Early Chromebook Sales Soft, Reports DigiTimes

As we’ve reported on previous occasions, there have been no official reports by Google, Samsung or Acer about Chromebook sales since the mid-June launch.

DigiTimes, which publishes daily news about Asia’s IT industry, has been cited by many online publications noting that Chromebook sales have been weak, at least during the introductory months.

An excerpt from a DigiTimes report states: “In June 2011, Acer and Samsung launched their Chromebooks ahead of other PC brand vendors, but by the end of July, Acer had reportedly only sold 5,000 units and Samsung was said to have had even lower sales than Acer, according to sources from the PC industry.”

The report’s focus was not so much on the Chromebook but on the lukewarm reaction of Taiwanese vendors to Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s promotional message for the Chrome OS and the recently launched development center for manufacturers in Taiwan.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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