Google has a new tablet that’s ready to do battle with productivity-minded devices like Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface.
Leaks ahead of the announcement pretty much nailed everything but in case you missed it, the Pixel C (which stands for Convertible) is a 10.2-inch slate that’s powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor, Maxwell graphics and 3GB of RAM. Its display features a resolution of 2,560 x 1,800 (308 PPI) with a 500 nits brightness rating and an sRGB color gamut.
It’s a tablet at heart yet like other productivity-minded slates, its full potential is realized only once you add a keyboard.
The optional full QWERTY keyboard for the Pixel C looks solid, attaching via strong magnets and is tilt-adjustable between 100 and 135 degrees. The board uses Bluetooth for connectivity instead of an “unsightly” physical connector and inductively charges itself from the tablet when it’s closed. Should you somehow forget to close the “lid,” the keyboard should last for around two months on a single charge.
Perhaps the most interesting – and questionable – aspect of the Pixel C is the fact that it’ll run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Pixel C starts at $499 which doesn’t include the optional keyboard, an extra $149 you’ll need to spend if you intend to get some serious work done. Google said it’ll be available in time for the holidays.