Full European pricing has leaked for the Pixel Tablet, Google’s return to releasing tablets after a period of absence. Not only will the Pixel Tablet retail for more than Apple’s entry-level iPad, but it will also cost more than the cheapest iPad Air configuration. The Pixel Tablet could prove more versatile thanks to its bundled docking station, though.
According to new information shared by leaker @billbil_kun, Google plans to launch the Pixel Tablet for €679.99 in France with 128 GB of storage. While the leak coincides with an earlier report shared by WinFuture, it is worth noting that France’s VAT percentage is lower than in many other Eurozone members. Specifically, France will apply 20% VAT on the Pixel Tablet, 1% below the European Union average. Hence, the Pixel Tablet may start at slightly less in Germany where VAT is 19%. Conversely, the Pixel Tablet may cost a fair bit more in Denmark, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden, among others.
The same leaker adds that Google will charge €799.99 for 256 GB configurations, again in France. Surprisingly, Google will charge disproportionately more for a memory upgrade with the Pixel Tablet than the Pixel 7. Based on the information provided by @billbil_kun, there will be a €120 difference between the Pixel Tablet’s two memory configurations, €20 more than the Pixel 7. It is also worth noting that the Pixel Tablet will be more expensive than the iPad 10 with 256 GB of storage. The latest iPad Air will be €10 cheaper than the Pixel Tablet too, but only with 64 GB of storage.
However, Google partially justifies the price of the Pixel Tablet by including a docking station that will retail separately for US$129. Effectively, the docking station turns the Pixel Tablet into a Nest Hub Max by virtue of integrated speakers and a magnetic charging solution. Google will officially confirm further details tomorrow during its I/O 2023 keynote, after which it should open pre-orders. Incidentally, full Pixel Tablet specifications have already leaked, courtesy of an Amazon Japan listing.
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Alex Alderson, 2023-05- 9 (Update: 2023-05- 9)