Google Chromebooks likely to struggle in India

With most vendors positioning it as a ‘secondary device’, Google’s latest personal computer Chromebook may struggle to attract attention in India, a highly competitive marketinternet penetration beyond cities is low.
Industry experts said that while the web-centric device may draw interestsome users, its initial sales are expected to be weak due to low broadband penetration in India and competitionexisting PC brands, 90% of which are based on Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
“There is a high probability that some customers will buy Chromebooks, but it will take some time for it to become the primary computing device,” said S Rajendran, chief marketing officer in India for Taiwanese device maker Acer.
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