People lie, numbers don't. Chromebooks were launched as a cloud-based OS in 2011, and COVID just exposed the rest of the market as not being ready for that shift. Dead simple OS, cloud apps pre-installed and using an account many people already have and the majority offering good performance for the cost compared to Windows' weak "S Mode" actual use priced them out. I suspect many members here will say for $600+ you can get a better spec'd WIndows machine and more accessibility, and while probably true, the majority of people only need Zoom, Canvas (or other school app that runs in a browser), YouTube and affordable because of the original uncertainty of this all. Chromebooks were the only device that filled that need and it will be interesting to see this time next year how the market looks.
Android Authority, 13 Nov 2020Huge growth for Samsung in the tablet segment.
They seem to have the right strategy to take o... moreAbsolutely, tab S7+ is the best tablet of 2020.
All round premium experience with sturdy build quality as one would expect from a premium device unlike "premium tablets" from other companies which snap in half easily.
Best part is that Samsung priced it lower than some of their flagship phones.
That big AMOLED screen alone might have cost them a lot in terms of Bill of materials.
because tablet is more economical and handy than PC or laptop.
Heyyo, as someone who owns a Asus C523NA-DH02 Chromebook? I just say they are darn good units for tight budgets and they perform well with the simplified Chrome OS. I haven't tried to go to Linux on it as I feel the Intel N3350 will really struggle (maybe Puppy Linux wouldn't be too bad though?).
I definitely feel like I got my money's worth, so if it breaks at work? It won't be super painful to replace.
It is obvious that more and more people start to realize that tablets are computers and not toys.
Covid causes the surge.
Huge growth for Samsung in the tablet segment.
They seem to have the right strategy to take over the tablet segment given the new products they launched in the tablet space.