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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2006-06-18

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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RE[4]: Comment by smashIt
by ricegf on Fri 12th Jul 2013 00:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by smashIt"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Just bought a new printer, and was interested that Epson specifically supports printing from Chrome. Also works well from iOS and Android (we tried both), and of course desktop Linux (check), Macs, and even (they claim) Windows 8. ;-)

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