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Google Pixel C

Google Pixel C

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77 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The Pixel C, while an intriguing first effort at making a convertible, is simply tough to recommend. It's well built, but Google has made some surprising usability mistakes with the Pixel C, and Android just isn't cut out for productivity as much as Chrome OS or Windows yet.

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Pros
  • Premium build quality
  • Keyboard feels great
  • Noticeably fast for a tablet
Cons
  • Keyboard is another $149
  • Android still isn't built for desktop-like multitasking
  • Still not a wide variety of great Android tablet apps
77 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
 
70
Gizmodo
I can only recommend the Pixel C to someone who desperately wants one of the best-looking Android tablets out there and doesn’t mind its quirky magnet design. For almost every other person, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
 
90
CNET
The Google Pixel C is the best Android tablet money can buy.
 
80
The Verge
The performance issues, the lack of apps, and the lack of split-screen functionality show that, right now, Android isn’t really even trying to participate in that future. Simply put: the Pixel team has mostly delivered something really good, the Android team has not.
 
90
TechRadar
Google's done it – it's made the best Android tablet around. The Pixel C has it all: a fantastic display, heaps of power and a premium design. Plus, for those willing to splash the cash, the keyboard is a great accessory.
 
50
Wired
This lovely hardware shines floodlights on the Android issues Google hasn’t solved ... Google’s software has always been better than the hardware it ran on—that’s why the Nexus lineup exists. But the Pixel C is so much better than its software that it’s almost infuriating.
 
90
Time
The Pixel C is a well-built and attractive Android tablet aimed at productivity, but the combined cost of the tablet and the keyboard is high.
 
80
TrustedReviews
The best Android tablet yet, but it’s let down by a lack of software optimisation.
 
80
TechCrunch
The Pixel Chromebooks were meant to show what you can build when you don’t cut corners to keep the price down — the C is meant to showcase what that would look like for a high-end Android productivity tablet. It’s the Android Tablet for the CEO — assuming your CEO uses Android.
 
80
Yahoo
If you assess the Pixel C as an enhanced tablet instead of a hobbled laptop, you’ll be rewarded by one of the most successful mobile hardware designs ever dreamed up.
 
70
International Business Times
Google should either have stopped when it made the perfect iPad alternative, or carried on to make the perfect Microsoft Surface alternative. Instead, it stopped halfway between the two and made neither.