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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:57

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 13:39

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 14:05

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’s most recent four quarters of U.S. data, and although Acer’s unit shipments are off by double digits — almost 50% in 4Q12 — they still managed to put 4.1 million units into the market during the last year.
Okay, so 10% of 4.1 million is 410,000, and 5% is 205,000. Chromebooks start at $199. The latest Acer C710-2055 is available now in U.S. retail and from authorized resellers for $279.99. So, let’s make $240 an average price (because we don’t have enough information to weight the model any other way than a linear average). A little multiplication and we have annualized sales of $49.2-98.4 million. Not a princely sum, but enough to take care of a few of Acer’s bills.


first of all, that %5-%10 figure is AFTER they released the C7 in November 2012.

Acer, one of Google's Chrome OS hardware partners, has reported that Chromebooks accounted for 5% to 10% of the company's U.S. computer shipments since the company released its C7 Chromebook in November.


http://www.informati...-says/240147272

so lets check q4 2012

IDC's preliminary estimate for Acer's U.S. PC shipments during Q4 2012 is 803,000


So this is the number you need to use to determine how much %5 and %10 are. %10 is 80,000 and %5 is 40,000. And since the C7 was released in November, you're looking at only close to half a quarter,so these numbers are actually even smaller. maybe 20k-40k.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 14:43

^^^^^^^^
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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 15:00

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 15:17

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 15:24

^^^^^^^^
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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 15:32

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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:23

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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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:04

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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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:37

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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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:32

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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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:27

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.