The Pixel C is now available to purchase from the Google Store. The tablet was announced in a September event with the latest Nexus devices and just meets the “in time for the holidays” deadline given at that point.
It features an octo-core NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor that uses a big.LITTLE configuration, where four cores meant for average tasks, while the other four are called in when more performance is needed. It’s paired with 3GB or RAM and 32 or 64GB of memory.
The 2560 x 1800 pixel 10.2-inch screen results in a 308 PPI display and has a unique 1: √2 aspect ratio for likely a future dual-screen mode. It features stereo speakers on the sides of the device and four microphones for super accurate “Ok Google” detection.
Rounding out the last of the specs is an 8MP rear facing camera with a 2MP front one. It charges over a USB Type-C cable that gets 10 hours of battery life on a full charge. The anodized aluminum body likely contributes to the device’s weight of 1.1 pounds. Pairing with the attachable keyboard brings the combo closer to 1.5 pounds.
The 32GB model starts at $499 and the 64GB at $599 with the magnetic keyboard costing $149. Also available is a folio keyboard in a leather material for the same price. The device is exclusive to the Google Store for at least the initial period and unsurprisingly so as that was the same case with the Chromebook Pixel.