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Tablet Wars: Google Pixel C vs. Apple iPad Pro

What's the Top Tablet?

Lauren Messer
Tablet Wars: Google Pixel C vs. Apple iPad Pro© 2017 Digital Trends

Google's first tablet is out and it's got mixed reviews. While Google seems to be held to a higher standard since it's considered one of the major leaders in tech, maybe we should take it easy on their first shot at a larger surface tablet that has to compete with the fancy design of other stylish tablets like the Apple iPad Pro. These days it seems that all major brands of computer manufacturing are trying to get in the tablet game as more people take their laptop with them everywhere they go.

Our scores rank the Pixel C on top, but there are some things about the tablet that could be considered rookie mistakes.

So, what's better between the Pixel C vs. the iPad Pro? Our scores rank the Pixel C on top, but there are some things about the tablet that could be considered rookie mistakes. When compared with the other premium tablets on the market, the Pixel C is what some would call "heavy" weighing in at 1.13 pounds. The Pixel C can conveniently be charged via standard USB cable while the iPad Pro cannot. And while it has a smaller screen than the iPad Pro, the Pixel C does boast damage resistant glass and supports 4K resolution. And while it also supports a multi-user system, you won't find child lock on the Pixel C, meaning that you can't keep your kiddos from logging on and playing on your new gadget when you're not around. Overall, when compared with a premium tablet like the iPad Pro, the Pixel C seems a bit clunky and not quite as sleek and designer. The iPad Pro has AirPlay, a timelapse function for photos and slow motion video recording. Its fingerprint scanner and anti-reflection coding top off the chic form for this premium convertible.  

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But what about when we compare the Pixel C vs. the Surface 3? The Pixel C is actually lighter than its Microsoft competitor, which weights a whopping 1.37 pounds. However, this may be a little unfair in comparing because the Surface 3 does fully support all Windows Software. Our scores put the Pixel C on top again, but just barely. The Surface 3, with its software capabilities, has notably more RAM, more internal storage with 128GB as opposed to the Pixel C's mere 64GB, and an external memory slot. It has a significantly bigger screen size that allows the user to utilize the traditional desktop view. Sounds like the Pixel C doesn't stand a chance, right? Not so fast. The Pixel C supports ECC memory and actually has a much bigger L1 Cache (392KB vs. 64KB) and L2 cache (2MB vs. 1MB). Other cool features include the music playback with mp3 files and even a barometer. Yep! The Pixel C can measure barometric air pressure and can be calibrated to detect altitude, making GPS devices lock on quicker and with more accuracy.  

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The Google Pixel C has some stiff competition in this market, but it's sure that we'll continue to see improvements from the tech leader. Who knows what the next generation of this tablet will bring.   

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