Earlier today Google hosted a press event unveil new Nexus smartphone, service improvements, and more. However one of the most interesting reveals from today was the newly announced Pixel C, a new kind of tablet aimed at a different kind of person.
The Pixel C is the first tablet built “end-to-end” by Google. A high end device from the looks of it to compete with the likes of the Microsoft Surface and the Apple Macbook Air. The design pulls a lot from the Chromebook Pixel 2, even bringing over the infamous lightbar. The screen is 10.2-inches with a PPI of 308. Under the hood we have a NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor with Maxwell GPU, with either 32 or 64 GB of storage, rounded off with 3GB of RAM and running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The only other details that we know about right now are that the lightbar will act as a battery indicator and the detachable keyboard.
Speaking of the keyboard, this is where it gets really cool. There is no hinge on the Pixel C, the tablet attaches itself via magnets to the keyboard and stays in place. When you are not using it you can simple snap it onto the back. The hinge can move to almost any angle and it’s strong enough to where you can actually hold the tablet up with just that keyboard. It connects to the Pixel C via Bluetooth 4.0 and is recharged when you are charging the tablet with the keyboard closed. No wires are needed for this as it’s done with inductive (wireless) charging. It is very cool.
While there is no exact date for release other than the “coming months” you can head on over to the Pixel C landing page where you can sign up for updates. Google has assured however that it will be available for the holiday season. Pricing has been announced the 32GB model costing $499 and the 64GB model costing $599, if you want the keyboard as well that will cost an extra $150.
Sign up for updates here: http://pixel.google.com/