At Google I/O 2023, the search giant officially launched its first tablet and an addition to the Pixel stable — the Pixel Tablet, powered by the same Tensor G2 chip that’s inside the Pixel 7 (including the 7a) lineup as well as the Pixel Fold. The 11-inch slate also comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage.
One of the biggest ways the Pixel Tablet stands apart is by doubling as a Google Home device thanks to its charging speaker dock. The charging speaker dock costs $129 but will be included with the Pixel Tablet, which comes in at $499. The tablet is available for pre-order starting May 10 and will start shipping in June.
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Google’s first jab at the tablet form factor
The Pixel Tablet is on par with everything that Google is pushing out this year. There’s an 11-inch (or 10.95-inch if you’re a stickler for numbers) 2560 x 1600 resolution display featuring an LCD panel. However, given the tablet is supposed to have its display on most of the time, that might just be the better choice over OLED.
As for the specs, as mentioned before the Pixel Tablet is powered by the Tensor G2 chip paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 memory and 128 or 256GB of UFS3.1 storage. There are two cameras on the device, both identical 8MP ones on the front and the back.
There’s a 27Wh battery which Google claims will provide up to 12 hours of content streaming time, but how it fares in the real world remains to be seen. That said, with the included speaker charging dock and the tablet’s intended use case of being within the use, 27Wh should be plenty. Finally, for connectivity, the tablet gets WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 along with UWB support.
And that’s all there is to the Pixel Tablet. It’s a simple big-screen device that’s starting at $499, including the charging speaker dock and is available for pre-order starting May 10 with shipping starting in June.
|Processor||Google Tensor G2 SoC|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR5 Memory|
|Storage||128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage|
1080 x 2092 resolution
1550 nits max brightness
|Cameras||8MP front and back cameras|
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