Google has a record of failed attempts at making toilets. Some of those efforts include gadgets like Pixel Slate and Pixel C. Google has always focused on features like attachable keyboards. These features will enable multitasking, various operating systems, and so on.
However, the Pixel Tablet is an innovation that has put a different approach to use. Priced at $499, this gadget is more than just a gadget that can be used for playing games, browsing the web, or watching media.
The Google Pixel tablet does not come with built-in cellular connectivity. It also cannot be connected to the desktop monitor. It does not even have a stylus, keyboard, or a folio case.
So what is unique about this tablet?
The Google Pixel tablet has a speaker where one can store it and charge it when it is not in hand. Alongside normal tasks like playing games and watching movies, this tablet can transform into a smart display to listen to music or control the smart home.
Let us have a look at the appearance of the tablet. It has an 11-inch screen that is surrounded by a bezel of half-inch width on all sides. The back of the tablet has a matte finish coated over the aluminum body. It is available in three colors- dark green, soft pink, and off-white. The sides are rounded and have a soft-touch finish, making it extremely comfortable to hold.
The LCD display of the tablet has a resolution of 2560X1600. It has wide viewing angles. The colors displayed on the screen are punchy. The fact that there are no air gaps between the panel and the glass, allows excellent visibility. Nevertheless, the brightness or contrast of the device cannot be compared to Apple’s Mini LED screens or Samsung’s OLED tablets. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio, making it a little unsuitable for reading.
The device comes with two speakers, two on each side. This allows excellent stereo separation and clear audio. However, the device does not have a headphone jack. The 8-megapixel camera isn’t one of the finest features in this tablet. However, you can use it for good-quality pictures during video calls. The Google Pixel tablet has a Tensor G2 processor, and it has a base configuration of 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage.
The device can mount to the dock with the help of magnets. You can also get an additional rubberized case for $79.99, with a metal loop on the back that can act as a kickstand. When placed on a dock, the Google Pixel tablet looks like the Nest Hub Max of Google, and it can perform similar functions. The device can pick up “Hey Google” commands from across the room. It also answers queries like weather, general facts, scores of sports, and so on.
However, while Pixel phones have numerous features such as flip-to-do-not-disturb and call screening, the Pixel tablets are not very proficient. The tablet only supports a split-screen view, but there aren’t many windowing or multitasking options. The tablet is loaded with almost all the apps of Google such as Gmail, Maps, Files, Photos, Gmail, Google Home, and so on.
The Google Pixel tablet is available for $500, which feels a little expensive for its features, while other devices provide the same facilities for a much lesser amount. However, it can still be a worthwhile possession.