In Pictures: 8 reasons why Chromebooks aren’t going away

t’s been more than two years since the first Chromebooks went on sale. They certainly haven’t taken the world by storm and there have been varying opinions and doubts about the viability of this notebook platform that runs Chrome OS. But Chromebooks are still alive and may be sticking around for a while. Here are 8 reasons why:

Chromebooks don’t need to be a big moneymaker for Google As long as Acer and other manufacturers can make money selling Chromebooks, Google might not be terribly worried about turning a direct profit. Their intent may not be to sell as much hardware as possible, but to use the hardware to leverage Chrome (via Chrome OS) into emerging and institutional markets. With that in mind, Google may not be expecting to sell much of the Pixel, for example. It looks like a pricey show-off piece that exists mainly to demonstrate the cool things Chrome OS can do, and to serve as a reference hardware at the upper technical end.

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