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Chromebooks are the electric car of laptops

Jan 29, 2012, 18:01 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Purdy)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"The only people I know who own Chromebooks received them for free, from Google. In my case, I have two, both free. But despite the very small-bore hole Chromebooks have made in the laptop market, in the midst of a major project shakedown at Google headquarters, Chromebooks are, apparently, going to be around for a while, and the Chrome OS project has the CEO's support.

"The Register asked a Google product manager about where Chrome OS stands, and, to summarize, the answer is that Google doesn't need to win in the retail sector yet, or maybe not any time soon, because they're focused on the education field first, then retail and enterprise sectors next. Schools in 41 states are trying out Chromebooks, and three state education systems are buying 27,000 Chrome OS devices over the next three years, according to Caesar Sengupta, the product manager quoted by The Register."

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