Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Dec 2013 00:55 UTC

"It's pretty much a brick," says Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn't want you buying this thing.

But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google's oft-ridiculed web-only laptops, to Microsoft's core business?

I'm puzzled too. It doesn't seem like Chromebooks are that big of a threat - why create terrible advertisements that only provide Google with free publicity?

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RE[3]: Microsoft are just scared
by iarann on Sun 8th Dec 2013 05:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft are just scared"
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I'm sure someone said the same about WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3 once.

I'm sure Microsoft keeps that in mind, but it's worth pointing out that neither of those systems had anywhere close to the level of market penetration that the Office ecosystem does right now.

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