Google's Pixel C Will Have Impressive Performance

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Google's latest tablet could be a powerful force to be reckoned with, even if it is a bit pricey. The Google Pixel C is a 10.2-inch 2-in-1 tablet hybrid with a Tegra X1 Processor, 3GB Ram, USB-Type C and a 2560x1800 resolution. You can also get an optional bluetooth keyboard cover to go with it.

    The Pixel C's latest benchmarks show it is no slouch in multi-core horsepower, hitting 1395 on single-core performance and 4345 on multi-core. The tablet costs $499 and the optional keyboard cover is $149, which is definitely on the high-end. Of course, you are getting big bang for your buck, so it might be worth it for those needing this level of productivity in a 10-inch tab.

    From the look of this device, it appears Google wants it to compete agains the Apple iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro. When compared to those devices, the price becomes much more attractive, but we aren't sure it will accomplish either of what these iconic devices will do. What do you folks think?

    Source: google Pixel C - Geekbench Browser
     
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    Looks nice!
     
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    If only I could use Windows programs on it.
     
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    Although the specs are awesome, I'm just not a tablet person. I rather stick with a 13" Mac Air for $250. more...
     
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    exactly, I'd be all over this if it could.
     
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    I think it looks like a great device for the price, but I've already got an 11+ inch tablet and keyboard and a 7+ inch table that run android.

    As a couple have already mentioned here, if I can't run Windows programs on it, this doesn't really offer me anything more than what I have. Will it do the things I can already do faster? Sure. Probably. But what I need is something I can at least use to run the software I use to create and manage webpages for a couple organizations. That software runs on Windows.

    I'm seriously considering replacing my laptop with a 2-in-1 or tablet hybrid eventually, but without Windows, this device doesn't make my preliminary short list, which is a shame, because I really do like the look and idea of it.
     
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    Android has notepad. :) Using Dreamweaver/FP to build a webpage is cheating. :p
     
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    Oh, what I use is even worse than Dreamweaver buddy. There's not a line of code in the sites I've made lately. I know html and visit w3schools often, but to accomplish what was requested of me strictly coding, it would've taken FOREVER.

    I'm still working on my coding skills, but I love css and wanted to implement it in the sites I built. Just haven't had time to learn what I needed to know to make them look professional soon enough. Both of the major ones I did were complete rebuilds of totally out-dated and ugly sites that needed a makeover ASAP and one contains 50+ years of shows for my theater group with galleries of pictures. I actually had to make the gallery pages their own separate files in the software because it started bogging down well before I was even a fraction of the way done.

    These sites could be a lot better, but cheating got me a quality-looking start on them.
     
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    Worse than DW? Oh that can't be good. I'm rebuilding a site for a company that the last guy used DW exclusively. I'm going converting it to drupal so they can do future updates. It will end my contract with them but I think they are looking for an end-all solution that someone in their office can maintain the site.
     
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    I'm the guy maintaining the one for work.

    But, yeah. I'm using a drag and drop program called Xara. It makes a mess of the code, but the end result looks pretty nice. Not the best sites in the world, but miles better than what we had.

    I want to be able to code from scratch, but there's still plenty for me to learn. The only html related course I took was a web server class that only had a section of it along with mail server, word press, and other stuff. The project for that class was to create a basic site with an SQL database that users could query. I feel like I did a good job & got a good grade, but it wasn't the most visually appealing thing in the world. Haha

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
     
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    I took this class in 2000, CIW | Web Design Specialist It helped jump start where I'm at now. I don't do a lot of customized JavaScript since there are so many free ones on the web. I just grab one that does what I need and use it.

    So to sum it up, if this tablet had windows we'd buy it. :)
     
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