Pixel C

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by rhinosrcool, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    $650 32gb keyboard & tablet

    = €800-850 here.
     
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    If I wanted an Android tablet, I'd almost certainly get this.
     
  4. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not cheap, but you can use a mouse. With my Note tabs, I use one often. If the iPad Pro had this (not just a hack), I would consider it.
     
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    interesting, I'm looking to sell my Surface 3 (my usage has outgrown it, unfortunately), and will be either looking to the iPad Pro or Surface Pro 4 (both are equally pleasing, and I have no idea if I'll be able to handle the big iPad or not).
     
  6. mclld macrumors 68000

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    Too much for an android tablet, a used Surface Pro 3 would be a much better option
     
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    Pretty nice. I'm disappointed that Google's keyboard cover doesn't include a trackpad even though Android supports pointing devices. I suppose this is a GOOD thing since I just bought an Air 2 (after being disappointed by what the iPad Pro is) and the Pixel C doesn't meet my requirements so I don't have buyer's remorse. :)
     
  8. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What is the point of this device? Did they have anyone on stage demonstrating software for it?
     
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    starting at 1:05:00
     
  10. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Trackpads are crappy even the Macbook ones. Google should license the trackpoint nub from Lenovo otherwise one can use a bluetooth or USB mouse on the Pixel C which is better than iPad's no mouse support. Almost upgraded from iPad 2 to iPad Air 2 on impulse but glad I tried it out in store since it lags for some sites like The Verge along with lack of background multitasking for admin work like SSH/telnet/RDP/etc., the design defects with screen distortion holding the back, speaker vibration, worse productivity apps selection, etc. Android is closest to Windows 8.1/10 for productivity so it boils down to deciding on a Surface Pro 4 or a less expensive Pixel C which is close enough.
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    Not many share your opinion.
     
  12. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Not really interested in an Android tablet right now, but I thought this looked great. I hope Apple replaces lightning with USB C on the next iPhone/iPad.
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I don't mind Trackpads at all. The good ones. But I would love if other manufacturers implement the trackpoint numb. It's just so smooth.
     
  14. sracer macrumors 603

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    I've spent way too many years on a Trackpoint-equipped ThinkPad and it became my pointing device of choice. Motorola sells a bluetooth keyboard with an integrated trackpoint that I frequently use with my Android and Windows tablets.

    As popular as it is among the Enterprise computing set, I think that the impression is that the average consumer would not want one.
     
  15. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    I actually think this was the real star of the show, not the Nexus phones.
     
  16. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would like to see this in person. It has potential. Usually, the 1st generation is pretty flawed. In time, it could be nice.

    Right now, the keyboard attachment looks solid but a 10" tablet doesn't leave much room for a large keyboard.
     
  17. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    It's a android tablet that has an optional keyboard. It's still a mobile tablet so not sure why people are treating it like anything else.

    Same goes for the Ipad "not so pro".
     
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    More nonsense Apple bashing from mi7chy; colour everyone surprised. The biggest question is given all the twisted missinformation you try to disseminate, why are you even on MacRumors ?
     
  19. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Yup. Lol at Mac trackpads being horrible. Pros and cons aside Mac trackpads are universally accepted as the standard.

    Or how Apple makes high profit selling low tier devices. Apple really doesn't even highlight benchmarks but they're iPhone6s is packing some serious power both cpu and gpu. New drive controller for fast storage, a9, new gpu is basically walking everything out right now. Single core scores are in the 2400-2500 range (I honestly don't care but the jump is what's impressive). It's basically being benchmarked along a surface pro 3 lol.

    I'm not really into 1st gen products but the iPad pro has to be pretty powerful with a a9x.

    MRU awaiting your pics lol
     
  20. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    $499 for the 32gb version is pretty steep. Yes, it does have good materials, but too high. Plus, you have to pay extra for the keyboard. Also, even though I like Android, it's still only a mobile os (limited functionality). For the price, you could get a Surface Pro 3 (at least, a used one).
     
  21. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Two different markets. The whole 'but this has a mobile OS' doesn't mean anything to most people. I have, and now quite often use, a SP3. I don't do anything in it that I wouldn't be able to do on a mobile OS.
     
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    I think it's cool but it's just more Android. I'd probably be a bit more interested if it ran ChomeOS then I could crouton it and have a tablet and a desktop OS
     
  23. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    There is PLENTY of Room for Anyone, like Google to Come in with a 9.7 inch (iPad Air Size tablet) At a Lower Price Point that can do More, and has more features than the iPad Pro.

    Look at the Cost Structure $800 base ipad pro + the Pencil Stylus $100 Thats $900 easily over $1,000 after Tax

    Anyone can come in with a Tablet priced at $599 which includes some type of Stylus

    IMO, this is even better and you can buy it today


    https://www.asus.com/us/Tablets/ASUS_ZenPad_S_80_Z580CA/ scroll to the bottom



    the Pen is only $30 and at $299 this is what most parents will get their Kids who want a iPad Pro its an option
     
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    What makes something "pro" device in 2015?
     

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