Originally Posted by Relic
No the Chromebooks are defiantly still around and are actually gaining in sales, they are the new Netbooks apparently. Sony and Toshiba will join in all the fun and will start producing them as well by the end of this year early next along side already Chromebook manufactures Samsung, Acer and HP. The Chromebooks occupy(this link is old, the Samsung Chromebook now holds the number one spot) 3 out of the top 5 notebooks sold on Amazon, The new HP Chrome 11, Samsung's Arm 11.6 and the Acer C720. So yes, not only is Google pushing these POS but people are buying them in droves and are one of the only platforms that is increasing in marketshare, very quickly if I might add. I guess people don't mind using a OS that is just a browser.
Gaining sales? Well, when you have no sales, selling one unit is gaining sales, but Chromebooks are just for basic, basic needs and that's about all you can do with them. They are actually just the latest GOOGLE con job to get people to use their services so they can maybe earn some money and keep them using Google Search for ad clicks/ad revenues. They are certainly not pushing the limit and technology on any level and they are kind of a waste of money that will most likely end up not being used and disappointing the user.
What market share do they occupy? The computers in the $100 to $300 range. Whoopty Doo. There's no money in that market and ya wonder why HP is selling lots of product but not making any money. HP should become a non-profit organization along with all of the other PC mfg. Who cares what sells through Amazon. Not all products are bought through Amazon. I didn't buy my iMac through Amazon, I bought it directly from Apple as a custom config.
Oh, I just cruised Amazon's best selling laptops list and did a little more digging, some of these so-called top sellers list the Chromebooks as use and refurbished. Maybe people are buying them, returning them, and then trying to resell them again. Amazon is more for where used products are sold, unless it's Kindle. I don't think HP and Apple, etc. sell most of their products through Amazon.
Here's a RECENT article explaining how well your beloved Chromebooks are selling, or how I should say AREN'T selling.
Oh, I forgot to add. Relic has a friend that works for Google and Relic got a FREE Chromebook from her friend that they give away to people. So, Relic, you sound just like these crooked journalists that hype something because they got free product from the mfg they are hyping. Shame, shame, shame on you.
Edited by drblank - 11/12/13 at 3:12pm