The Google Pixel C is one of those devices that are actually built by the company itself, which is a nice change of pace considering that said firm is have products built FOR them. This follows the trend found on the Google Chromebook Pixel. The company, known for its search engine, claims to have designed the Pixel C to be the “ultimate Android tablet” which is suitable for work and play.
The Google Pixel C Claims to be the Ultimate Android Tablet
Right Out of the Box, the Google Pixel C does look like a step above other tablets such as the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 (which is also the company’s other tablet). The Pixel C has a minimalist-looking metal frame that has a light line along the part of its back, which is surprisingly its only design feature.
The tablet weighs 571-grams which means it is fairly comfortable to hold without wearing down your wrist quickly. It is also storage-friendly but its front edges could use a bit more blunting since they are a bit sharper than tablet standards.
There is an anodized aluminum material which is used to build the chassis of the Pixel C tablet. This makes the device has a nice premium feel to it, which lets users feel suitably assured that it can survive a long list of wear and tear scenarios.
The Pixel C comes with a 10.2-inch display which also make it one of the more portable compact options in the market (redundancy intended). The iPad Pro featured a more giant 12.9-inch screen, while Microsoft’s Surface Pro has a 12.3-inch one. For people who are looking for a larger tablet, the Pixel C might not be their main choice. Then again, it is designed to be more travel-friendly.
Screen quality provides a positive first impression as it has 2,560 x 1,800 resolution with an impressive pixel density of 308ppi. This will ensure that the icons and text on the screen are very sharp and will never be too difficult to read, despite the compact nature of the tablet.
Google also made the tablet to take advantage of the Marshmallow operating system’s improve Now voice command features. This is because the tablet has four far-field microphones in it.
On paper, the Pixel C is a powerhouse of an Android tablet. The key selling point here is its quad-core Nvidia X1 processor, which is then paired to a Maxwell GPU and 3GB of DDR4 memory. Shifting between menu screens provided no lags and stuttering and apps open within mere milliseconds.
As far as first impressions go, the Google Pixel C is a very impressive Android tablet. Benchmark tests proved that it is more powerful than many of its competitors. While battery life may be average, there are other areas that proves that the Pixel C is a clear winner in multiple aspects.