Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 09:12 UTC
Google "Google's Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago. Now it's defying skeptics and gaining share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks. Chromebooks have in just the past eight months snagged 20 percent to 25 percent of the U.S. market for laptops that cost less than $300, according to NPD Group Inc. The devices, which have a full keyboard and get regular software updates from Google, are the fastest-growing part of the PC industry based on price, NPD said."
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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by chithanh on Thu 11th Jul 2013 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
chithanh
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they control 3% of the total market. Thats up 2% YoY
The article claims 4-5% share, up from 1-2% in 2012.

The problem with competing on price is that once Microsoft lowers their prices, their value proposition evaporates.
Interestingly the Chromebooks do not only compete on price. Being almost maintenance-free is a big part of the equation.

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