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Chromebooks sales flopping hard

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[quote=Digitimes]Although both Google and Acer have claimed that Chromebooks are seeing better-than-expected acceptance, total sales of less than 500,000 units show that the devices still need a lot improvement, the sources said.[/quote]

[url="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130315PD210.html"]http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130315PD210.html[/url]


Microsoft sells more copies of windows in one day.In fact they sold about the same amount of surface pros with 5x the price in one month.

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Of course they are, no one wants a notebook with an internet OS.
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The whole premise of a Chromebook is a purely bad idea. The prices are incredibly too high for something with such limited functionality.

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And here is the original title the OP....not sure why it was changed.... :rolleyes:

[b]A Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows for 1-2 years, say Taiwan notebook platers[/b]


Not surprising considering Google has done little to nothing to promote the Chomebook.

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1363632103' post='595584706']
The whole premise of a Chromebook is a purely bad idea. The prices are incredibly too high for something with such limited functionality.
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Obviously the Pixel is, but the Samsung is only $250. I'm not sure prices on the lower models are what is holding it back.

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[quote name='TheLegendOfMart' timestamp='1363632062' post='595584704']
Of course they are, no one wants a notebook with an internet OS.
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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1363632103' post='595584706']
The whole premise of a Chromebook is a purely bad idea. The prices are incredibly too high for something with such limited functionality.
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Agreed.

That and there's no marketing being done for it! Why bother launching such a niche product and not promote it? Reputation alone? hmmmm

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i know a few people that have chromebooks and each of them have said it was a waste of money, they are not good for much more than word processing and using the internet.

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[quote name='ew2x4' timestamp='1363634199' post='595584758']
Obviously the Pixel is, but the Samsung is only $250. I'm not sure prices on the lower models are what is holding it back.
[/quote]and for that price you can get a netbook which[b] still [/b]has more usability

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[quote name='Draconian Guppy' timestamp='1363634451' post='595584768']
Agreed.

That and there's no marketing being done for it! Why bother launching such a niche product and not promote it? Reputation alone? hmmmm
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marketing wont do a damn thing.How do you market a computer that only runs a browser that most people are unfamiliar with,and you can only use it when connected to the internet? The only reason they have any sales at all is because of those google geniuses at best buy or whatever that wait there and ambush windows customers and sucker them into a sale. I wouldn't be surprised if most of these are returned. Anyone remember the Linux netbook fiasco? Same thing.

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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1363635354' post='595584812']
marketing wont do a damn thing.How do you market a computer that only runs a browser that most people are unfamiliar with,and you can only use it when connected to the internet? The only reason they have any sales at all is because of those google geniuses at best buy or whatever that wait there and ambush windows customers and sucker them into a sale. I wouldn't be surprised if most of these are returned. Anyone remember the Linux netbook fiasco? Same thing.
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Did not know it needed internets to work... Yikes..

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I figure the chrome book is the direction smart phones, computers, and tablets are heading, however that convergence is not ready yet / still too early, too many barriers in the way.

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Is anybody here surprised that those POS computers are flopping? Come one. Have you seen them? They suck. Without an internet connection they are absolutely useless and they are way too expensive.
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Chrome OS is a solution looking for a problem.
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[quote name='Scorbing' timestamp='1363635792' post='595584844']
Is anybody here surprised that those POS computers are flopping? Come one. Have you seen them? They suck. Without an internet connection they are absolutely useless and they are way too expensive.
[/quote]the $200 ones are too expensive i don't know what the **** google was thinking when they made/priced the pixel? 0_o

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I do like Google a lot.. but I just don't get the ChromeBook... I just don't think the market is ready for that sort of model yet!

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A Chromebook would do everything my parents need and then some, yet I can't honestly recomend those when they can just buy any netbook for the same price.

Actually they might even be better off with a computer that only runs a browser since they don't get along with the concepts of windows, applications or anything computer related for that matter (they sometimes drag the traybar and I have to connect with teamviewer to put it back at the botton, they don't get why it moved or how to put it back down there) but still

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Are people surprised are they?

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I've read in several places that the figures in the article may be wrong, and may be just referring to Acer's sale figures and not all Chromebooks. I doubt they have sold zillions but I don't automatically believe everything I read on the Internet either. I have a Chromebook and my aren't that bad for quick access to the Internet.

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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1363635910' post='595584850']
Chrome OS is a solution looking for a problem.
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Chrome OS is a problem... creating more problems.

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I'm surprised they even sold that many! who wants a laptop that needs an internet connection to function? it was an epic fail from the beginning.

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