Back in September alongside the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Google unveiled something a little different – an in-house built Android tablet called the Pixel C. Unsurprisingly, the tablet was made by the company’s Pixel team, who are the same folks that made the wonderful Chromebook Pixel. It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything about the tablet, leaving many consumers wondering when they’ll be able to get their hands on one. But today we have good news – you can now purchase the Pixel C from the Google Store starting at $499.
We know $499 isn’t cheap, especially when it comes to the tablet market. And that premium price point is just for the tablet itself. You’ll need to spend an additional $149 for the fancy magnetic Keyboard or Keyboard Folio (we’d recommend the former). The tablet comes in both 32 and 64GB flavors, with the higher storage option going for $599.
|Google Pixel C|
|Display||10.2-inch LTPS LCD display|
2560 x 1800, 308ppi
√2 aspect ratio
|Processor||NVIDIA Tegra X1 64-bit processor|
|GPU||256-core Maxwell GPU|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4GHz, 5.0 GHz)|
Bluetooth 4.1 + HS
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Cameras||8MP rear camera|
2MP front camera
|Ports and connectors||USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio|
Ambient Light Sensor
Hall Effect Sensor
|Size and weight||242 x 179 x 7mm, 0.517kg|
If you need a refresher, the Pixel C boasts an impressive 10.2-inch LCD display with 2560 x 1800 resolution and a pixel density of 308ppi. It’s powered by a NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, a 34.2WHr battery, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It also comes with an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and has a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. We went hands-on with this tablet back in September, so be sure to check out our first impressions post here.
So far this seems to be one heck of a tablet. Will you be picking one up for yourself, or is it too pricey? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!