Google Declares Pixel C Android Pill With Magnetic Keyboard Add-on
Google has introduced it’s engaged on a ten.2 inch pill referred to as the Pixel C at its Nexus occasion in SF immediately. The slate was revealed by product administration exec Andrew Bowers, who talked up each the “play and productiveness” sides of the forthcoming addition to Google’s Pixel product line-up.
In contrast to prior Pixels in its product portfolio, this slate runs Android 6.zero not Google’s Chrome OS. It’s additionally, nicely, a pill not a laptop computer (like earlier Pixels) — though its flagship function is a removable keyboard accent — that attaches by way of magnets — for a full Qwerty typing expertise too.
Tablets “typically pressure you again to a laptop computer if you need to write a doc or reply to an extended e-mail”, stated Bowers, explaining Google’s considering with the Pixel C’s snap-on keyboard design. “And whereas there are many keyboard equipment they’re typically simply that; they’re equipment. They’ve cramped keyboards, require you to make use of them on a desk, or get in the best way if you don’t need to sort.”
The unique Chromebook Pixel was launched again in February 2013 — with Google pairing its personal-model excessive finish laptop computer hardware with Chrome OS in a bid to drive curiosity in its cloud-based mostly working system. There was a reasonably excessive-finish worth-tag too, though two years on the laptop computer was nonetheless as shiny however with a barely squeezed worth.
The Pixel C is not any much less premium within the seems division, with an all-metallic enclosure. Certainly, it has an identical look to Microsoft’s Floor pill which additionally comes with a keyboard cowl accent, though the Floor keyboard is rather less excessive finish within the appears division.
On the specs entrance, the Pixel C’s excessive res show packs in 308ppi — so it’s aiming for the sort of pixel-free viewing Apple touts with its Retina shows. Underneath the hood there’s an NVIDIA X1 quad-core processor and a “desktop class” Maxwell GPU, and 3GB of RAM. “Video games actually shine,” added Bowers.
He stated the Pixel C might be launched in time for the vacations, with a worth-tag of $499 for the pill and $149 for the keyboard.