Google was on a roll as far as number of product launches were witnessed at its annual Nexus launch event. Along with the two phones, Google also announced its take on the convertible category with the launch of the Pixel C, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS based convertible tablet. It looks like Google’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro as well as the iPad Pro.
The Pixel C will start selling in the holiday season in the US at a price of $499 (approx Rs 33,000) for the 16GB and $599 (approx Rs 40,000) for the 32GB variant. You can buy the keyboard separately for $149 (approx Rs 9,900)
#PixelC will start selling toward the end of the year with $499 for the 32GB and $599 for 64GB variant pic.twitter.com/9t5kFrVYPl
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The Pixel C is a convertible made in-house and not by any third party company hence, it does not carry the Nexus moniker. The Pixel C rocks a 10.2-inch display with a 2560 x 1800 pixel display giving a pixel density of 308ppi. It comes with 500 nits of brightness as well.
On the inside, you have an Nvidia Tegra X1 chipset powering the device and it has a quad-core processor along with a Maxwell GPU. This is paired with 3GB of RAM.
The interesting thing about the Pixel C is the keyboard it comes paired with (that will need to be bought separately however). The tablet attaches to the keyboard magnetically and does not require a kickstand to hold the keyboard. Also the keyboard connects to the tablet via bluetooth so there are no onboard connectors into which the tablet needs to dock. You can adjust the angle from 100 to 135 degrees based on your preference.
You can use the Pixel C in the tablet mode, by attaching the keyboard to the rear side of the tablet. Also Google has added on an inductive charging feature which lets the Pixel C charge the keyboard when the device is clammed shut.
The Pixel C has a light indicator on the tablet’s rear side to show the charge indication, just like we had seen on the Chromebook Pixel. Also the tablet has four far-field microphones to pick up voice commands.
Google did not mention a specific date for the launch of the Pixel C, but has indicated that it will come out during the US holiday season later this year.
Google announces Pixel C convertible tablet starting at 9 onwards – Tech2