Why? Because it's either too cheap or too expensive. On the cheap side, Acer recently introduced a model priced at just $199.99 after introducing a $249.99 model the month prior.
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and Google had teamed to introduce the $279 Chromebook 11, but those devices are no longer available because of reported issues with some chargers overheating. (In a statement to The Verge, the two companies characterized the change as "pausing" sales of the device.)
At the higher end, Tim says the Chromebook Pixel isn't distinctive enough to justify its minimum $1,299 price tag. That leaves Google searching for a better, more cost-effective design for a business-class cloud laptop as Acer ponders its own version of the touchscreen laptop and Apple and Microsoft refine their own hardware.
Can Google make a run at this market? Or are Chromebooks doomed to remain low-cost throwaway machines? Tim answers these questions and more in the video. Please watch now and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.