Google unveiled its latest tablet built with the Tegra X1 SoC: the Pixel C. Unlike previous tablets made by Google, which were co-developed and manufactured by other companies such as Asus and Samsung, the Pixel C will be the first tablet designed and built exclusively by Google in house.
In the heart of the Pixel C is Nvidia's Tegra X1, a powerful SoC currently used inside of the Shield Android TV. The SoC has eight 64-bit ARM CPU cores in a big.LITTLE configuration, with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. For the GPU side of the chip, Nvidia packed in 256 CUDA cores based on the Maxwell architecture, and the entire SoC is built on a 20 nm TSMC process.
It is fortunate that the Tegra X1 contains such a relatively powerful GPU, because the Pixel C will need it. The tablet's 10.2-inch display features a high 2560 x 1800 (308 PPI) resolution. The tablet is also one of the earliest devices of its kind to feature a USB Type-C port. On the software side it's running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
|The Pixel C|
|Storage Capacity||32 GB||64 GB|
|SoC||Nvidia Tegra X1||Nvidia Tegra X1|
|CPU||4 x Cortex-A57 + 4 x Cortex-A53||4 x Cortex-A57 + 4 x Cortex-A53|
|GPU||256 Nvidia Maxwell CUDA Cores||256 Nvidia Maxwell CUDA Cores|
|Display||10.2-inch 2560 x 1800 (308 PPI)||10.2-inch 2560 x 1800 (308 PPI)|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
The tablet will be available in two different capacities: a 32 GB version for $499 and a 64 GB version for $599. An optional attachable keyboard will be available for an additional $149. The Pixel C is expected to be out in time for the holiday season this year.