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There is a use for Chromebooks and people need to stop comparing them to sales of other devices. They are in a class of their own.

No they're not. They're just laptops and deserve to be compared to the competition.

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I can only see this being a niche product, sales are hardly likely to be explosive.

The cheaper chromebooks will be great for people that want to just do a bit of basic web usage but the CB Pixel simply won't sell at that price. More competition can only be a good thing for consumers however

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Most people, including myself, who get and use a Chromebook regularly love them. They are so drop dead simple to use. They are generally problem free. And for people who live online, like me, there is generally do difference from using Windows or Linux.

That right there is a pro and a major con. The fact that you're limited to running apps exclusively on their web store is terrible by design. Personally, I don't see the point of Chromebooks - you can't run any of the apps you'd need/want. I'd rather do it the way I do it - buy a 11.6" netbook (I got the Asus S200E - Core i3/4GB RAM/128 GB SSD) with Windows 8 - just use cloud services, and use any application you want to run.
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No they're not. They're just laptops and deserve to be compared to the competition.

Chromebooks are different in a sense their software limits them to merely opening a browser. :p

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100 MB of data? I could chew through that in an hour just doing basic browsing these days. And no that does not count youtube videos as basic browsing.

When I travel I use a 4G LTE hotspot for my laptop (because hotel wifi sucks balls). I have a 6 GB per month limit and easily go through half that in 2-3 weekends on the road.

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you can't run any of the apps you'd need/want.

Not everyone uses the same programs as everyone else and needs a bunch of extra hardware/software. Those people would use a Chromebook. A Chromebook wouldnt be for me either since I do more....but there is a small market for it. The initial report that CBs only sold 500k was inaccurate. Acer alone has sold around 500k CBs and that doesnt account for Samsung and HP.

http://www.forbes.co...are-taking-off/

CBs will never be as popular as laptops tho.

I'd rather do it the way I do it - buy a 11.6" netbook (I got the Asus S200E - Core i3/4GB RAM/128 GB SSD) with Windows 8 - just use cloud services, and use any application you want to run.

Thats a netbook? Anyway, the S200E is twice as expensive as the Chromebook.

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Not everyone uses the same programs as everyone else and needs a bunch of extra hardware/software. Those people would use a Chromebook. A Chromebook wouldnt be for me either since I do more....but there is a small market for it. The initial report that CBs only sold 500k was inaccurate. Acer alone has sold around 500k CBs and that doesnt account for Samsung and HP.

http://www.forbes.co...are-taking-off/

CBs will never be as popular as laptops tho.

Thats a netbook? Anyway, the S200E is twice as expensive as the Chromebook.

Not really, the S200E was on sale for $399...Chromebooks go for $249? So, for a $150 more, I'd rather have a fully functional computer, touchscreen, and will outperform any chromebook (except Pixel). I call it a netbook, some people consider it an ultraportable, call it whatever you want.

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Not everyone uses the same programs as everyone else and needs a bunch of extra hardware/software. Those people would use a Chromebook. A Chromebook wouldnt be for me either since I do more....but there is a small market for it. The initial report that CBs only sold 500k was inaccurate. Acer alone has sold around 500k CBs and that doesnt account for Samsung and HP.

http://www.forbes.co...are-taking-off/

really,Roger Kay is a blind fanboy idiot.

So, how big a market is this anyway? Acer recently made a public statement saying that 5-10% of its U.S. PC shipments are Chromebooks these days. My friends at IDC supplied Acer

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^^^^^^^^

Where is the proof/figures? Am I supposed to believe someone because of what they say without proof?

The article Neowin posted on the 500k sales really has no detail/proof of the 500k sales.

http://www.neowin.ne...-last-two-years

Even Digitimes doesnt have a lot of info.

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

The arcile says "according to Taiwan-based notebook ODMs and vendors" There is no proof/stats/anything to back this up. Samsung has not released sales numbers either and neither has HP while Acer stated a very rough estimate on what they sell. Wont know exactly for sure unless sales numbers are released. Just speculation at this point and no one is correct until figures are given.

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So it's ok for someone (above) to crap all over "leaked" sales figures/reports pertaining to MS products but it's NOT ok when it's about Google.

Nice to see no bias in a thread.

:s

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So it's ok for someone (above) to crap all over "leaked" sales figures/reports pertaining to MS products but it's NOT ok when it's about Google.

Nice to see no bias in a thread.

:s

I say the same thing about Microsoft and Apple, so whatever. In fact, I have always said I dont go by estimates and would rather see figures from the company itself no matter what product it is.

And what was leaked sales/report wise? There was NO proof other than a company making a statement.

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^^^^^^^^

Where is the proof/figures? Am I supposed to believe someone because of what they say without proof?

The article Neowin posted on the 500k sales really has no detail/proof of the 500k sales.

http://www.neowin.ne...-last-two-years

Even Digitimes doesnt have a lot of info.

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

The arcile says "according to Taiwan-based notebook ODMs and vendors" There is no proof/stats/anything to back this up. Samsung has not released sales numbers either and neither has HP while Acer stated a very rough estimate on what they sell. Wont know exactly for sure unless sales numbers are released. Just speculation at this point and no one is correct until figures are given.

youre the one that said 500k isn't accurate,then you posted a reference to some guy who doesn't know math,and claimed acer alone sold 500k. I used the exact same figures he used,and that you referenced,and information from IDC,and concluded that the real number is 20k-40k, not 500k. I never said this is proof,im just responding to your post claiming the number is higher than 500k,thats all.

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I never said this is proof,im just responding to your post claiming the number is higher than 500k,thats all.

Didnt mean to imply you did...so I apologize

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No they're not. They're just laptops and deserve to be compared to the competition.

I see them more as thin clients than laptops. The heavy lifting is done in the clouds.

CBs will never be as popular as laptops tho..

If I was a betting man I wouldn't bet against them.

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If I was a betting man I wouldn't bet against them.

It all depends on Google. So far, they have done little to promote the Chrome OS.

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It all depends on Google. So far, they have done little to promote the Chrome OS.

I think because it's early days for Chrome OS. The OS is a little over two years old. I think they are trying to figure out where they want to take this and how to get there. I suspect down the road somewhere we will see Android integration of some sort. I suspect that native client will be much better and we'll see HTML 5 everywhere. Online apps will get much better. Heck, some of them are excellent now. I think Google is just waiting for the web to catch up with their vision.

Getting this into a lot of schools is definitely a good idea. The kids that use this in school will be comfortable using this when they get home too. And parents won't feel bad about buying them a $199 Chromebook either. If something happened to mine I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

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I suspect down the road somewhere we will see Android integration of some sort.

I am pretty sure the ability to open/use Android apps will be made available. Would be a huge plus.

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i would buy it now if i did not have so many laptops/desktops. the downside to me was no scanning and i think i have that figured out by using a document camera. i gotta be able to fill up that terabyte of storage. i still have a file cabinet that needs processing.

a nice piece of hardware that can do basic stuff. usually the basics are covered by a $250 computer, here i have some computer bling. i get the document camera working as well as a pdf i will buy. and with a working file manager i would buy right now and work on the doc camera as i had time.

plain pretty computing for a lot of people is good.

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