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Google Unveils The Pixel C Convertible Tablet

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Google unveiled the latest addition to its Pixel line of smaller, more portable computing devices during the company's press event Tuesday: the Pixel C.

That "C" in "Pixel C" stands for "convertible," and this tablet does just that. The Pixel C is a tablet that seems to seamlessly hook up to a keyboard for easier typing while still mantaining its touchscreen capabilities. Simply slide the Pixel C's Bluetooth-enabled keyboard into place with the help of the device's self-aligning magnets, lift up the screen, and you've just transformed your tablet into something of a little laptop. 

When you're not using the keyboard, it can fit securely on the back of the tablet. The Pixel C will also inductively charge the keyboard when the tablet is closed. You can get more than two months of daily active usage out of the keyboard without having to recharge it, too.

The Pixel C will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the software updating every six weeks. This device itself is made of anodized aluminum and has a 10.2-inch screen that works in both portrait and landscape orientations. The Pixel C also comes with 2,560x1,800-pixel resolution (308 ppi), is extra bright with 500 nits brightness and an sRGB color gamut. There are also stereo speakers on either side of the Pixel C and four microphones. The whole thing charges with a USB Type-C.

The Pixel C should be available "in time for the holidays," Google's Andrew Bowers said during the press event. The tablet will start at $499, and the keyboard will retail for $149.

"Expect to hear more about the Pixel C in the coming months," Bowers said at the event.

This article has been updated to reflect the correct price of the Pixel C keyboard. Tech Times regrets the error.

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