After leaking out yesterday, #Google has officially taken the wraps off the Pixel C tablet today. As was rumored a day in advance, the tablet comes with the appearance of a Chromebook but has Android 6.0 Marshmallow running underneath. It even has the iconic Chromebook LED indicators on the back which will reveal the battery status with a double tap.
Google claims that this device was built by the company end-to-end, with no third party manufacturer involved. The tablet is made of aluminum which offers a very premium look and feel. Given the lack of success seen with the Nexus 9 last year, Google has significantly ramped up its game in the Android tablet segment. This can be considered a serious competition to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as well as the Apple iPad Pro.
In terms of hardware, the Pixel C is an absolute beast and comes with a 10.2 inch 2560 x 1800 resolution display, which offers an incredible pixel density and 500 nits brightness, making it an absolute delight to watch media content. The tablet is running on NVIDIA’s powerful XI SoC with the Maxwell GPU, so performance shouldn’t be a concern with the device.
There’s 3GB of RAM underneath with 32 and 64GB of storage options to pick from (no microSD card slot). Much like the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, the Pixel C1 also comes with the reversible USB Type-C port.
Pricing has been set at $499 for the 32GB variant and $599 for the 64GB model. The keyboard will set you back by an additional $150.
What do you think about the Pixel C?