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  1. Joseph Sheu's Avatar
    I did own an N9 since launch, and I picked up a PixC at launch too. My N9 served no purpose except as a media tablet. Youtube, Netflix and locally downloaded content (particularly when flying). No productivity at all.

    When I bought the Pix C, I expected it to do that same thing, with the small added exception of the occasional email. I bought the PixC + standard

    As a media tablet, the PixC is indeed better than the N9. Screen is much better and brighter (though, to be honest, if you had a Nexus 9 that never went side by side to the PixC, you'd be perfectly happy with it), battery is much stronger (no contest) and the speakers, while a little bit tinnier than the N9, is indeed louder in most scenarios (just by a hair). So for most online video consumption, it is the better device. I found myself grabbing the PixelC time after time.

    After a short while, I started using the PixC for a little bit more productivity, the odd email here and there, etc. But, last week, I had a revelation. I had a work trip interstate, throughout the day, the Pixel C did everything I needed it to do - bar 2 hours for a presentation that I did via my MBP. All in all, the SOT for the Pix C was close to 9 hours by the time I got home (4 hours of streaming video on a flight, plus 4+ hours of emails, browsing, google drive, etc). It still had 30% battery remaining when I got home. It replace my MBP nearly all of the tasks that day, with very little detriment to efficiency - granted, I didn't require too much multitasking.

    What this means for me is that, I can now bring my MBP + Pixel C on these business trips, with no charger, have a full day's entertainment, not have to look for a wall socket, and be perfectly confident that I can do a full days work as well, and not run out of juice. For comparison, my MBP runs about 5 - 6 hours with my typical usage, so if I used it for 4 hours on the flights (2 there and back) plus my 2 hour presentation, I would definitely require a charger for the day, AND be on the lookout for a wall socket.

    The PixelC, whilst not perfect, definitely fits in with my lifestyle
    01-18-2016 10:05 PM
  2. LinuxWeather's Avatar
    Agreed ... I do a lot more with the Pixel C than I ever did with the N9 and I used the Pixel C much more if for nothing else it isn't as frustrating an experience in that Chrome redraws, or resources seems to get exhausted.

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    02-06-2016 07:54 PM
  3. Aredubu's Avatar
    I have both now and think I'll be giving up my N9. The Pixel is noticeably smoother than the N9, and I really liked the N9. I keep double tapping the screen on the Pixel though to wake it up! The Pixel is not as mammoth as I thought though. It reminds me of an updated Nexus 10.
    03-03-2016 04:05 PM
  4. RickInHouston's Avatar
    My Mom has decided she would like a computer at home. I suggested, instead, a tablet. Good Lord, this is going to end up killing me, I know. She is clueless with any tech. I just bought a Pixel C with the developer's 25% discount without keyboard. I may pick up the keyboard at a later date. She'll get my current Nexus 9. I'll be happy with similar charging connectors by my bed. Tired of fiddling with which cord is for which device (currently have a Nexus 6p).
    05-04-2016 08:12 AM
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