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Chromebook Sales Will Rise As Businesses Adopt Cloud Tech

Chromebook Sales Will Rise As Businesses Adopt Cloud Tech | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Chromebook sales are rising. And their use in the business community is expected to contribute to their continued popularity. This research explains why.
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The research company Gartner found that last year, there were 2.9 million Chromebooks purchased. About 85 percent of those were purchased by education companies or schools, though.

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Chromebook Pixel: Work and School Computing In The Cloud

Chromebook Pixel: Work and School Computing In The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I've been using Chrome OS since the Chromium project was in beta, when I tested out the CR-48 for the Chromebook pilot testing program.
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Final score was a very good, 8 on 10. One of the cited drawbacks was that the price was too high.

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Google reportedly gearing up to launch its own, 12.85-inch Chrome OS touch notebook in Q1 2013

Google reportedly gearing up to launch its own, 12.85-inch Chrome OS touch notebook in Q1 2013 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
According to news outlets in Asia, Google is set to follow its rivals and launch an own-brand Chrome OS-powered 12.85-inch touch notebook in the first quarter of 2013.

Chinese Commercial Times reports (translated) that Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek have been tapped to handle OEM and touch panel production respectively, with initial supply shipments expected to have commenced in November ahead of a launch at the start of next year.
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Walmart taking the Chromebook mainstream

Walmart taking the Chromebook mainstream | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Walmart has begun selling the Chromebook in 2,800 of its approximately 4,600 U.S. stores, expanding the reach of this still-on-the-margins platform. Staples too.
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This is a development that will add extra pressure on a market that once belonged to MS Windows.

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How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile | PCWorld

How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile | PCWorld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Save your anti-Chromebook insults. Real-world experience proves Chromebooks can make better sense that Windows PCs.
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Most certainly the Google suite of Apps are up to many of the day to day functions one would expect. Nonetheless, certain PC application still have no alternative.

 

Doubts as to whether Chromebook has a future will persist. Nonetheless, IMHO it will not be the PC Desktop environment that will threaten its existance, but the rise of the tablet ecosystems.

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Acer unveils C7 Chromebook, portable cloud computing for just $199

Acer unveils C7 Chromebook, portable cloud computing for just $199 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We found ourselves quite enamored with Samsung's latest entry into the Chromebook line, mostly thanks to its incredibly low price of $250.
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