Are Chromebook Manufacturers Stepping up Production?

Samsung_New_Chromebook_Series_5_-_4_gallery_postAs sales of PCs continue to struggle in spite of the release of Windows 8, Google is reportedly requesting that Chromebook manufacturers increase production significantly.

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, has talked with Chromebook supply chain vendors and reports that new Chromebook models will be launched by Acer, Lenovo, HP and Samsung in the second half of 2013.

“HP and Lenovo are both expected to increase their Chromebook orders in the second half compared to the first, while Acer will dramatically raise its orders by three fold and Samsung four fold, helping to raise overall Chromebook shipments in the second half,” reports DigiTimes.

While Google has not commented on Chromebook sales figures, Caesar Sengupta, Product Development Head for Chromebooks, told Bloomberg.com, “We’re seeing tremendous growth, without a doubt – massive, massive growth.”

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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