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#1 vcfan

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 18:33

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.


http://www.digitimes...30315PD210.html


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.


#2 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 18:41

Of course they are, no one wants a notebook with an internet OS.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 18:41

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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 18:48

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

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


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

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:16

The whole premise of a Chromebook is a purely bad idea. The prices are incredibly too high for something with such limited functionality.


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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:20

Of course they are, no one wants a notebook with an internet OS.

The whole premise of a Chromebook is a purely bad idea. The prices are incredibly too high for something with such limited functionality.


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

#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:22

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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:26

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.

and for that price you can get a netbook which still has more usability

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:35

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


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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:40

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.

Did not know it needed internets to work... Yikes..

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:41

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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:43

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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:45

Chrome OS is a solution looking for a problem.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:45

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.

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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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:47

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!