Consumers Flock to Purchase New $249 Google Chromebook

Despite criticism from analysts regarding its potential performance in the market, Google's newly announced Samsung-developed Chromebook has been sitting atop the Amazon best seller list for several days.

The $249 device achieved the position by knocking off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 into second place, while the Samsung Series 3 Windows notebook made its debut in third. Google's Series 3 Chromebook boasts a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, six hours-plus battery life and an 11.6-inch display that features a resolution of 1366 x 768.

"I don't see any benefit of getting a Chromebook," Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates, stated. "It's "basically a netbook with a Web-based OS on it. Why not just buy an Android device and actually be able to use plenty of apps?" The laptop is "basically a netbook with a Web-based OS on it. Why not just buy an Android device and actually be able to use plenty of apps?" For "another $100 or so, you can get a full laptop running Windows. That's a much better deal," he added.

Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi, meanwhile, also chimed in with her thoughts: "Consumers do not want to choose between apps and Internet; they want both. The $249 is certainly an interesting price point, but consumers have been burned with netbooks and will be cautious and look beyond the price tag."

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  • hotroderx
    clubsaucekillerSeems to me they're just flocking to buy what they think is a new Macbook Air. Samesung strikes again. http://static2.businessinsider.com [...] g?maxX=620


    if you cant tell the difference between the two please don't touch computers. The fact it has a GIANT SAMSUNG LOGO on it should be a indication its not a Apple.

    I am starting to wonder if the average apple consumer can read.... Since they seem to have issues with reading Logo's
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  • mrAB
    Quote:
    Slapping your logo on something makes it yours!


    well yah isnt that what Apple did with "rectangular glass screens" and "touch on a mobile device"
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  • house70
    damianrobertjones"Consumers Flock to Purchase New $249 Google Chromebook" - I simply do not believe this statement. I need the cold hard facts and to actually SEE people buying this device. ... .

    The article mentions Amazon's top seller lists. Good luck trying to actually SEE these people... unless you become a professional stalker. I do not see any reason why Amazon would falsify this data, as it is probably automatically compiled from their sales numbers.
    So, what was your point again?
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  • clubsaucekiller
    Seems to me they're just flocking to buy what they think is a new Macbook Air. Samesung strikes again.
    http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/508573fe69bedddd2c00000b-2352-1568/apple-vs-samsung.jpg?maxX=620
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  • hotroderx
    clubsaucekillerSeems to me they're just flocking to buy what they think is a new Macbook Air. Samesung strikes again. http://static2.businessinsider.com [...] g?maxX=620


    if you cant tell the difference between the two please don't touch computers. The fact it has a GIANT SAMSUNG LOGO on it should be a indication its not a Apple.

    I am starting to wonder if the average apple consumer can read.... Since they seem to have issues with reading Logo's
    22
  • christarp
    HotRoderxif you cant tell the difference between the two please don't touch computers. The fact it has a GIANT SAMSUNG LOGO on it should be a indication its not a Apple. I am starting to wonder if the average apple consumer can read.... Since they seem to have issues with reading Logo's


    This just in!!!!!

    Slapping your logo on something makes it yours!
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