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[2]: Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Thu 11th Jul 2013 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
smashIt
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2005-07-06

A segment that grows, at a time when the whole PC market contracts by 11% according to IDC[1] is not a bad place to operate in. This also means that the $300+ market collapses much faster.


where does it say that the <300$ markt is growing?

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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by Nelson on Thu 11th Jul 2013 12:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its dumb. ChromeOS barely even registers on any kind of web usage statistics. This is perhaps strong sequential growth which is good and may indicate a trend, but its by no means taking the PC world by storm.

Even Surface shipments likely outnumber Chromebooks. Thats somehow a colossal failure while this is a roaring success.

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RE[4]: Comment by smashIt
by pepa on Sat 13th Jul 2013 04:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by smashIt"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

It's probably true that they have a massive YoY growth!
;-)

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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by chithanh on Thu 11th Jul 2013 12:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

where does it say that the <300$ markt is growing?
I quoted the Bloomberg article for you already. Let me do it again, this time in bold:

"Chromebooks are also benefiting as the market for laptops that cost less than $300 is set to grow more than 10 percent in 2013, Baker said. "

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RE[4]: Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Thu 11th Jul 2013 13:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by smashIt"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

sorry, but is there anyting to back up his claims?
all i see is a piece of opinion

when i take a look at whats available in this lowest-price segment i don't get the feeling that thats a market with high grow rates
more like stagnant at best

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