Google has got quite a history when it comes to producing high-end tablets, with the likes of the Nexus 7 slate being one of the most successful of the bunch. But now it’s taken another step up on mobile computing ladder by unveiling another tablet this week.
The Google Pixel C was announced in the US earlier on this month, and now it’s crossed the pond and is targeting the UK market. But will it prove to be a success over the festive period?
Whilst the tablet market is currently dominated by the likes of the iPad, with its Mini, Air and Pro versions all on offer, Google will be looking to break into the top end of the market with the Pixel C.
Boasting a 10.2” display, it’s more than big enough to make it a suitable media viewing tool, and with a 2560x1800 resolution it’s super sharp as well. Behind this we find an NVIDIA X1 chipset, which provides plenty of power when it comes to using the device as well.
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Storage options come in two sizes, with 32GB or 64GB of internal memory up for grabs, obviously at varying price tags. However, RAM stays the same in both models, with 3GB of DDR4 available for all Pixel C customers.
An 8 megapixel camera makes its way onto the back side of the tablet, whilst a front facing 2 megapixel lens works better for selfies.
Also, as it’s a Google device, you’ll be finding the brand new Marshmallow OS installed for good measure, along with all of the new features and design changes it brings from Lollipop.
Google is already stocking the Pixel C tablet here in the UK, meaning you can part with your cash now if you fancy picking it up. However, the tablet isn’t exactly the cheapest deal you’ll be getting ahead of Christmas.
The 32GB version of the Pixel C costs a bank account denting £399 if you buy it direct from Google, and this grows to £479 if you decide on the larger 64GB version.
On top of this, if you’d like a physical keyboard to play with that links direct to the tablet, you’ll need to cough up another £119.
Google is promising that all Pixel C purchases will be shipped within two days, so you needn’t worry about waiting an age for it when you do make an order. However, we can’t guarantee stock will hang around, so if you’re desperate we’d suggest that you buy the Google Pixel C sooner rather than later.
Written by Luke Hatfield