The Google Pixel C is now available for purchase from the Google Store

The Google Pixel C is now available for purchase from the Google Store
Back in late September when Google unveiled the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, the company also introduced the Google Pixel C, an Android-based 2-in-1 with a premium build and some of the hottest specs in the Android ecosystem. As months passed and the new Nexus smartphones launched, however, Google made no mention of the Google Pixel C until a few hours ago.

Today, more than a month after its unveiling, the Google Pixel C finally landed in the Google Play Store.

The Google Pixel C comes with a 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 by 1800 pixels. Aside from the high pixel count, it's interesting to note that Google used a 1:√2 aspect ratio, which is closer to the 3:2 aspect ratio of recent Microsoft Surface tablets than the 16:10 aspect ratio of most Android tablets. This makes a lot of sense as the Google Pixel C is not your average Android slab, but an Android laptop instead.

In terms of internal hardware, a lot of people are pretty excited to see the Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset in action. The chipmaker announced the Tegra K1 back in early January as the world's first mobile chip with console-level performance. Based on what we've seen from the Nvidia Shield TV, the Android-based console that had the privilege of being the only Tegra K1-powered device available on the market until a few hours ago, we're optimistic about the performance of the Google Pixel C.

Other specs include 3GB of RAM, a USB Type-C connector, and either 32GB or 64GB of integrated storage space. On the software side, the Google Pixel C runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will get all of its software updates - including the monthly security updates - from Google itself.

If you really want to turn the Google Pixel C into an Android laptop, you'll also need the optional $150 keyboard. Add that on top of $499 for the 32GB model or $599 for the 64GB one, and you've got yourself an Android tablet with an optional keyboard dock that's priced about as much as decent entry-level Windows 10 laptop. The real question now is: is there a market for Android laptops? Well, we're about to find out!

At the moment, the Google Pixel C is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the USA.


What do you guys think? Interested in the Google Pixel C now that you can finally purchase one?

source: Google Store

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38 Comments

1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Order placed!

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Also, All purchases made from November 27, 2015 — December 25, 2015 may be returned through January 22, 2016.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I thought about it, but I have no real intention of keeping it and I already returned a Nexus 5X recently. I'd feel too bad.

40. Shocky unregistered

Where did you get this from?

3. Shocky unregistered

Order placed, been waiting for this. 64GB for me. :D

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Let me know how the aspect ratio works for movies, shows, and games when you get it. My Nexus 10 is long in the tooth now but it's still my go too gaming tablet despite owning multiple much newer Android tablets. Strictly for the 16:10 aspect ratio and the 300ppi. This thing has the display quality but I am concerned that this aspect ratio is going to be worse than 4:3 for those things because 4:3 sucks for that type of use.

18. Shocky unregistered

Will do, was in stock when I ordered so might have it by Friday.

38. Shocky unregistered

Tablet arrived this morning, day earlier than expected. Sadly I'm in work. :'(

39. Shocky unregistered

Fullscreen for games, kind of like an iPad and they work just fine. Video's are cropped to fit the screen, you could probably use a 3rd party player to make it full screen with cropped sides if you really wanted too. Loving it, it's been flawless so far. Only complaint is the audio quality is not that great, shield tablet has much better speakers.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

More than a month after its unveiling? More than two months!

6. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Google and Apple are gradually losing it... The future belong to Microsoft..... Hololens, surfaces and surface phone with x86 continuum feature are the future of smart devices

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

You killed Android tablet to favor chrome book; your plan didn't work and want to revive tablets.... It's too late Google

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sold out already in BC or my e Canada. I kind of regret cancelling my order now. Lol

11. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Can confirm, shows sold out in Toronto as well. Will try in US store.

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apparently it's not sold out. They just priced it wrong. They took it down at 549 Canadian and it's now 649 Canadian. Lol I shouldn't have cancelled my order at 549

36. Shocky unregistered

it was sold out in the UK the other day, however that was due to a pricing error. Still in stock.

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Pixel C has Tegra X1...not K1.

37. Shocky unregistered

You would think a site that specializes in mobile devices would get an important piece of information like this correct.

12. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Android tablets are just gone now, beyond redemption. Infact all tablets are waste now

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

More like all ARM tablets IMO...I don't see this: bit.ly/1AWZ58u this: bit.ly/1Hruf8o nor this: bit.ly/1Mx44Qj as a waste.

14. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Judging by Geekbench and Gfxbench results that quad core Tegra X1 seems way behind than Apple A9X.

16. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's due to a57 core's performance. X1 is built on 20nm process which is not efficient, to control voltage leakage at high frequencies. CPU aside...X1 is every bit as good or better compared to A9x, If/when nvidia release X2 with denver cores, it'd make good comparison with A9X.

19. Shocky unregistered

That's nice, know any non Apple tablets using it? Nope, so don't really care.

23. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Again, geekbench is worthless tool to use for cross-platform measurement. Why is that known to everyone by now is beyond joke! If you like, I can provide you with some links to read through. Better yet, a dude named Linus opined that Geekbench is sh*t.

29. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Same dude also have an opinion about the NVIDIA as far as I know. I think you know that too. Also feel free to suggest some worthy cross-platform tools.

35. Shocky unregistered

It's useful for mobile SoC's but obviously for CPU's with advanced instruction sets it's meaningless.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, same old inferior and overpriced Surface wannabe. Simply install AMI DuOS (bit.ly/1M7ypqh) or dual boot Console OS (http://consoleos.com) on the equivalent priced Surface 3 and it'll do everything this toy has to offe and a whole lot more...

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Do they honestly run flawlessly or are windows fansboys just saying it does to prop up Windows tablets, like honestly. Is it just like picking up a Nexus tablet or you have to do some crazy workarounds and sideload stuff? I know it doesn't work nearly as well on bb10. Is this the same s**t or is it as simple as sign into the googleplaystore and download away?

31. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why don't you go look at video reviews on YouTube and see it for yourself instead of making ignoramus assumptions in denial? I haven't bothered with installing any android emulator on my Surface Pro 2. The Windows store is filled with more tablet-optimized apps, and Windows Store apps like Tablet PC Mouse make any flash or steam based games touch friendly with on-screen touch controls...haven't had any desire for Android apps on my Surface Pro 2.

21. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Going to go ahead and predict PA will rate it a 7

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