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Google Pixel C tablet

Google Pixel C Android Tablet introduced with 10.2-inch display, USB Type-C

Google was extensively working on Chromebooks, but all of a sudden, we see a large tablet device from the company, running the Android Marshmallow OS. Pixel is a series where you see high-end devices that are meant for productivity. The new tablet announced by Google lands into that series, and it is named as Pixel C.

Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai announced this new tablet, that comes with a 10.2-inch display, and interestingly, the Android OS that is although majorly a smartphone OS, it has been a part of several tablet devices in the past. But, will the Pixel C be an answer to Microsoft Surface, or to the iPad Pro from Apple?

Google Pixel C tablet

The Pixel C stands for “Convertible” and is going to be the first device to come out with the Pixel branding running on Android OS (Android 6.0 Marshmallow). All the other devices are laptops with the Pixel branding run on Chrome OS, this makes this device a hybrid.

The Pixel C is being called a tablet device which sports a 10.2-inch display with resolution of 2560 x 1800 pixels and pixel density of 308ppi. To make the tablet usable under direct sunlight the display is capable of achieving 500 nits brightness level.

It is powered by a  quad-core NVIDIA X1 processor and Maxwell GPU. It is supported by 3GB of RAM and comes in two variants of 32GB and 64GB. It comes with stereo speakers and USB Type-C connector for faster charging and data transfer. The Pixel C comes with a major feature, the keyboard attachment which pairs to the device over Bluetooth and is connected to the Pixel C tablet magnetically. You will be getting 100 to 130 degrees of angulation after the keyboard is connected to the tablet.

The keyboard comes with some impressive features like, when not in use you can attach the keyboard to the back of the tablet. To charge the keyboard with Pixel C you have to place the tablet face down on the keyboard and the charging starts inductively.

With the keyboard attachment the Pixel C looks premium and is priced accordingly as well. the Pixels C for the 32GB model is priced at $499 and the 64GB variant is priced at $599. The keyboard is not provided with the device but should be purchased as an accessory at $149. The device is said to be available from the holidays season.

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