The coverage of the Chromebook Pixel often left out the most important news at the launch event. The Pixel itself is really not all that interesting... it is an overpriced demo of what might be commonplace a few years from now.
Here is the important story:
Google Ports Quickoffice To Chrome Using Native Client, Will Get Full Editing Features In About 3 Months | TechCrunch
It was commonly thought that Google would bring more desktop-like apps to Chromebooks by merging it with Android. This announcement (which occurred at the event that announced the Pixel), shows a different route.