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Pixel C preview: Google’s best $499 tablet to date!

 

Pixel C, Google’s most recent mobile hybrid, was officially unveiled today and now it is officially available for the public to purchase. The device is running on Marshmallow 6.0 and it has a 10.2-inch display which makes it one of the brightest tablets you can find in thew price range.

Pixel C

What makes Pixel C unique?

The tablet has a full-size keyboard that fits very well with it and it attaches to it magnetically too. The tablet and keyboard can be closed together and the keyboard chargers wirelessly and automatically so that you never have to worry about running empty. The battery itself is said to last for 10+ hours of usage. You can buy it on the Google Store for $499 and, in our opinion, it is one of the best in this price range.

Official Pixel C specs:

Operating System

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display

10.2 inches
2560 x 1800 (308 PPI)
500 nits
√2 aspect ratio
sRGB color gamut
1500:1 contrast ratio
LTPS LCD
In-cell touchscreen

Dimensions

242 x 179 x 7 mm

Weight

0.517 kg

Material

Anodized Aluminum

Color

Silver

Processor

NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU

Memory

RAM: 3 GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 32 GB or 64 GB

Cameras

Rear: 8 MP
Front: 2 MP

Audio

Stereo speakers
Quad microphones
3.5 mm audio out

Battery

34.2 Wh

Power

15W USB Type-C adapter

Wireless

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac², 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1 + HS

Ports

USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio

Sensors

Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Compass
Hall Effect Sensor

Pixel C can be bought on the Google Store starting today. If you hurry, you may get yours right in time for he holidays. Happy shopping!

PRESS RELEASE:

Meet the Pixel C, our take on the tablet

December 8, 2015
This holiday season, there’s no shortage of electronics to choose from. When it comes to picking out what device to use, sometimes you want a laptop to hammer out a lengthy document. Other times you want a lightweight tablet to sit back and watch your favorite video. Starting today, you don’t have to choose, because the Pixel C is available on the Google Store. As we previewed two months ago, Pixel C brings together the benefits of a full-size keyboard with the portability of a tablet so it can go wherever you go.

The Pixel C’s high-resolution, 10.2” display is crisp, colorful, and bright—in fact it’s one of the brightest tablets out there—perfect for sharing photos and videos with family over the holidays. Graphics horsepower and stereo speakers mean the Pixel C can keep up with you whether you’re watching a new episode of “Silicon Valley” or playing a new game.

But what really makes the Pixel C unique is the full-size keyboard, which is designed to fit perfectly with the tablet. It attaches seamlessly with magnets, and automatically connects via bluetooth. When the tablet and keyboard are closed together, the keyboard charges wirelessly and automatically—so you never have to worry about it running out of juice. And when you don’t need to type, the keyboard tucks securely behind the tablet with magnets—out of the way but close by for when you need it.

This is the first tablet designed with Android 6.0, Marshmallow in mind. You get added security benefits, smarter and longer battery life (10+ hours) and Now on Tap at your fingertips. To ensure the Pixel C gets even better over time, it will receive regular security and feature updates directly from Google. But what makes a tablet great is the amount of things you can do with it—and you’ve got plenty to choose from with s’more than 1 million apps on Google Play.

The Pixel C is available on the Google Store now starting at $499, and if you order today, you can get it in time for the holidays.

Source: Google