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    News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    But still make up only one per cent of all PC shipments.
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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    I am still amazed to see any growth in the market - I guess Google must be doing a great marketing job on these in other countries (You see very little chromebook advertising in the UK).

    I am curious what is driving the purchase - I would expect that its much like netbooks..laptop form factor at below laptop prices, regardless of the fact that they won't do what most people expect or want (just like with netbooks ), but I wonder if there is more to it.

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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I am still amazed to see any growth in the market - I guess Google must be doing a great marketing job on these in other countries (You see very little chromebook advertising in the UK).

    I am curious what is driving the purchase - I would expect that its much like netbooks..laptop form factor at below laptop prices, regardless of the fact that they won't do what most people expect or want (just like with netbooks ), but I wonder if there is more to it.
    Pretty much how I feel. I would blindly assume that the laptop doesn't do quite as much as most people getting one would expect (and with that it would be returned). Maybe I'm not giving people in general enough credit though?

    I'm still kind of intrigued by them and have considered getting my daughter one, but again, I just don't feel confident it will do all that is required.

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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    Who doesn't want to buy an incredibly limited bit of equipment, that reports everything you are doing back to Google?
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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    I got my chromebook because it offered word processing, Web browsing and a 6 hour battery life for 200 pounds. Not to mention how thin and light it is. Great piece of kit, especially for elder people; they don't need to worry about anti virus!
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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    I got my chromebook because it offered word processing, Web browsing and a 6 hour battery life for 200 pounds. Not to mention how thin and light it is. Great piece of kit, especially for elder people; they don't need to worry about anti virus!
    I agree - my 75 yr old mum loves hers as its nice and simple. Mind you, she likes her kindle and IPad too!

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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    Gadget show on Channel slated the HP Chromebook the other night - unfairly pitted it against a Mac Pro , and also blamed the HP Chromebook because of rubbish 3G signal and poor connection speeds.

    But before that , the journalist trying it out really like the Google environment.

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    Re: News - Chromebook shipments jump by 67 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    regardless of the fact that they won't do what most people expect or want (just like with netbooks ), but I wonder if there is more to it.
    Intel seem to be doing their best to push us all into stupidly expensive Ultrabooks that I for one can't afford, it isn't suprising if there is a backlash against that.

    Looks like Netbooks have evolved though and still going strong, and adding to the Android sales figures. It is just such a compelling form factor and price.

    http://www.dealsmachine.com/best_165061.html

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