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

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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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posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:09

1. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 665; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Order placed!

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:12

2. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 665; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Also,

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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:25

5. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 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.

posted on 11 Dec 2015, 09:26

40. Shocky (unregistered)


Where did you get this from?

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:20

3. Shocky (unregistered)


Order placed, been waiting for this.

64GB for me. :D

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:05

13. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 15:02

18. Shocky (unregistered)


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

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 06:11

38. Shocky (unregistered)


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

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 13:58

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.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:24

4. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:46 6

6. Martineverest (Posts: 492; Member since: 27 Oct 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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:47

7. Martineverest (Posts: 492; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 13:54

8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:03

11. jove39 (Posts: 1996; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 20:00

32. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 05:59

36. Shocky (unregistered)


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

Still in stock.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:01 8

9. jove39 (Posts: 1996; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Pixel C has Tegra X1...not K1.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 06:10 2

37. Shocky (unregistered)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:04 2

12. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 15:18

20. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:07

14. Guaire (Posts: 761; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:17

16. jove39 (Posts: 1996; Member since: 18 Oct 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 15:03 3

19. Shocky (unregistered)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 16:18

23. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 18:05

29. Guaire (Posts: 761; Member since: 15 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 04:41

35. Shocky (unregistered)


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

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 14:08

15. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 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...

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 16:15

22. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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?

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 19:26

31. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2015, 15:23 2

21. ThePython (Posts: 902; Member since: 08 May 2013)


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

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