First Real-World Usage Figures Suggest Chromebooks Are Struggling

Ed Bott:

In its first week of monitoring worldwide usage of Google’s Chrome OS, NetMarketShare reported that the percentage of web traffic from Chromebooks was roughly 2/100 of 1 percent, a figure too small to earn a place on its reports.

The first Chromebooks went on sale in June 2011, nearly two years ago. In the run-up to the launch, ZDNet’s own Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols called the Chromebook a “Windows killer”, predicting that “Microsoft is facing real trouble” in the market for desktop PCs.

My take all along: Who wants a computer that runs nothing but a web browser?

Thursday, 18 April 2013