Googles teams up with Nvidia for latest generation Pixel C tablet
The original Chromebook Pixel is an oddity in the market. Chromebooks are seen as cheap and replaceable, yet Google released the one-of-a-kind Pixel with powerful internals, an Aluminum chassis, and a high price of well over $1000 USD. Nonetheless, the search giant has finally announced a new tablet that will also sport the Pixel name.
The new Pixel C was off the radar prior to its official reveal due to the plethora of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P leaks that flooded tech headlines. This 10.2-inch tablet will notably sport Nvidia's new Tegra X1 SoC, which is so far only available in the recently released Shield TV. According to our own benchmarks, the Tegra X1 rivals and sometimes outpaces the Apple A9X in the latest iPhone 6s refresh. The last Google tablet to sport a Tegra processor was the Nexus 9 and original Nexus 7 with the Tegra K1 and Tegra 3, respectively.
It's also worth noting that the Pixel C will run Android 6.0 instead of Chrome OS as with the original Pixel. As such, this Aluminum-clad tablet can also be considered a successor to the well-received 8-inch Shield Tablet.
The official specifications list is limited for now:
- 10.2-inch display (500 nits brightness)
- 2560 x 1800 pixel resolution
- Tegra X1 SoC
- USB Type-C
- 32 GB/64 GB eMMC
- Android 6.0
The Pixel C will be available before the end of the year starting at $499 and $599 for the 32 GB and 64 GB version, respectively. An optional magnetic keyboard will also be available for just under $150. No word yet on any potential LTE models.