Google has already announced their latest Nexus 5X & 6P smartphones, as well as ChromeCast 2.0 & Audio, but the most exciting product announcement might be the Pixel C tablet boasting an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor with 3GB RAM, 32 to 64GB storage, and a 10.2″ touchscreen display with a cool 2560×1800 resolution. The tablet can easily be converted into a laptop thanks to an optional magnetically attached Bluetooth keyboard.
Google Pixel C preliminary specifications:
- SoC – NVIDIA Tegra X1 octa-core processor with 4x Cortex A57 cores, 4x Cortex A53 cores, and a 256-core Maxwell GPU
- System Memory – 3GB LPDDR3
- Storage – 32 or 64 GB internal storage
- Display – 10.2″ capacitive touchscreen with 2560×1800 resolution; 500 nit brightness
- Audio – Stereo speakers, four microphones
- Camera – Rear and front-facing cameras
- USB – USB Type C connector
- Battery – Yes…
- Dimensions & weight – No idea…
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Only internal storage, no microSD card slot? Surely in a tablet space is not the issue…
Rumors are speaking about a newer nvidia shield tablet using the X1 (same form-factor as the current one) My current (K1) shield tablet is great as Ubuntu runs flawlessly on it using Multirom (http://forum.xda-developers.com/shield-tablet/development/multirom-v30-unofficial-port-t3025355 ), all with proper opengl/cuda/opencl/wifi hardware support, and much cheaper than this Pixel product and than nexus 9 ! (BTW, speaking about Nexus 9, it seems that the K1/Denver variant is using code morphing http://www.extremetech.com/computing/174023-tegra-k1-64-bit-denver-core-analysis-are-nvidias-x86-efforts-hidden-within and therefore could emulate any CPU, not only ARM64 => it probably won’t happen, but it would be so nice if nvidia could release an x86 microcode for K1/Denver so that… Read more »
I was disappointed with this one. I will have to wait for Dragon/Smaug chromebook and see if that resembles a more decent laptop.
That’s was the original intent IIRC, but Nvidia was not able to acquire x86_64 license from Intel. Other then that, Denver cores are coming back after Tegra X1 on 16nm FinFET. That was announced the day X1 was released. Kinda tick-tock schedule like Intel does.
I thought I’d read that the next X1-based Shield is going to be a second ‘Portable’ (controller + screen).
And it’s good to hear that Ubuntu runs well on the Shield Tablet. I’ve seen the XDA-developers page but hadn’t tried it yet. Now that I (temporarily) have a second Shield tablet thanks to the battery recall program, I might give it a go.