Yesterday at the Google event we saw a lot of action with the launch of two Nexus phones, i.e. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the new Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio. Another amazing product launched by Google was the Pixel C, where C stands for Convertible, a convertible tablet running Android.
Google is trying hard to grow itself in the portable computer’s market. They have earlier launched a Chromebook Pixel, a laptop powered by high end specs running Chrome OS. Now with the Pixel C Google is targeting consumers who like to carry a lightweight device that can serve both as a tablet and a laptop. The Pixel C follows in the Chromebook Pixel’s polished footsteps with a high resolution screen, premium metal body, quality keyboard with excellent key travel, and USB Type-C. Unlike the Chromebook Pixel, Pixel C runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow which was also released in the Google event.
The Pixel C is a tablet that sports a 10.2 inch display powered by an octa-core Nvidia Tegra X1 Soc with 3gigs of RAM, a USB type-C port, stereo speakers, 4 microphones and a Maxwell desktop-class GPU. It is a first tablet built “end-to-end by Google”.
With Microsoft and Apple both having a Keyboard accessory for their products in the same category, Google is no exception. With the Pixel C Google also announced a wireless keyboard that attaches magnetically to Pixel C, it attaches strongly to the tablet and you could even shake the tablet while holding the keyboard only. It is connected to the tablet using Bluetooth hence no hassle of having an other port for connecting a keyboard. The Pixel C Keyboard comes with a small battery inside it, which according to Google will last up to two months with normal usage. Also you won’t need to charge it as it charges inductively when keyboard is attached to the tablet when not using it.
Here are the specs for the Pixel C:
|Display||10.2-Inch 2560 x 1800 screen (308 ppi)|
|1 : √2 aspect ratio, same as a sheet of A4 paper|
|sRGB color gamut|
|Internals||Nvidia Tegra X1 CPU|
|Maxwell desktop-class GPU|
|3GB of RAM|
|32 GB or 64 GB ROM|
|Battery size TBD|
|Four microphones for far-field audio|
|Connections & Ports||USB Type-C|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
The tablet would be available to buy later this year around the holiday season. The prices for these products are as follows:
- $499 (32 GB) or $599 (64 GB) through the Google Store
- $149 for keyboard
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