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  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Display Resolution & fast performance!

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    My wife and daughter are Apple users. They both have iPhones and iPads. On the other hand, I am an Android user. I like android because of all the versatility, the many functions, and third party apps available for android devices. However, every time I was needing a tablet for a work event, or just browsing the internet, I borrowed my daughter’s iPad, so this is my first android tablet, and so far I am really pleased and very impressed with the fast performance, great look, weight, intuitive use, clear sound, and display resolution. Let me start by the most noticeable feature which is the display. I have always been a great fan of the apple display resolution. It is well known that it is one of its strengths, but I compared the Pixel tablet side by side with the iPad air we have and the color and resolution is way better. Very impressive and that is beside the fact that the screen size of the Pixel is slightly bigger than my iPad. The screen resolution is 2560x1600. The colors are vivid, deep and bright, watching videos is a pleasure, either streaming videos on Disney plus, Netflix, or youtube, or transferring my mp4 format movies using a USB-C male to USB-A female and a USB multi reader adapter. I love the versatility and adaptability that the android OS offers to play videos and editing pictures which makes it more pleasant doing it on this great display. The setup is really easy. It will ask you for the regular setup questions like, setting up your account, profile, wifi connectivity, fingerprint unlock, and if you already have a google account, which is also my case with my android phone, I can transfer all my settings and apps to this new configuration, and after that, if you follow the included printed reviewers guide, after the OS updates and apps optimization, the setup process is very simple and fast. The unit comes with a USB-c to USB-c Cable, it does not include Power adapter, however for the first time in years I had the pleasure to find that a company spent the money to send a physical 17inx11in full color reviewers guide, with big fonts, which gave me the chance to sit down and take my time to read and follow more closely all the steps to setup. All the basics and main information to get familiarized with the unit is there, fingerprint lock and unlock, photo editing, voice enabling, app updates, quick tips, etc, all explained in a simple way to get the tablet ready. This is a big plus. Battery life is very good. I was browsing the internet and watching videos, reading the news, and the battery lasted for about a day until it reached the 10%. I have a 3amp USB-C Power adapter which makes the charging process quick. However, I assume it may take longer with other regular Power adapters which usually are 1 or 2 amps of power. The sound is pretty good for the 4 built-in speakers, with the enough volume to appreciate the sound of movies and music. According to the Google Web site the specs states that there are 3 mics. Video conference is great, whether the video quality, the sound and mic performance are good as well. The 128 Mb of memory and the Tensor G2 processor, makes this tablet very comfortable to use in terms of performance and apps processing speed. The case feels solid and high quality finish, not plastic, very similar to my wife’s iPad. Something that I missed was a micro USB socket, which is not included in this unit, however I was able to use the USB-c port with an adapter to USB-A, so you can connect a pen drive or a micro USB-A reader adapter that I have and I was able to import, export, copy my photos, mp4 videos and my mp3 music files. Once you connect the USB adapter to the USB-C port, look for the "Files" Icon and then look for the Flash USB Icon, and you can copy and transfer all your files both ways. That is something that I dont think you can do on IOS. Now, I have left for the end what I consider is the most fascinating part. When I was setting up the tablet, I noticed that you can import your configuration from your other android devices, like an old android tablet or android phone, calendar, apps, contacts, etc. That is not new, it is something that you can do on Apple products as well. However, it also offers the option to transfer your configuration from Apple devices, which for me was something new. I never thought Google Pixel OS would be capable to communicate with IOS. So I did it, using my daughter's iPad with her credentials (easy because her account was a gmail) and voila, all her apps, contacts, calendar, etc, were transfered from her iPad to the Google Pixel tablet. In terms of performance, quality, appearance, durability, internet browsing, video conferencing, and everything else this tablet is the right fit for me. Honestly, I couldn’t find any con other than it does not include the power adapter or a micro USB reader, but in my case that was not an issue at all. The Google Pixel Tablet offers features like great performance, versatility, and adaptability at a very affordable price. I would say at least half the price of an iPad. I am very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous Display with Fast G2 Processor

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    OVERVIEW: I currently own two other tablets, both purchased from Best Buy over the past 3-years. One is an entry level economy device running Android 10 and used by my grandsons (3 & 7) in “kid-mode” when they are visiting and occasionally by myself. The other is a high-end unit running iOS-17 used by my wife and I primarily for FaceTiming with family members. Now this Google Pixel 11” tablet is quite the upgrade from our current Android unit. Plus, this new Pixel is also a competitive and a suitable replacement tablet for our IOS unit (minus the proprietary full FaceTime features). And I have found I am now gravitating to, and prefer to use, the Pixel for my daily “online time”. DISPLAY: The display is just stunning to watch 4k videos, daily internet surfing, emailing tasks, picture taking, or when used for monitoring our outdoor security cameras. And I prefer the “Hazel” color primarily due to the screen’s black screen bezel verses the white bezel found on the “Porcelain” colored Pixel. But hey, that’s me. PROCESSOR: The Tensor G2 is one snappy processor chip that boots up quickly and it delivered excellent performance. For the past 5-days I have not had any issues with lagging speed or hanging up issues. Now I will admit, technically the G2 may not be at the top of the competitor’s benchmark heap, but for our use, it well fast enough. BATTERY & CHARGING: Can’t complain about battery life. I am able to use for the entire day without needing to stop and recharge. Although this did not include its own charger, I have so many of those around the house, that the included USB-C to USB-C cable is all that I needed. Note the speed to fully charge depends on the output wattage of your charger. SPEAKERS: The four side mounted speakers provide sufficient output for a tablet of this caliber and are somewhat musical, but “thin” sounding lacking any soundstage presence. Decent enough for watching videos or movies by yourself. But I get it, they are what they are, very small drivers that have a limited output range due to their diminutive size. I will note that when you are holding the tablet in landscape position, I found my hands would cover two of the four speakers. Probably why there are four, so however held, at least one, if not two, are not muffled. OUTDOOR SECURITY MONITORING: I presently own a hodge-podge of outdoor cameras from three different vendors. (Not the ideal setup; but it’s what I got.) One of those cameras is a Google Nest Home Wired Doorbell Version 2 and the best of the four I have outside. Using this Pixel tablet’s embedding “Home” app to view and/or continuously monitor our front porch is the primary reason for getting this tablet. And zero issues encountered at all, they are designed to work together, and effectively function as a single unit. My goal being, replacement of my other vendor’s cameras with Google’s Nest devices for one consolidated system. I do not own the dedicated Docking / Charging station that would add another layer of functionality, but may consider purchasing one in the foreseeable future when on sale. Until then, I am using an after-market folio stand that is sufficient for my use and a very cost-effective solution. INITIAL SETUP: Ok, this was not the quickest setup and was quite a lengthy process at over 3 hours (@ 300mbps internet) with all updates and downloading of required application from the Google Store. Appears every Android-14 default application required updates (53 of them if I recall). Also, I was able to setup two profiles, one for myself along with one from my wife. FINGER PRINT READER: I am not a fan of the small power-button type finger print readers and would prefer a larger area for scanning fingerprints. After another lengthy setup process, it does appear to function as designed. I must mention that the setup process feedback showed numerous errors when reading the areas required to establish the secure print detail. Although it was suggested to scan multiple finger tips, I’ll have to pass on that due to the amount of time it took to scan just one finger. SPLIT SCREEN: The ability to have dual displays, with varying scaling options, may well be a very useful feature for some. But other than playing around with split screens for this review, I’ll personally do not have a current use. However, it is nice to have options. I would rather have a feature and not need it, versus actually needing a feature and not having it… NO MICRO-SD: While the stock 128gb should be sufficient for now, I don’t agree with Google’s move to not include a MICRO-SD card slot, especially at a $400 price point. And I understand one should be able to use the single USB-C charging port as a temporary memory input/output with the correct USB adapter (SETUP / Connected Devices / Use USB For / File Transfer). One would think Google could have added a Micro-SD slot feature, versus customers paying for additional cloud storage if/when needed. Whatever… KIDS SPACE: I did encounter a major failure with trying to set up a Google Kids Space account. And after three attempts of a somewhat long and involved process, I finally gave up and removed not only three kids accounts, but I ended up disabling the Google Kids Space app entirely. (I’m done!) The problem I encounter was, after a Kids Space account was established, when I would want to change to that account, it displayed a normal “adult” profile and not a “kids” profile. I require my grandsons to have limited access to online material, age-appropriate sites, games, searches, etc. But it just was not happening. Every ICON for the default adult desktop was accessible, with the default bird in open wings graphic, and not an animated looking child display graphics. My background is one where I have retired from a career in the communications and computer business environment, including mainframe, 3270, desktop, laptops, tablets, and mobile phone. Over the years I have setup numerous systems and devices for myself, family members, and of course business customers. Nevertheless, I could not setup this Pixel for a “Kids Space” child’s profile. Something that should have been simple turned out to be a royal pain. Note I was able to setup a kid’s profile correctly on our older Android tablet without issues. The bottom line here is, I will have to continue to use our old Android-10 tablet for our grandsons when they visit. And since this Pixel tablet is actually a somewhat pricier device, in hindsight it will be better served as a dedicated adult only tablet. RATING: After 5-days of assorted use, the Google Pixel 11” tablet (GA06158-US) earned itself a solid 4-Star Rating primarily for its speed and wonderful looking display. If you are not intending to use for any children’s profiles, do not require a Micro-SD slot, or can pick up the Pixel on sale, then add another Star.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Tablet For The Whole Family

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    Google made a great decision to sell the Pixel Tablet without it's charging base/speaker. Originally, this choice was a little odd, given that you couldn't purchase the Tablet separately, if you wanted to. But now it's available for purchase, for those who just want the tablet itself. -Design/Durability- Overall my first impressions are very positive. For starters, this Tablet is super lightweight and much more comfortable to hold over long periods, like at work or school, compared to other tablets. Google's design work is super sleek and thin as you'd expect. Pairing with a generous 11 inch screen. You've got plenty of screen space to work with. There's two choices of aesthetic featuring Hazel and Porcelain colors. Personally I went with Hazel, since I prefer darker shades on my devices. -Battery- As for the battery life, I'm pleased to inform that there are no complaints in that department. As expected, the Pixel tablet supports usb-c charging. Google says it'll run for up to 12 hours on a full charge, so you'll rarely stay connected for long. I found myself charging it every other day, and that's with my kids using it throughout the day. -Display/Visuals- As mentioned above the Pixel Tablet sports a beautiful 11 inch display with 2560 x 1600 resolution. Colors pop and the screen is very vibrant. The brightness is a bit on the low side at 500 nits but it's not a deal breaker. The screen feels snappy and crisp even though it's capped at 60 hz. -Performance/Speed- The Pixel tablet Features Google's custom Tensor G2 chip, which a step behind the latest G3 now seen in the pixel 8 mobile line. It may not be the beefiest out there, but most people will have no problem navigating many apps and features without slowdowns. However, user interface performance is very solid as well, paired with the latest Android 14. Speakers sound great, not the best I've heard but also not the worst. -Ease of use- Tablet usage is compatible up to 8 users allowing most families to have customized profiles on a single tablet (something you can't do with competing tablets on the market today!). This leads into my next topic, Kids Space. For all you parents out there, listen up! This has to be my favorite feature on the Google Pixel Tablet. Finally, the ability to hand the tablet over to my son without worrying about what he's doing on it. Anyone with young kiddos can have peace of mind while connecting to the Family Link App. This allows you to see exactly what your child is playing, viewing, and downloading. Another inclusion is the ability to lock the tablet at any moment when managing screen time, limiting what apps/websites are allowed to be used. Overall, Kids Space is easier and faster than any other child settings/profiles I've experienced on other tablets. Fingerprint sensor is another welcome addition that we're all familiar with, perfect for easy logins and extra security. Google has also promised five years of security updates. In particular, I love the split screen feature to run multiple apps at once. Checking emails while watching YouTube or operating multiple apps at once, the options are endless. In conclusion, the pixel tablet is the bang for your buck at this price point. Premium tablets come at a hefty cost so if you're looking for something a little more mid level, look no further. There's a lot to love about this tablet with some drawbacks, but the extra security and simple interface make it very family friendly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality, Capable and Versatile

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    In the box you get the tablet and a usb-c to usb-c cable for transferring files and apps during setup. First impression is that this is a high quality product. It's thin and light weight with narrow bezels. Setup was as easy as turning the power on and following the instructions. Just enter your Google account, connect the tablet to your phone (using the included cable), and then your files and apps will be transferred. The tablet will then want to download and install a system update. If it doesn't you can force the update by going to Settings>Software Updates>System Update. When my tablet updated, it installed the April update. So I repeated the above and it then installed the May update. After the system update installed the latest update, you should update your apps by following the same procedure but selecting App Updates at the end. My tablet came with a 50% charge so at this point I fully charged it using a standard usb-c cable and wall adapter. The power button is also a fingerprint reader. It was quick and easy to set up and so far it has worked every time and it's quick.You can set up to 5 fingerprints per account.You can also set up multiple user accounts (up to 8) with each user account protected by fingerprint or PIN. We are a Google household with Pixel phones, Google Hub Max, TVs with Google UI and multiple Google speakers. If you have a Pixel phone then the tablet UI should be very familiar. You can pair your phone with the tablet so that notifications and texts are received on the tablet. And of course, being a Google device, you can type, edit and send messages with your voice. When browsing on Chrome it will download desktop sites by default. I use my Google Home app to control many devices by voice. Google has designed a tablet optimized version of Home which is very easy to navigate. Video calls on Meet or Zoom look and sound great. I use this very frequently and find it far superior to the small screen of my phone. Pictures in Google Photos app have excellent quality. Pictures taken by the tablet are good and you can edit them with the same tools that you have on your pixel phone. Photos can be dragged and dropped into emails. The screen can be split to display 2 apps or 2 web pages on Chrome simultaneously. The screen is very responsive to touch and very smooth. Watching Netflix or YouTube videos is very enjoyable with excellent picture quality and crisp clear sound. And, you can cast your content to another device or tv. The tablet is capable of being a digital picture frame, but only when charging. So you must have either a case with a stand or the Pixel Charging Dock so that the tablet is at the proper angle for you to see the pictures. I have now purchased both the Google tablet case and the charging dock for this purpose. Another feature I like is that I can be watching or listening to content on my tablet using my Pixel Buds and if I get a phone call it will automatically switch to the phone call. Overall I have been thrilled with the Pixel Tablet. From digital photo frame, to Google Home control, video streaming, emails, web browsing, photo editing, etc, it does it all and it does it well. I would highly recommend the Google Pixel Tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Tablet!

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    I was super excited to receive the 11 inch Google Pixel Tablet as my old tablet has definitely seen better days. This Pixel comes with128GB of storage which is more than enough for me. I had no problems with connecting to my home Wi-Fi or tablet setup, as the on screen instructions were super easy to follow. The tablet itself seems to be well made and the 11 inch display is just the right size for me. It is easily toted around, has a modern sleek design and is light as a feather. The installed hardware did need to be updated and the installation was uneventful. All of the apps worked well and overall the performance of the tablet is snappy. The Pixel Tablet screen colors are vivid and super sharp and the colors seem to be true to life. I really love the 11 display as it affords plenty of room for my fingers. Plenty of room on the keyboard function. As I mentioned earlier the table has128GB of storage, which for my needs allows for the storage of my personal games and applications. It runs cool, and is highly responsive. The battery life is very decent as I utilized the tablet for many hours without depleting the battery. My usage was average and not in the heavy area. The tablet has 2 cameras (front and rear) which are decent and I tested video/phone calls on WhatsApp. The sound was a little tinny sounding but overall not too bad or annoying. My final impressions are favorable. The tablet is sleek and modern as has a good feel in my hands. The product actually comes with a manual which has tips and instructions to try with regards to certain tablet functions. I really like the manual and the tips and things to try. It is highly responsive to my needs and performed smoothly with no stuttering. I’m looking forward to many trouble free years of use and I’m thrilled with this product. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Media Consumption Tablet

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    –Build Quality and Ergonomics– The Google Pixel Tablet was packaged in a simple yet elegant box along with a USB-C charging cable and Quick Start card. It has excellent build quality with a solid and premium feel that is similar to my iPad. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the power button that was easy to set up and it has worked well in my limited time with it. –Setup– Set up was very easy as with all Android devices these days. Just turn it on, enter your Gmail account and password and follow the prompts. –Quick Specifications– The Google Pixel Tablet is powered by a Google Tensor G2 SOC and comes with 8 GB memory along with a 2560 x 1600 11-inch display and 128 GB of storage. –Display and Sound– Frankly, most modern displays these days are very good and this is no exception. I found the colors rich and vibrant and the text to be very sharp and readable. The display is excellent for a media consumption device. Watching YouTube videos, reading emails, and browsing the web was very enjoyable. There are stereo speakers on each side of the tablet and I thought the sound quality is among the best compared to my other tablets. The sound was very crisp and clear with a good soundstage and the volume can get reasonably loud. –Camera– I was really impressed with the camera in Google Pixel Tablet. For me, this was probably one of the more impressive aspects of this tablet. Images looked bright and clear and I thought the low light performance was noticeably better compared to most of my other tablets. The camera works really well in Google Meet. One of the neater features is the 360 degree background. When you use a 360 background, as you move the tablet around, it looks like you are sitting in a 3 dimensional place instead of sitting in front of a flat static background image. –Performance– I think the Google Tensor G2 SOC provides very good performance. I noticed that apps download and install from the Play Store very quickly. Once installed, I found all my apps open quickly and are very responsive. My overall experience of using this tablet is very good because everything felt very zippy. –Battery Life– Overall, I think the battery life is very good. While watching YouTube videos, it seems to go down 10% for every hour so this gives approximately 10 hours or more use if watching videos and browsing the web. Another thing I noticed is that the tablet doesn’t seem to get warm even after watching 2 or more hours of video. However, it seems to drain a bit more than what I would expect from just sitting unused. For example, after watching YouTube for a couple of hours, I put the tablet to sleep with about 70% power left. The next day, after 24 hours of non-use, I turned on the tablet and it had about 61% power left. So, it seemed to have drained about 10% after 24 hours of non-use which is a little higher than I expected. –User Interface– I came from other tablets using older versions of Android and the Google Pixel Tablet comes with the newest version of Android 14. I’m still trying to get used to the new interface as there are slight differences. I am used to seeing a visual navigation bar (containing Recents, Home, and Back buttons) on the screen and it took me a while to figure out how to navigate. Now navigation seems to be all done using gestures which I’m not crazy about. Hopefully, as I learn and get used to the new interface, I will come to appreciate and like the new features. –Summary– The Google Pixel Tablet is an excellent media consumption device. During my time with it, I felt it provided great performance with all my apps. Everything felt really zippy which made my experience very enjoyable. With a large 8 GB of memory, I am hoping this will help future proof the performance of this tablet so it will continue to remain zippy in the future. The display and sound was excellent and made watching videos and browsing the web a pleasure. I also feel the performance of the camera was superb so this would also make a great device for video calls. Overall I can recommend this tablet for anyone who is looking for a premium tablet within the Android ecosystem.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent entry to a crowded market

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    This is my introduction to the tablet market, having always favored laptops. However, I am not unfamiliar with them as my wife has had a couple of generations of IPads, probably for 10 years or better. So, I've seen her use it to phone my daughter & grandkids, play games, stream her soap opera, and as somewhat of a photo hobbyist, take, store & edit photos. Out of the box, the Pixel has a solid, well built feel to it, not dissimilar to the Apple. On to setup; which I thought was relatively painless; Wifi connection was excellent, the only discomfort I had was with registering an identifying fingerprint. The Pixel uses a thin strip of a reader on its edge; it consistently was telling me to "clean the reader." Took about 10 minutes of sliding my finger left/right, up/down & sideways to get the image registered. What did impress me was when it asked if I wanted to transfer information. I have a Samsung Galaxy S20, I connected it, approved authorization, and within 10 minutes I had a clone of my phone on the tablet. The tablet includes Google TV, I quickly added Netflix, Amazon & Apple TV. Image quality is excellent, my wife did note that it was superior to her IPad, so I'm expecting to have the Pixel disappear regularly! As I knew I was receiving this unit minus the docking pad, I immediately ordered one. Luckily, Best Buy had it on sale, it was delivered 2 days later. For me, this is the whole appeal appeal of the Pixel. Just about every aspect of it is improved with the dock, whether streaming, listening to music, making a call, gaming, etc. The magnetic catch is fabulous, really makes the tablet secure. I can't see why you wouldn't want it, unless your tablet is only for "on the go" use. I have 7 or 8 security cameras in & around the house, the split screen function works well if I need to keep my eye on more than 1 location at a time. I can have all of them on the screen at once with discernible resolution, which my wife's IPad didn't accomplish well. There was one issue that I found was somewhat of an annoyance; to adjust the sound level you had to go to settings, then adjust the volume control slider. I just wanted to find a way to put a sound icon on the main screen, similar to what you get in the Windows task bar, but was unable to accomplish this. I suppose I could use voice recognition to do this, but that adds a bit of a delay. Overall though, I'm very happy with the Pixel; the only thing I'd repeat is that the dock really adds to the experience, and would recommend the entire package.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Perfect…with an addition

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    I’m a tablet fan, personally. When I am at home I rarely, if ever, utilize my phone for anything other than actual calls. I often will be consuming media or news on my TV and pick up my tablet to research a fact or look up an actor in a movie or show that I’m watching. I prefer the larger format of not only the screen but the device itself. The first table I ever bought was a Google Nexus 7 and I STILL was able to use it until I traded it in this year to Best Buy. This shows that when Google is serious about a device, they can make something that can be useful for years if you treat it right. And the latest Pixel Tablet shows this same pedigree in its build quality, I really enjoy picking it up and using it. I’m just worried that Google isn’t quite sure how to market it properly. But I’ll get into that in a minute… Setup on Google Pixel devices just gets more impressive every time I set up a new device. Since I have a Google account, I was able to get all my services set up merely by logging in and I was able to use my last tablet’s backup (a Samsung) to get all my necessary apps installed. I let it sit for a couple of minutes (and a few reboots) and when I got back to it, everything was “just there” – ready to go. It even brought over all my data as well; something that in the case of my Smart Home apps would have been a nightmare to recreate from scratch. (I even had the option of connecting directly to my old tablet during setup, but I opted for using my cloud backups.) Aesthetically speaking, it feels good in the hands. I find it strange, but this is one of the first tablets that I felt as comfortable using in landscape as in portrait. A lot of that is due to Android’s tablet tweaks that take advantage of landscape mode. It comes with more than enough storage for me at 128 gigs, but if I was a gamer I’d probably opt for the 256 GB variant. I can’t speak to gaming performance, but for everyday use and content consumption, I found the UI and app quite snappy with little to no lag. The screen is sharp and fairly contrasty and although it is an LCD screen, I found the brightness to be pretty adaptable to various lighting conditions. The other thing I found quite impressive was the fingerprint sensor, which works surprisingly well once you do the initial setup. Overall, it’s a really good tablet – which is what it should be. It’s not an iPad, nor does it need to be compared to one as I feel the target users are in two completely different classes. But I’m not sure if Google knows how to market the device properly, given their recent unbundling of the tablet from the dock. For some reason, Google decided to lower the price by unbundling it from the dock and selling it separately, but in my opinion the dock is what really makes the Pixel Tablet a standout from other devices in this form factor. I immediately bought a dock when I tested this because as much as I love the tablet, the dock was what made it a must have for me. I’ve always kept my tablets on a side table next to my couch because that’s where I use it the most. It’s always been a pain point for me that I’d have to plug and unplug my tablet and that the only way I could put it on the table was to lay it flat, which took up too much space. With the dock, not only is it easier to charge but it also keeps the tablet upright, with the additional virtue as serving as sort of a smart speaker like my Nest hubs. And there’s a really satisfying grab of the magnets when you attach to the dock. They should be lowering the price of the dock significantly to encourage purchasing more than one. I would definitely buy another dock to put in my bedroom or office so I could move the tablet with me and feel like they could offer them at a lower price given the basic construction; it is after all just a charger, speaker, and some magnets. All of the smarts are in the tablet itself. Also, if they are going to pitch the tablet as a ‘part time’ smart speaker then they need to mirror more features from the Nest hub. At the VERY LEAST, it should really support Nest Doorbell on screen announcements! That it still doesn’t support this after a year of being out there is puzzling; especially since the tablet itself is a Chromecast target device! Despite these small shortcomings, I love this tablet and its form factor. But I would highly recommend also buying the dock to get the most out of it. If you use your tablet like I do, I think you’ll be much happier with the combination of the two.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Tablet is back again with a lower price!

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    After a long hiatus of not having a Google branded tablet, in 2023 Google released a new Pixel Tablet with an included charging dock/speaker combo. This 2024 Pixel Tablet is the same hardware, minus the charging/speaker dock, but at a lower price of $399. The charging dock is now available separately for $129. First impressions: you are immediately greeted by a slim, premium feeling box that includes a USB-C charging cable. Google is following the industry trend of excluding a USB-C power adapter, a minor gripe since you likely already have one from another device. It would be nice if manufacturers included a power adapter, but alas this is the new normal. The tablet itself is compact, lightweight, and feels very sturdy. The 11” 2560x1600 screen is bright, gorgeous, and a joy to use. The four speakers are outstanding and have a full sound that’s a welcome departure from other tablets that have 1-2 tinny sounding speakers. Watching movies, YouTube, or streaming music is seriously impressive from both a visual and audio perspective. This tablet features the Google created G2 “Tensor” processor, which has awesome AI features built-in. Paired with the latest version of stock Android, you get all the Google AI goodies without unwelcome apps that cannot be removed (e.g. other Android tablets). It is very fast and lean, making the entire experience feel clean and premium. I would, however, have appreciated a 120Hz screen, but for the price, 60Hz is perfectly fine. Google has done an outstanding job building out its Pixel brand, so you can use your Pixel phone, Pixel buds, Watch, etc. all in Google’s ecosystem. Very convenient! Not only that, you can add a stylus if you like so you can write, draw, etc., directly on the tablet. Although there isn't (yet?) a Google branded stylus and keyboard, there are 3rd party options that work very well. I’d recommend the Amazon Fire pen, which is about $35 on Amazon (USI 2.0). I also purchased (separately) the Spigen case since I wanted something that covers the screen, however there are other case options, including a Google branded one without a screen cover. Overall, I really enjoy using this tablet and would easily recommend it to anyone, especially if you use Google services, and especially if you have a Pixel phone. It finally feels like Android is maturing for tablets, providing a much-needed alternative to an iPad. Samsung’s tablets are of course very nice, but have a price tag to match, along with a redundant app store and overall software approach. This Pixel Tablet is clean, crisp, and fast. I’m very happy with it and would wager you will be too!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegant hardware and refined software

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    The Google Pixel tablet has become more and more refined since it was launched, and this latest release lets it shine at the many things that it does very well. The tablet is very lightweight, has an excellent screen, performs very well, and is great for practically anything you would like to use it for. - Hardware - The tablet itself is very elegant feeling. The soft-feeling material of the back of the device isn't slippery and is very easy to hold. Its light weight helps it from feeling too heavy, even for long sessions of holding it. Performance is another strong suit. It has performed very well at every test I've thrown at it. From games to using drawing apps. I purchased a stylus to use with it, and it feels great to draw on as well. I must say that I am also very happy with the hazel color. It looks very elegant and is not something you find very often. - Software - This is likely where I think most people will be impressed with the tablet. There are many little things that it does that you don't even realize. Using it as a controller for your smart home is an excellent use-case. The Google Home app not only works very well on the tablet, but its layout is also very well optimized for it. Another thing I find very useful is the ability to have multiple accounts. My wife and I both use the tablet, and having quick, easy access to both our accounts, while keeping them separate, is great. I can use the tablet for gaming or drawing, then hand it over to her for something she's learning to bake. The ability to split the screen with multiple apps, or browser tabs is also very useful. I often will have a live-streaming auction app open, along with a browser or another app for any research I need to do while the auction is running. It's also very useful to be able to drag and drop things between apps. Like dropping a photo into an email. It's intuitive and easy to do. - Battery Life - The battery has been pretty good in our use as well. Browsing and things like that don't really seem to tax the battery all too much. Gaming, of course, will drain it more quickly. I'd say we get probably around 7-8 hours of mixed use. Some of that is heavy gaming time, other things are simple browsing, or viewing videos on YouTube. - Pros - Nice feeling, and looking, hardware. Excellent software experience that is continually improving. Multitasking and split screen experience is great. Good battery life. Nice looking screen. - Cons - Battery life could be a bit better but is actually pretty good. I do wish it came with a charging brick.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bare Android tablet, solid media device!

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    TLDR - If you’re looking for a premium Android tablet without any fluff/bare Android, you cannot really look anywhere else. Amazing media consumption device, but can stutter/suffer in some gaming scenarios. First impressions - feels great to hold, feels decently premium being glass and aluminum. The screen is bright enough for most use, and looks great. Battery life seems decent, while being a touch slow to charge. Screen - They used a great screen in the Pixel tablet, the 2560x1600 resolution is crazy sharp, and HDR content really pops. It gets bright enough for most use, but will be a bit low for outdoor use. I watched a couple episodes of a current video game based show, and it looks absolutely stunning for indoor video viewing. I will probably never even watch small youtube videos on my phone with this thing nearby. Speakers - Usually I wouldn’t put a separate section for tablet speakers, but HOLY COW, I was REALLY surprised how good they sound. There is some actual depth to the sound, and it gets louder than some mid tier laptops I’ve used before. I’m not an audiophile by any measure, but I give the speakers an easy 10/10. Chassis - The glass seems very solid, and the whole unit has great fit and finish with an aluminum back. Battery - I ran a 4K60 youtube video that was over an hour at around 80% brightness, and the battery only dropped from approx 80% to 67%. I would expect an entire day's use with mixed multimedia and web browsing would leave you with about half battery or more depending on brightness used. Performance - The only lackluster part of this device is the overall performance. Main competing tablets in this category usually have similar amounts of memory, but usually faster to much faster processors. Most normal daily use won’t see any issue with the Google Tensor G2, but many games and switching tasks can bog down. Not the end of the world, just something to be aware of. Accessories - only including a USB-C cable and no brick is the norm, but should not be. I feel like including a small 15-20w USB-C brick shouldn’t be an issue for any electronics company.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bedside tablet

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    First off, this particular model does not come with the stand. Spend the extra $100 and buy the model with a stand. It’s $130 to add on later. A lot Of the cool features you see advertised are only with the stand. Everyone will use this for a different reason. Mine is on the entertainment side mostly. I have use this on my night stand. I have quite a few connected devices. I am upgrading from the Google home. This of course has a larger display, with the stand the music is actually pretty impressive. I can watch my cameras, control my home TV, and most of the devices in my house. I have used this as a work device. We used it at a festival for people with disabilities to register for services. The screen was very bright outside. The screen was large for people to be able to use the keyboard. The battery lasted all day with many different people using it. We can also multitask on the tablet so we can do 2 things at the same time. My only real complaint is that it reboots every night. I try to use this as a white noise machine. Almost every night, even when it’s on the stand, it will reboot. The device won’t pickup where it left off. There are a LOT of updates. So make sure you are letting it update

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet with a lot of capabilities

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    Great tablet and love the screen size. My last tablet was the Pixel C from 2015 so this was a major upgrade. Great screen solution, display size, and easily transferred all my content from my Google Pixel phone. Although I didn't buy the dock I'm considering buying it for use with home automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Buy Employee

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than a Galaxy, just not an iPad!

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    Stuck between a rock and a hard place, or rather a Tab S9 FE and an iPad Air. The performance is only OK, with a decent screen, an acceptable camera, and pretty good battery life. The standout features are the speakers, which are phenomenal, and the stock android pixel experience google is known for!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    best android tablet I've used

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    very happy with this. fast loading times, split screen for apps. my only complaint is a lack of options for cases.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    If you have a pixel phone this is a great companion. The account sync is great messaging is good and video playback is solid. Build quality feels premium. Only knock is theres no brick in the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet.

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    Nice alternative to the Apple Device group. I moved to Google from Apple and actually like it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Google Pixel Tablet review

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    Meets my needs as a Pixel owner. Easy to use and actually is better than my iPad experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

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    This pairs perfect with my Pixel 8 Pro. Making things seamless between the two.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Job Google

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    A very good product with a nice color scheme and solid build quality. Processor is quick and battery lasts all day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Iyaz Akhtar on June 20, 2023

    Google Pixel Tablet Reviewthe Pixel Tablet is Google's reentry into the Android tablet market, but with a twist: Paired with its included Speaker Dock, it also takes aim at smart displays like the Amazon Echo Show 10 and the Google Nest Hub Max. The new Pixel is a tablet

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