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Recently, a lot of sites have been jumping on the reported number by DigiTimes that only about [url="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-has-sold-500k-Chromebooks-and-why-we-dont-want-to-see-Android-merge-with-Chrome-OS_id40994"]500,000 Chromebooks[/url] have been sold so far, and using it as proof that the platform is in trouble. Many are also trying to compare that number with the approximate [url="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-1.5-million-Microsoft-Surface-Tablets-sold-to-date_id40871"]1.5 million Surface tablets[/url] sold so far, as if that's a reasonable comparison. It turns out the Chromebook numbers may be higher than previously thought.

In a new report by Forbes, Acer is reporting that about 5-10% of its quarterly shipments are Chromebooks, which could put the actual number of Chromebooks shipped by Acer between 205,000 and 410,000. And, Acer says that Chromebooks are selling quite well, especially in education where elementary schools and high schools are adopting the platform more and more. The rest of the sales are going to "

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I've seen several Surface's out and about. Not once have I seen a Chromebook.

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I've seen several Surface's out and about. Not once have I seen a Chromebook.
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Mostly popular at schools it seems. I have not seen a CB yet and the only time I have seen a Surface, is at work.

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The Chromebook just feels like a netbook to me. Being that it is a nearly always online device it hits a specific demographic however, due to the framework in which it is built i would suppose it would work out well for schools so that they could better control what students are doing on the machine.

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My son got a cb for christmas, and loves it.

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I got one for Christmas too and use it every day. For 95% of my computing needs, I use my CB.

Don't let the media fool ya, they are selling very well.

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