Google’s Pixel C tablet is ready to take on the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 3

As if a new Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio weren’t enough, Google also announced the Pixel C, a new Android-based tablet alongside a detachable keyboard.

The 10.2-inch tablet starts at $499 for a 42GB and $599 for a 64GB and comes with a 10.2-inch display with a 2,560 x 1,800 resolution. Positioned as an iPad Pro/Surface Pro 3 competitor, more or less, the Pixel C runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a beefy NVIDIA X1 quad-core processor, Maxwell GPU and 3GB of RAM. Google says the architecture is desktop-class.

The new tablet also has powerful sound. There’s a pair of stereo speakers on each side of the screen and four microphones so you can use voice commands and voice search from across the room.

Like all the new Nexus phones, the tablet charges via a new reversible USB Type-C port.

Google spent much of the Pixel C presentation talking up the merits of the Pixel C’s keyboard. The $149 keyboard will be sold separately and has larger, full-sized keys compared to other keyboard attachments for tablets.

The keyboard can tilt from 130-degrees to 135-degrees and has a 19mm key travel. Furthermore, the keyboard charges when the attached to the Pixel C while it’s closed. The keyboard attaches to the back when it’s not in use.

Author: Raymond Wong
Source: Mashable