in time for the holidays. However, the pricing is about what you’d expect for a slate in this class: it’ll cost $499 for a version with 32GB of storage, and $599 for a 64GB version.
Pixel C hardware specifications
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
2560×1800, 308 ppi
500 nit brightness
sRGB color gamut
|Processors||NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU|
|Internal storage||32GB or 64GB|
|Keyboard||Optional Bluetooth wireless keyboard|