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Pixel C deep-dive review: A terrific tablet that tries to be more

JR Raphael | Dec. 9, 2015
Google's new device sets a new bar for high-end Android tablets -- but as a convertible, it's a bit of a mixed bag.

But I'd think carefully before shelling out for the full keyboard package. I wouldn't flat-out advise against it; I'd just say it's important to consider your expectations and whether the cost will be justified by the device.

At a Glance

Pixel C

Google

Price: $499 (32GB), $599 (64GB); $149 for keyboard attachment

Pros: Premium materials; sturdy yet elegant design; relatively thin; distinctive light bar that shows battery level on demand; gorgeous display with aspect ratio geared toward Web and app use; reversible and fast-charging USB-C port; superb stamina; excellent software with timely and ongoing OS and security updates; cleverly designed optional keyboard attachment with high-quality keys and commendable resistance

Cons: Somewhat heavy; aspect ratio not ideal for video-watching; no SD card; no HDMI-out capability; no wireless charging; optional keyboard attachment lacks trackpad and can be awkward to use; small screen size not ideal for extended productivity; expensive, especially with full keyboard package

 

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