Google already has a line of tablets, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9, but the Pixel C stands as the high-powered workstation tablet. This comes in the wake of Apple's iPad Pro, and Microsoft's Surface Pro series. The Pixel C is a huge departure from the traditional Chromebook model, which has traditionally run ChromeOS. The original Pixel was also a way different form factor: a laptop. Shifting towards hybrid tablet/laptops makes sense, bringing the Chromebooks closer to Google's better-performing Nexus line.