The Google Pixel C is one of the first tablets from Android that can be considered as an Android laptop. Although it was launched in September 2015, there were still a lot of developments to be made on the device, as a result of which it could not actually be well marketed.
Considering that this is the first device from Google based on Android that is just shy of being called a laptop, Google has done a commendable job. The device is indeed, much better than the Chromebook in many ways. It runs on Android marshmallow 6.0, which means that all you favorite Android apps can be run on a laptop like device and you do not have to depend on emulators and really small screens to run them.
Regardless of what came by with the marketing part of it, the device passed with flying colors in the Benchmark test. The GeekBench and GFXBench tests certified it as a power packed device. This is because it has a Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor, that is combined with a 3GB RAM to perform better. Although things would have been much better had Google packed it with 4GB RAM, the Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS on the Pixel C can manage memory usage better. The processor has eight cores – 4 Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores on ARMv8. The graphic processing unit is a Tegra X1.
As for the external design, the device is a slim one, with a screen size of 10.1 inches. The resolution of the screen is 2,560 x 1,800 pixels and it can provide 5 finger gesture support. Asides, the device comes with a USB Type-C port. The device will be priced at $499. The keyboard that comes with the device will not be free of course; it comes with a price tag of $149.
The device could go on sale starting tomorrow, that is December 8th.