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Say hello to the Google Pixel X

Introduced earlier this year in September, the Google Pixel C is will be available on December 8.

It's priced at $500 for the 32GB model and $600 for the 64GB version, while accompanying keyboard will go for $149.

UK and Australian prices were not announced, but the US starting price converts to £330 or AU$715. The keyboard price converts to about £100 or AU$215.

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Polished aluminum build

The back of the tablet is made out of sleek anodized aluminum. It measures a 9.53 by 7.05 by 0.28 inches
(242 by 179 by 7mm) and it weighs 18.24 ounces (517g).

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Both a tablet and a laptop

The "C," which stands for "convertible" in the Pixel C, is a nod to the device's two-in-one design. On its own it's a tablet, but with a keyboard, it turns into a laptop on the go.

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Pure Google

Similar to the Pixel laptops, the device is built solely by Google, with no third-party partners (unlike the Nexus line). Here you can see Google's branded color strip that runs along the device.

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Better together

The tablet attaches to a Bluetooth keyboard case via magnets.

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Thin keyboard for portability

The keyboard includes its own battery, which can charge the tablet when the two are connected. It measures just 1.4mm thin and weighs 14.07 ounces (399g).

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A big, bright display

The Pixel C's LCD display measures 10.2 inches with a 2,560x1,800-pixel resolution. It has a 308ppi pixel density and 500 nits of brightness.

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Powerful, speedy innards

Powering the device is an Nvidia Tegra X1 quad-core 64-bit processor and an Nvidia Maxwell GPU, as well as 3GB of RAM.

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Jumping on the trend

The tablet sports a USB Type-C port in lieu of a Micro-USB, an increasingly popular feature in mobile devices.

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Audio speakers on the side

Running along its side edges are the tablet's stereo speakers.

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A bite out of Marshmallow

The device runs Google's latest mobile operating system, 6.0 Marshmallow, which features Now on Tap and more control over app permissions.

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A battery that lasts

With its 34.2WHr battery, Google promises a usage time of up to 10 hours.

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Camera needs and memory

Additional features include two memory capacity (32 or 64GB), and Wi-Fi connectivity. On the rear is an 8-megapixel shooter, while the front houses a 2-megapixel camera.

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Our favorite Android tablet

Sleek, powerful and running the latest from Google, the Pixel C tablet is the best Android tablet to date. For more on the device, be sure to check out our full review.

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