It looks like with the recent drop in market value for Samsung, they are shaking things up, well outside of the US at least. Like pushing up the release date of the Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea and now pulling their Chromebook and Laptop sales out of Europe. This comes from an interview with a Samsung spokesperson. So don't take this as confirmed, but it might as well be. We can also look at this and see that it's not just Chromebooks, but their laptops running Windows as well. So it's not that the Chromebooks aren't selling well.
Here's what the quote from the Samsung spokesperson stated:
"We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets. We will continue to thoroughly evaluate market conditions and will make further adjustments to maintain our competitiveness in emerging PC categories."
It's interesting to see Samsung exiting the laptop business in Europe. Hopefully Samsung will respond to us informing us why they are leaving the market. As we'd really like to know why exactly. Chromebooks have been selling very well, in fact about 8 of the top 10 best selling laptops on Amazon are Chromebooks. So perhaps it's that they aren't selling well in Europe? Or maybe it's something else. Either way, this is quite the surprise, and hopefully we get clarification soon.
How many of our European friends are going to be sad to see Samsung exiting the Notebook business over there? How many of you have bought a Samsung Chromebook or Windows laptop in the past few months or even year? Be sure to let us know in the comments how you are liking it, or disliking it.