Checking Out the Google Pixel C Tablet
There are some products that get referred to by a brand name, even when another brand has produced the product. Think of the word “Kleenex” used for facial tissues, or “Band-Aid” used for adhesive strips, regardless of the manufacturer. It seemed for a time that “iPad” was going to take a similar position with reference to mobile tablets—but that was before Google came out with their Pixel C tablets!
Android phone users have previously been frustrated by the dearth of great tablet options that were compatible with their phones—but that, too, was before the release of the Pixel C. Now there’s a fabulous tablet that operates on an Android platform and is fully compatible with the Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Specs of the Pixel C Tablet
The Pixel C is a full-sized tablet, meaning it’s compact and sleek (just 7mm thick), but significantly larger than the phone with which you might pair it. The screen is high-resolution, and one of the brightest displays on the market. The ten-inch screen features a brightness of 500 nits and a resolution of more than three hundred pixels per inch. The entire unit weighs less than one pound.
The power behind the tablet is a quad-core NVIDIA processor, powerful enough to break records even in graphic-intensive games and video playback. The tablet comes with 3GB of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage, and comes loaded with Android M (“Marshmallow”) operating system.
Because the Pixel C was produced entirely by Google, you can also count on getting first access to every new Google release. That includes all the most recent updates, like the upcoming Android N operating system. You will always be up-to-the-minute updated on your operating system and features.
Additional features include Bluetooth connectivity, extended battery life (averaging thirteen hours even while gaming or movie watching), and resolution of 8MP on the rear webcam.
Pixel C Accessories
Some of the fun (and functionality) of a tablet comes with the available accessories. If you want to add features and functions to your tablet, here are some of the great accessories to consider.
- Google’s Pixel C Keyboard. The tablet docks directly into the keyboard, turning it into a functional mini-laptop. You can adjust the viewing angle during use, and when you’re done the keyboard fits to the tablet in the form of a protective case. The keyboard connects wirelessly and charges wirelessly.
- Skinomi TechSkin Screen Protector. A screen protector is a must on any new tablet or phone, and Skinomi makes the best option for the Pixel C. You can also get the full body skin to add a touch of class along with extra protection.
- Navitech Active Stylus. This fine point digital “pen” is the perfect complement to the stunning touch screen on the Pixel C. Gone are the days of thick and clumsy stylus designs; with the Navitech you can adjust the nib to fine-tune your results for writing or drawing.