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Chromebooks reportedly selling worse than the Surface at just 500,000 units

Published Mar 18th, 2013 5:58PM EDT
Google Chromebook Sales

If sales of the Surface have been disappointing so far, then where does that leave sales of Google’s (GOOG) Chromebooks? Unnamed sources have told Digitimes that sales of Google Chromebooks have only totaled around 500,000 so far, which gives the Chrome OS less than a 1% share of the notebook market. Digitimes‘ sources also say that Chromebooks could struggle to gain any traction against Windows-based notebooks for at least the next two years because Google “will still need some time to integrate” Chrome and Android in order to broaden Chromebooks’ appeal for consumers. Google recently tried to generate more hype for Chromebooks by releasing its own Chromebook Pixel that features a 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700-pixel touchscreen display and hefty $1,300 price tag.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.