Source: The NPD Group
quote: But will it last? I see Chromebooks as the latest fad like netbooks were. If they still have relevant market share in 2 years, I'll admit I am wrong. Some of the guys I know who work in consumer electronics retail say the return rate for Chromebooks has been rather high. I know that is just anecdotal, and just in a small market, so it may or may not be pertinent.
quote: Funny, you accuse me of having an agenda when I am anti-Google for Google's blatent disrespect of privacy laws, but it is ok for you to have an agenda because your favorite company is being picked on? Boo hoo. Google made lots of enemies with IP theft, now it is coming home to roost.
quote: I own a couple Windows laptops, plus a late 2012 Retina MacBook Pro, and I bought an early Samsung Chromebook
quote: Chrome OS is meant to be light, so it runs pleasantly on low end hardware. By contrast, on $280 laptops, Windows 8.2 feels pretty clunky
quote: So hate it all you want, but those tears you're crying will be frustration, not joy as Chromebooks aren't going anywhere.
quote: If they still have relevant market share in 2 years, I'll admit I am wrong.
quote: A few year ago, people were predicting the netbook was the future
quote: If they are still selling well in 2 years,
quote: I just do not think it is sustainable.
quote: What are you basing this on? Chromebooks are CHEAP! How is that not sustainable?
quote: How is that sustainable?
quote: Also Netbooks didn't fail, they were just replaced by tablets. What, exactly, is going to replace the laptop form factor?
quote: What, exactly, is going to replace the laptop form factor?
quote: MS is not in trouble because Chromebooks had a good year.
quote: But that doesn't change the fact that it is too early to declare the Chromebook a long term success.
quote: Funny you think the iPad is niche
quote: Who said they were? Wtf...
quote: MS is not in trouble because Chromebooks had a good year
quote: BS! Netbooks sucked, because Windows sucks as a paired down low-power OS. In fact Windows sucked at anything mobile back then.