I was all ready to hate the Pixel C. Google's quirky Android tablet, unveiled as an also-ran alongside its latest Nexus phones, looked misguided: It's basically the same concept as Microsoft's Surface Pro and Apple's iPad Pro — a tablet that moonlights as a laptop — except this one is smaller and runs Android.
My first impressions weren't in its favor, taking the $499 tablet and its $149 optional keyboard out of the shipping box, I tried putting them together. And tried. And tried. The two pieces connect to each other via magnets in a completely non-intuitive way.