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'A Place for Them'
Nevertheless, there is evidence that Chromebooks are gaining some traction in some market segments. In January, for instance, Acer President Jim Wong told news media that Chromebooks accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of his company's U.S. shipments since their release in November. The financial journal The Street has reported that some enterprises are ready to have as many as 20 percent of their employees try Chromebooks.
Avi Greengart, an analyst with industry research firm Current Analysis, said it was "inevitable PC makers would look for alternatives," given slow sales for Windows computers and competition from Windows' maker, Microsoft , in the form of Surface tablets.
He added that, although he'd prefer to see some hard sales figures, his current take is "there's a place for them, but not necessarily a majority place." With near-zero configuration and what Greengart called "the ultimate thin client," the device may be finding a home in school systems and other large organizations.
Posted: 2013-05-01 @ 6:10pm PT
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