Samsung is going to put an entire focus on Chromebooks restricting production of Windows notebooks in 2015, claimed by a latest techno news report.
Digitimes, a very close source to the Asia-based industry site within the supply chain serving the South Korean electronics giant, are reporting that Samsung “will no longer launch conventional notebook models except Chromebooks” from 2015.
The company launched one of the first Chromebooks back in 2011 being a prolonged supporter of Google’s thin-client cloud-based OS. According to sources, a very refreshed version of their best-selling ‘Samsung Chromebook’ is rumored to arrive near Easter. But this is to put a question mark on their decision whether this is going to be market savvy and customer winning step to win-over the world wide competitors and laptop users. In support, the report does give a potential reasoning for such a switch.
In 2013, Samsung reduced their shipment from 17 million notebooks to 12 million. According to inside report, the forecast of 2014, the shipment has been lowered to 7 million units –a drop of nearly 50% on the previous year.
Apart from statistics, does it really make sense for them to concentrate on Chrome OS exclusively eliminating Windows?
They are possibly focusing to enjoy their old success back on 2012.
The excitement increases with Windows 8 expected to send PC sales into ‘free fall‘ this year, it is going to be a good gamble that pays off. According to the research release, Worldwide PC shipments in the first quarter totaled 76.3 million units, down 13.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year, the decline was worse than 7.7 percent previously forecast by the analyst firm.
In case of users, The Chromebook is a far simpler device, which relies very much on accessing the cloud both for storage and for most applications. You have to purchase an Office 365 subscription because you can’t install Office on a Chromebook, but you can sign in from your Chromebook to use the Office Web apps. The obvious alternative to Microsoft Office on the Chromebook is to use Google Docs instead. The platform is compatible with most of the Microsoft Office files, but not so sophisticated that way. The only satisfactory point is that it provides most of the core functions of MS office you may need to have.
A Windows laptop is something more than surfing the web and using web apps that with a Chromebook. But being convenient with Microsoft Office, there are countless other things you get only with a full-powered PC in this platform as connecting to workplace networks, using rich tools to edit your photos and videos online and offline, using core graphics software like adobe Photoshop, calling your friend with Skype, saving your resume to eitherOne-Driveor your desktop, downloading games and other popular apps from the Windows Store, using both the Start screen and the familiar Windows desktop, organizing your files on your laptop for easy access even when you’re offline, working both online and offline, using iTunes, and.
You may be tempted by the low prices of various Chromebooks but were frightened away by fears of limited productivity. As per discussion just we made, Chromebooks will be good enough for some users while proving limiting to many others, much like high-powered gaming notebooks are best suited for a select group of people. Since Chromebooks run Chrome OS, Google’s operating system, it relies heavily on Google’s suite of applications. Although users can log into Chrome OS as a guest, users should log into the system with Google credentials in order to have the best experience.
Still it is not clear very much whether Chromebook will be a suitable replacement for Windows notebook with real life solution. The future only could say whether Samsung is making correct forecast or not, but as per present time scenario, Windows notebook is running far ahead of Chromebook.