Google has lifted the curtain on a new convertible 10-inch tablet designed for use at work. The Pixel C has a magnetically connected, removable keyboard, much like a Surface Pro.
It will be priced in line with more expensive tablets like the Surface Pro and iPad Pro – starting at $499 for 32 GB and will cost $599 for a 64 GB model.
Like the Surface and the iPad Pro, the keyboard is an extra purchase. It will run you an additional $149. The Bluetooth keyboard is charged by the tablet, so you won’t have to charge it separately. Unlike a Surface, there’s no physical connector between the keyboard and the tablet.
The Pixel C is the first Android tablet completely built by Google. Previous tablets have been manufactured in partnership with other companies. Unlike Chromebooks, which run the Chrome OS, this device will run Android.
The device features a Nvidi Tegra 1X processor, and 3GB of RAM. It also features a USB-C connection, just like recent Mac Books.
Like the iPad Pro, you won’t be able to run full desktop versions of apps. The Surface Pro is a full Windows computer as well as a tablet, which could give it an advantage in the working world.
The Pixel C will go on sale just in time for Christmas shopping.