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Google launches Pixel C tablet to counter new iPad, Surface

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Internet search giant Google on Tuesday launched a new tablet named Pixel C priced at $499 to compete with products like the Apple iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface.

The 10.2-inch tablet, which comes with a magnetic keyboard, will run on the latest Android operating system Marshmallow. The new C will have a screen resolution of 2650 x 1800 pixels and a pixel density of 380 ppi (pixels per inch). It will support 500 nits of brightness.

In terms of processing power, the C will run a Nvidia X1 quad-core processor along with a 3 GB RAM unit. “We wanted to design a product that would give a great experience of touch and type and hence we designed the Pixel C,” said a Google spokesperson.

The magnetic keyboard, which will be available as an accesory for $149, connects to the tablet via Bluetooth. Google said that the keyboard can go without charge for two months. Interestingly, the keyboard which works as a front cover for the tablet charges from its battery.

Earlier, Apple had launched a 13-inch tablet with a keyboard and a stylus to compete with other existing tablets in the market especially the Microsoft Surface which claims to give laptop-like productivity on the go.

(IANS)