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And those of us who don't find the Surface to be a very useful product. Windows is the reason I don't want a surface, I want an extension of my phone not a mini version of my PC/Laptop.
I think most owners of tablets have them for uses other than work. Media, web browsing and social media stuff is probably the most common uses of tablets. Laptops usually have better performance per dollar and are much more productive with their larger screens and better keyboards, not to mention the track pads. IMO Android is better at these kinds of things than Windows, maybe Windows 10 will be changing that. With so many people having Android phones it makes more sense for those people to have an android tablet so all of their apps and games are the same between both devices. I would imagine that this will have a broader appeal than the Surface.
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I totally agree that the price is off, at this price it should include that fancy magnetic keyboard. I would never spend $600 on a Surface, I would just buy a proper laptop and be done. I honestly can't figure out the attraction of a Surface, if I have to put it in a bag I may as well carry a laptop (assuming it's work/productivity) and work more comfortably with a larger screen and keyboard. Honestly, if they would switch the Chromebooks to regular Android OS so the it shares the same apps with phones I would just get one of those and be happy. I would actually pay a premium for that over a windows laptop.

I am interested in a 2-in-1 because I have uses for a laptop and uses for a tablet but I don't really want to buy both. The productivity needs of the laptop are self explanatory. For the tablet aspect, I like to read in bed and on the train. Those are two places where laptops don't fare well. Yes I do use my phone but sometimes a larger screen is nice. The issue with laptops, in those situations, is that they are too big and become cumbersome.
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My issue isn't with android tablets in general. If all you want/need is a device to browse the web, use social media, watch movies and do light gaming, android does that well. And there are plenty of cost effective android tablets that do just that.

My issue is that this specific tablet is too expensive for what it is. it's very pretty. It has note worthy hardware specs. (and I am tempted). But it is priced right next to the surface and surface pro 3 which can do all the media stuff but also the productivity stuff too. If you're willing to spend that kind of money it's hard say that the android is the better choice.

This dilemma could be solved google did one (or more) of the following
  • Price it comparable to the Nexus 9 ($399/$479)
  • Bring beefy hardware specs/accessories (64gb minimum; 128 could be the next tier; 4GB* ram; sd card slot; wireless charging; IP67 cert; keyboard and stylus as standard)
  • A more desktop-like version of android.

*I know the pixel C only has 3gb ram. This is a list of what I wished google did. Obviously not what they actually did...or would do in the future...

I tend to agree with your comments. As a guy that has shelled out dough for a 128GB Air 2 and a $150 Belkin Qode keyboard, I'm not shy about spending money if a device warrants it. However I ended up selling off the Air 2 as I simply didn't use it enough to warrant the cost of it and went with a much more compact Samsung S2 8".

The Pixel C looks to be an amazing piece of hardware and it looks like they are clearly targeting the IPad market as they are pricing themselves in the same range. However, I'm not sure how many of these they will sell.
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Well with the higher end model + keyboard price of $750 I could get something decent. Maybe GT750M or similar. My point is, that is a lot of dough for a tablet.

Yeah. I got a laptop with an i7 and a 960m 4gb for 750. So this tablet is stupid expensive
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