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Chromebook shipments jump to 2.1 million for 2013

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2014 20:53 User comments (3)

Chromebook shipments jump to 2.1 million for 2013 According to new research from ABI Research, Chromebook shipments jumped to 2.1 million in 2013, as the cheap notebooks remain popular among certain groups.
89 percent of shipments went to North America, and ABI forecasts an average growth rate of 28 percent per year until 2019 when shipments will reach 11 million.

"ABI Research tracked Chromebooks across six regions and found the average selling price (ASP) to be US$338," adds research analyst Stephanie Van Vactor. "This truly budget-driven device is a disruptive force to the portable PC market."

Chromebooks, due to their lower prices, light frames and long battery life, have been popular in the education market.

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Press release: ABI Research

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3 user comments

12.4.2014 20:55

Chromebook is a meritless and dumb idea. I've played a little and just would rather have a tablet.

Anyone?? Anyone?? Post your own take on Chromebook. Is it practical compared to a 300 dollar tablet?

25.4.2014 10:16

Originally posted by hearme0:
Chromebook is a meritless and dumb idea. I've played a little and just would rather have a tablet.

Anyone?? Anyone?? Post your own take on Chromebook. Is it practical compared to a 300 dollar tablet?
My family owns an ipad, Nexus 7, iMac, and 2 Windows laptops. The Chromebook is by far the most used device. My 3 year old daughter uses it with ease and my 9 year old daughter does homework on it since the ipad doesn't allow her to utilize websites that use flash.

We all have different logins so there is no "cross-contamination" of files or user preferences. There is no fear of a virus or malware slowing us down. The battery life is 7+ hours. There is no fear of losing data, documents, settings. The chromebook getting damaged or broken isn't as big of a deal as my ipad or imac getting something spilled on it since the Chromebook only cost $250. Typing is easier with the Chromebook vs. the ipad or nexus.

Obviously the Chromebook works for us, but might not be a good choice for someone needing AutoCad or Photoshop. I advocate to all my friends and relatives (especially the ones who call me with tech questions), to buy a Chromebook.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Apr 2014 @ 10:16

328.4.2014 7:38

Originally posted by partirishman:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Chromebook is a meritless and dumb idea. I've played a little and just would rather have a tablet.

Anyone?? Anyone?? Post your own take on Chromebook. Is it practical compared to a 300 dollar tablet?
My family owns an ipad, Nexus 7, iMac, and 2 Windows laptops. The Chromebook is by far the most used device. My 3 year old daughter uses it with ease and my 9 year old daughter does homework on it since the ipad doesn't allow her to utilize websites that use flash.

We all have different logins so there is no "cross-contamination" of files or user preferences. There is no fear of a virus or malware slowing us down. The battery life is 7+ hours. There is no fear of losing data, documents, settings. The chromebook getting damaged or broken isn't as big of a deal as my ipad or imac getting something spilled on it since the Chromebook only cost $250. Typing is easier with the Chromebook vs. the ipad or nexus.

Obviously the Chromebook works for us, but might not be a good choice for someone needing AutoCad or Photoshop. I advocate to all my friends and relatives (especially the ones who call me with tech questions), to buy a Chromebook.
AS a new Chromebook owner I find great difficulty in loading a external dvd to my device
Google Chrome wont recognise any code for external dvd's any ideas on the subject Thanks
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Apr 2014 @ 7:39

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