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[6]: Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Thu 11th Jul 2013 21:51 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by smashIt"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you think that you can make better predictions than the market research firms?


of course ;)

my prediction:
the alleged 10% growth is only a small hickup (at best)
the people who bought a netbook 5 years ago and didn't transition to tablets are now in the market for a new model
thats a rather small group and the only reason why the short-term 10% look so big is because that segment went through a drought for the last 2-3 years

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RE[7]: Comment by smashIt
by przemo_li on Fri 12th Jul 2013 20:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by smashIt"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Oh, you of the small faith ;) :

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Chrome-OS-Chromebook-Windows-8-Jim...


ACER OEM statement about situation in US.

5-10% of US based SHIPMENTS for Acer. (Not "netbook", not "notebook", just all of them)

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RE[8]: Comment by smashIt
by Nelson on Sat 13th Jul 2013 23:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by smashIt"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Which if you look at Acers anemic shipments, is only a few hundred thousand units. Quite the success. /s

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