I was more shocked at how high the numbers are
I knew "Chromebooks were a thing in education", but 2 large vendors still shifting 34 million still feels pretty significant.
Crashing Chromebook shipments caused the global PC market to shrink for the first time since the pandemic began. Or so says the latest data from Gartner, which estimates that total unit sales into the channel fell 7.3 percent year-on-year to 77.5 million units in the first quarter. Remove Chromebooks from that equation and the …
Possibly? My numbers are probably a bit off for this, but it looks as though Apple will ship 3 times more iPads in the same quarter than the quoted Chromebook sales - Their shipments may well fall fall compared to 1Q last year because of chip supply constraints…
Yep. Apple is notoriously bad for business networks and integration. Having a Windows network is bad enough, a hybrid Windows-Apple networkd must be exercise in frustration.
Apple shines, however, in creation and the arts in general, which are mostly solo endeavours.
Possibly more inventory in the chromebook supply chain.
If you are making cutting edge laptops with the latest screens, GPUs and processors you don't have a lot of stock on hand because production is ramping up and the models change rapidly.
If you are making bog standard chromebooks by the million you are likely to have longer stable production runs of parts and so much bigger parts stocks.
Chromebooks would really have to improve to entice me to get one as my text laptop. ChromeOS is the main reason but at that £600 ish pricepoint I want for my day to day laptop the specs on something like a pixelbook don't really seem to jump out at me, and this is coming from a person with a pixel 6 and pixel buds so would love the integration.
I have a Dell 2-in-1 Chromebook. Fold the screen all the way over and it's a tablet. Cost about £300, I think, from Amazon.
It's not a laptop and it's pretty rotten for creating things on, Google Docs being an awkward joke. However, it's my go-to for any form of consumption: YouTube, eBay, El Reg, news, whatever. The battery lasts for ever and it just works. Shame Google are withdrawing support in June. It'll probably get Linux then.
With MS taking their main desktop products to 365 land and the general under usage that most workers put their devices too, I'm surprised they're not seen as a decent alternative for corporations to fit out their workforces with and save huge amounts of money in the process.
Decent starter units come in around £150 against our current corporate Windows laptops at around the £700 mark!
Saying that, I am increasingly biased here as I really, really fluffing hate supporting muggles with Windows laptops nowadays, especially in the corporate arena with anything other than domain admin rights, which I don't got in a tiered environment at 2nd line level.
This isn't helped by said muggles seemingly getting generally dumber as time goes on, for any number of reasons.
My experience and that of others I know who use them is that they're sleek and slick and provide pretty good coverage for personal productivity and home use for almost all tasks bar bloaty Adobe/Photoplop and serious music tools tho, saying that, my only paid for platform for the former is available on Linux and works well on my workstation as the APPROPRIATE tool for the job.
Also, I'm just not that picky about imaging and video tools, cos it ain't exactly rocket science, is it!
Using a Chromebook is like a punishment because they're so limited. The only reason they have education is that the users have no recourse, the idea the Chromebooks were going to challenge Windows, Apple or any other kind of notebooks was something cooked up in the marketing departments of Chromebook sellers.
> Acer chromebook 315
I got one. Slick machine. Accepts ANY damm mouse the cat dragged home, no "searching MS Mongolia for 200MB drivers" like the WinMachine; more tolerant than modern Linux.
But not at all snappy. Stuck in Chromebook software (and a few useful standalone web pages). And going out of support real soon.
I bit my lip for 2 years, and just took delivery of a 5yo Dell Ultrabook, ex-FedEx refurb. BLOWS the Chrome off the CBook, for browsing, and will run much of my 30 year collection of Windows-world softwares.
Considering the other Dell laptop in this house turns 19 this year, I hope for much better cost/year than the ChromeBook.