The Pixel tablet has the same processor as the flagship Pixel 7 phones, Google’s Tensor G2 chip, which powers an 11-inch slab-style tablet here. There are no flip screens, no folio cases or keyboards to speak of, just a slim LCD screen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. The tablet’s big trick is that its magnetic charging dock has speakers to turn it into a smart display ( more or less). It doesn’t become a full Nest Hub Max when you dock it, but it is most of the way.
While the Pixel tablet in docked mode doesn’t have some of the useful features of the Nest Hubs, like waving your hand in front of it to pause music, it does have the coveted Google Photos shared album screensaver. This makes for a great 11-inch digital photo frame that automatically updates as you share more photos, and I can attest to its being a hit with grandpas, grandmas, and grandmas everywhere.
And let’s not forget, it’s a well-built tablet that’s well-suited for in-home content consumption and control of smart home stuff.