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# 181037 30-Sep-2015 09:49
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Pretty much out of the blue I think. Nobody thought there was a new Google tablet in the works that I have seen, but then comes the Pixel C competitor to the Surface pro and iPad pro.I think there will even be a 12" version in the works too.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/29/google-pixel-c-hands-on/




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  # 1397157 30-Sep-2015 10:48
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As with the iPad Pro - it runs a Mobile OS.

There are a ton of great apps for Android, iOS and I am sure this suits a lot of use cases - but comparing them to a Surface is utterly disingenuous.

The Surface is a full, well specced PC that runs full Windows. I can plug any USB device I want into it, it runs any windows app. I can use it as a tablet if I want to.

It's a beautiful tablet from the looks, but it is no Surface.

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  # 1397208 30-Sep-2015 11:04
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Agreed. 

I can use pretty much any modern windows software on my Surface Pro.

It is capable of serious numerical modelling, GIS, CAD, Photoshop.

The pixel c keyboard connects via Bluetooth i.e. you can't legally use it on a plane.

wasabi2k: As with the iPad Pro - it runs a Mobile OS.

There are a ton of great apps for Android, iOS and I am sure this suits a lot of use cases - but comparing them to a Surface is utterly disingenuous.

The Surface is a full, well specced PC that runs full Windows. I can plug any USB device I want into it, it runs any windows app. I can use it as a tablet if I want to.

It's a beautiful tablet from the looks, but it is no Surface.




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  # 1397218 30-Sep-2015 11:12
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True, they should really leave the Surface out of the comparisons. I think it is pretty cool that the Surface has gone from that weird Microsoft thing to a class leading computing device though. The Surface is what others have to catch up to.
I also didn't see any special stylus integration, so is it really even a competitor to the iPad pro like they are suggesting?
Still, it looks great and it is pure Google despite not carrying the Nexus name.




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  # 1397302 30-Sep-2015 12:52
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I think there is more to come on this, maybe the focus for today was their phones. I remember reading something about 6.0 having native support for bluetooth pens which surely would go hand in hand with this

You would think that to any Google based surface competitor would be ChromeOS centric which this isn't, that said if if you could somehow use chrome extensions and standalone apps you could be relatively productive on the Pixel-C



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  # 1397756 1-Oct-2015 08:11
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It is all a bit odd, apparently this was originally going to be chromeOS based, and launched as a pixel tablet which makes sense. Pixel is Googles high end chrome OS line. Now they have muddied the waters and made it Android based, but it is still bearing the pixel name instead of Nexus.




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  # 1397773 1-Oct-2015 09:06
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I did.




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  # 1397993 1-Oct-2015 13:50
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It's not great for the price.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1398889 2-Oct-2015 16:30
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Reviews seem to be pretty negative about it too.




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  # 1444449 9-Dec-2015 12:35
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This is now available on Google nz store starting from $799.




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