At its I/O annual developer conference today, Google took a short break from uttering the word "AI" all the time to unveil some new hardware. And just as we expected, the Pixel Tablet is now fully official. First teased last year, it's definitely been a long time coming.
The Pixel Tablet has a 10.95-inch 2560x1600 LCD screen with 500 nits of typical brightness, "anti-smudge coating", and support for USI 2.0 styluses. It's powered by Google's Tensor G2 chipset, and features the Titan M2 security coprocessor. You get 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The tablet features a pair of seemingly identical 8 MP fixed focus cameras, one on the front, one on the back. There's a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button, and a "27-watt-hour" battery which should last for "up to 12 hours of video streaming". Naturally, the Pixel Tablet runs Android 13, and it will get five years of updates. It has four speakers and three mics and will be available in Porcelain, Hazel, and Rose.
In the box, you'll find the tablet and a charging speaker dock, as well as a power brick for the dock. This has a magnetic docking interface with pogo pins, and 15W maximum charging rate. There's one 43.5mm full-range speaker inside.
The idea here is that when you aren't actively using the tablet, it can become a smart display - or a smart speaker with a display attached to it. Something like that. You can also Cast to it, so you can watch things in the kitchen, for example, without having to hold the tablet yourself.
The Pixel Tablet is priced at $499 in the US, £599 in the UK, and €679 in Germany. It is already up for pre-order from the Google Store in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Japan, and Australia, and will become available on June 20. Google is also selling a Pixel Tablet Case (pictured above) for $79 (£89, €99).
Because they can... ;) Really, the only reason is most probably IMO because they do think that EU customer value their product higher then usual US customer and so they can sell the product with better profit... I would not search for other reasons h...
Pixel Tablet is $500 with a $130 dock, without the dock, the tablet is ~$370, if you look at it that way it just becomes a trade-off between screen quality and performance. (I do have to admit a 60hz lcd screen isn't great at $500, but apple d...