First Look: Google’s Pixel C tablet is sexy but won’t replace your laptop

Google’s Pixel C tablet

Pixel C is the first all-Google Android tablet. It has a 10.2-inch screen and is designed to be used with a companion keyboard that also doubles as a protective cover. The tablet isn’t quite a total replacement for your laptop but it could qualify as the sexiest Android tablet on the market.

Not to be confused with an earlier Pixel model, which is a fully decked out Chromebook laptop that costs twice as much, the Pixel C weighs 1.1 pounds (twice that with the keyboard attached) and comes in an all-aluminum case that is 7 mm thick.

It runs the 6.0 Marshmallow version of Android, at least until the next update. The 64-bit CPU is an eight-core Nvidia Tegra X1 with a 256 core Maxwell GPU built-in. This is the same graphics power that Nvidia supplies on its GeoForce desktop GPUs. Nvidia claims that this chip can display 4k video at 60 frames per second, which if you could find an Android game with these specs, could be very impressive. Pixel C comes with 3GB of RAM.

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