Google Pixel Tablet: release date, price, features, and news

Soon, the Pixel Tablet will celebrate its first birthday. Google's slate was teased by the search giant as early as 2022, but was released in the first half of 2023.

Until the next model comes along, we're stuck with this one... but this isn't a bad thing at all. We’ve got to admit: when we first heard of the Pixel Tablet and the fact that it’s powered by Google's AI-driven Tensor G2 chipset and boasts 8GB of RAM (for $499), we were instantly hooked.

If you're still not convinced if the Pixel Tablet is the right slate for you, let's not forget that the Pixel Tablet comes with its own charging speaker dock and can function as a large smart display when attached to its charging station.

So, does this device deserve your attention and money? Here, we’ve gathered everything you need to know about the Pixel Tablet, so let’s dive in!

Google Pixel Tablet

Google Pixel Tablet

The Good

  • The Google Android tablet is back
  • Speaker dock is practical
  • Good screen quality

The Bad

  • No keyboard or planned "productive" tools
  • Overall audio quality is not impressive
  • Performance is solid but a tad sluggish

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Pixel Tablet release date

The Pixel Tablet was teased since 2022, but was released alongside the Pixel 7a and the Pixel Fold during Google I/O 2023, which was held on May 10, 2023.

Pixel Tablet price

The Pixel Tablet starts at $499 — for the 128GB version. This price tag unapologetically undercuts both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and the Apple iPad Air 2022, which start at $699.99 and $559, respectively.

Pixel Tablet specs

Pixel Tablet reviews

While the tablet delivers steady and stable performance, it may not feel like an extremely fast device. Google's Pixel Tablet has 8GB of RAM and is powered by a Tensor G2 chipset, which is the same silicon found in the Pixel 7 lineup. The same chip can be found even in the pricey Pixel Fold, as well.

The Pixel Tablet sports a 10.95-inch LCD with 2560 x 1600 resolution and only 60Hz refresh rate. Of course, this is not the best display on the market, but it should be good enough for casual use. To learn more about Google's Pixel Tablet and whether it deserves your spending money on it, feel free to read our in-depth Pixel Tablet review.

Pixel Tablet comparisons

The Pixel Tablet's main competitors are the Apple iPad 10th gen and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8. If you are wondering whether to choose the Pixel Tablet over one of these two tablets, check out our dedicated comparison articles: Google Pixel Tablet vs Apple iPad 10th gen and Google Pixel Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.

In what colors is the Pixel Tablet available?

Do you care what hue your device is? Well, you're not the only one out there. More and more people are extremely picky when it comes to the device's color. There are three color options for Google's Pixel Tablet. You can purchase the device in either Porcelain (soft white), Hazel (soft green), or Rose (pink-ish).

What is the Pixel Tablet's battery capacity?

The Pixel Tablet comes with about 7,020mAh battery, which offers 9 hours and 12 minutes of nonstop video streaming or 10 hours and 30 minutes of continuous web browsing on a single charge. Pretty standard and decent!

Since the device is primarily intended to stay on its charging dock, you shouldn't have any worries about its battery life as long as you keep your Pixel Tablet docked when you are at home.

Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
Google Pixel Tablet9h 12 min
Apple iPad(2022)6h 37 min
Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
Google Pixel Tablet6h 48 min
Apple iPad(2022)10h 30 min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra7h 55 min
3D Gaming(hours)Higher is better
Google Pixel Tablet6h 37 min
Apple iPad(2022)6h 40 min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra6h 9 min

What are the Pixel Tablet's camera specs?

Ok, right off the bat: please don't shoot your buddy's wedding on the Pixel Tablet. In fact, don't shoot it on any tablet. The slates are not known for having superb cameras and the Pixel Tablet is faithful to the bunch. You will find two 8-megapixel cameras on the Pixel Tablet: one located on its rear and another as a selfie shooter. Both can shoot videos in 1080p at 30 fps. Yes, we agree, it is not 4K, but 1080p is not that bad for the occasional Zoom meeting or chit-chat with your parents who are also in possession of a tablet.

What are the best Pixel Tablet accessories?

The greatest accessory of the Pixel Tablet is undoubtedly its Charging Speaker Dock, which, as the name suggests, functions as a charging station/stand, and an extra speaker for your Pixel Tablet. The best thing is that the Charging Speaker Dock is included in the retail package of Google's new tablet, which means you directly score $129 in savings.

What are the best Pixel Tablet deals?

The Pixel Tablet may not be that expensive, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to find a way to save on one. However, there are no significant Pixel Tablet deals available at the moment. That said, we are constantly scouring the web to find you the best deals possible, and when we see a remarkable deal on Google's Pixel Tablet, we will definitely let you know.

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