Pixel C is an Nvidia Tegra X1 Android 6.0 Tablet & Laptop with a 2560×1800 Display

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.
Pixel_C_Tegra_X1_LaptopGoogle 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…
Nvidia mentions that the Pixel C will be available for the holidays, starting at $499 for a 32GB version and $599 for a 64GB version, while the optional Bluetooth keyboard will cost $149. So it’s not quite affordable as Nvidia Shield Android TV box, one of the other rare products based on Tegra X1, but still much cheaper than the first Chromebook Pixel by Google. Pixel products are designed by Google themselves, and are mainly technology showcases, than products the company intends to sell in large quantities. You can find a new more pictures on Google’s Pixel product page.
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5 Replies to “Pixel C is an Nvidia Tegra X1 Android 6.0 Tablet & Laptop with a 2560×1800 Display”

  1. 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 apps/games (steam 🙂 might run on this tablet !)

  2. I was disappointed with this one. I will have to wait for Dragon/Smaug chromebook and see if that resembles a more decent laptop.

  3. @ade
    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.

  4. @ade
    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.

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