First Google Pixel C promo video showcases the tablet's strengths

First Google Pixel C promo video showcases the tablet's strengths
Announced in September, at the same time with the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones, the Google Pixel C tablet is available to buy starting today from Google Store. Before you think about purchasing the device, perhaps you'll want to check out the first Pixel C promo video (embedded below), which was released today.

The video itself may not be among the greatest we've seen (it's just a regular promo video), but it manages to give customers a pretty good idea of what the Pixel C is: a high-end tablet that can be easily transformed into a mini-laptop with the help of an optional magnetic Bluetooth keyboard.

Unlike Google's Nexus tablets, which have been designed and manufactured with the help of other companies, the Pixel C is "the first Android tablet designed and built from start to finish by Google." The new slate sports a 10.2-inch display with 2560 x 1800 pixels (308 ppi), and is powered by an octa-core Nvidia Tegra X1 processor. It obviously runs Android Marshmallow, also featuring an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, stereo speakers, USB Type-C port, 3 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.1. Made out of anodized aluminum, the Pixel C measures 242 x 179 x 7 mm and weighs 517 grams.

The Google Pixel C 32 GB costs $499, while the Pixel C 64 GB can be purchased for $599. As for the attachable keyboard, this is also made out of anodized aluminum, and costs an extra $149.

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Pixel C
  • Display 10.2" 2560 x 1800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra X1, Octa-core
  • Storage 64 GB



1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Lame tablet, lame commercial(as usual by Google), lame unoptimized tablet software, and lame attempt to compete with the Surface.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Good thing they didn't label it as a "Pro"

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

They don't have to its SOC is an X1 and the price tag is pretty steep. Following Google tradition, i think i might buy one in 2016 after they have reduce the price.

13. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This tablet is a joke! In the world of mobile...there is no high-end especially for a tablet. The hardware will be outdated in 6 months if not a year...that's the greedy trend of making people spend $750 on stupid devices that they don't need! Invest the money in a PC or Laptop and watch it last for years. AT around $700 (Pixel C and keyboard combined) you can pick up an i7 laptop and those things can pull loads for years to come. This is not a gaming device (mobile gaming LOL!) and this is not a productive device, question is what is this Pixel? Even Pixelated Minecraft runs better on PC! I'm not saying this for just google but all mobile device manufacturers...they just don't make anything future-proof! It's mind-numbingly dumb for people to buy things like this unless you're reaally loaded with green...then knock yourself out! :)

15. Shocky unregistered

You can enjoy both, there is no need to a PC snob. I have a high end PC and also enjoy gaming on tablets, consoles and my phone.

18. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I have an asus x550ze that has 12 compute cores.(4 cpu + 8 GPU) By next year. I'm planning to get the mini 4 or if I'm lucky. I would be able to get the ipad pro. For now. The price of the ipad pro here in my country is $1,081+. And that includes tax. This is my first time owning an ios tablet. I was supposed to get the ipad air 2. But my budget slows me down.

2. st1114g

Posts: 11; Member since: May 06, 2009

I like it! Thinking of getting one for Xmas..

5. maherk

Posts: 6961; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No matter how great the hardware is, it will still suck compared to an iPad. I love my android phones, and smartwatches, but I am sick of my Nexus 7. Google seems to care less about pushing developers to offer their apps as tablet friendly. Basic apps like Twitter or Instagram refuses to let you view the content in landscape mode, even some of Google own apps suffer from this.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You cant view Instagram on landscape on iOS either. Use a web browser if you want.

7. maherk

Posts: 6961; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

With a 4:3 ratio, there is no need for it. Meanwhile, reading and viewing content on a large 16:9 screens get tiring after a while.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Voice down to what you are use to. I personally prefer 16:9 format of the Tab S 8.4 even when come to eBook reading. I prefer to read them in bed holding it on one hand. iPad is a bit too bulky for that.

11. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I would second that. It's a matter of preference. I personally would not even waste one dollar on 4:3 ratio any type of mobile device. I don't use Instagram and not missing anything. Love my Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. The best tablet ever made.

17. Shocky unregistered

It's slow and the build quality is creaky, otherwise it's a nice tablet. I did have the Note 12.2" for a short while but the performance was rubbish. Also the S-Pen's feel like cheap kids toys.

9. soundcloud-boost

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

It's really great video!

10. Shocky unregistered

They're definitely charging a lot for the tablet but it's the ONLY Android tablet on the market that actually has some decent hardware so it was an instant purchase for me. If you want to buy something then do, but the performance is nowhere near as good as the Pixel C.

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

indeed, this is a good point. And honestly this is cheaper than some of the other premium android tablets like what Samsung offers. It is a bit higher, but it offers better specs than the Ipad Air 2 for the same cost. Android tablets now are just bottom barrel devices about 90% of the time.

16. Shocky unregistered

Most Android tablets are ridiculously slow, they're good enough for general browsing, video and light gaming which suits most users needs well enough. But when you start comparing performance to iPad's and Surface tablets the performance is pathetic, even worse they charge you premium prices for them and that needs to change, Samsung even put SoC's in the Tab 2 range that are slower than their phones released over 6 months ago, it's crazy. Apple put faster SoC's in their tablets, Samsung put in slower SoC's, they're not taking the tablet market seriously.

14. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

One thing that confuses me, I thought Google didn't have any factories whatsoever and so relied on other manufacturers to build their product.

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