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  • zillionaire_investor zillionaire_investor Dec 28, 2013 3:40 PM Flag

    surge in chromebook sales worries Microsoft

    Chromebooks grabbed about one-fifth of the commercial laptop market in 2013, up from virtually nothing the year before, according to NPD Group. On the flip side, Windows device sales, with the exception of tablets, have been "tepid" this year.

    The sales of Google Chrome OS-based laptops accounted for 21 percent of all notebook sales through commercial channels year to date through November 2013, the largest share increase across the various product segments, NPD said in a report this week.

    If that isn't proof enough of Chromebooks' rise in popularity, Amazon said Thursday that among laptops, the Samsung Chromebook, Asus Transformer Book, and Acer Chromebook were "holiday best sellers."

    All the major pc manufacturers are now selling chromebooks.

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    • Bump! Bump! Chromebooks! Bump!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Its folks like you that the NSA recruit for sales people, you can pump their message and they don't have to pay to for anything.

    • Yet again, M$ fails in mobile.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • 3 Replies to the.heretic6
      • yet again the douchebag bashes Microsoft touting some biased and disreputable news report which isnt worth the time spent to read it- if chromebooks are doing so well then I guess the vaunted Iturds and Droid turds are not- the first thing that comes to mind is who benefits- certainly not GOOG since its an even trade off for their droid tablet sales and AAPL-well they have been going down hill for over a year now. Microsoft on the other hand has been climbing since the introduction of W-8 and considering the synergy with all of the MSFT applications in the world GOOG cant be overjoyed just terrifyed - Chromebook?? Chromebook cant compete with the Surface RT its nearest competitor

      • Nobody wants a Windows 8 PC with Metro Tiles!

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • corneliusflake Dec 30, 2013 2:12 AM Flag

        "Chromebooks Accounted For 21% Of U.S. Notebook Sales This Year [Research]"

        By Adnan Farooqui on 12/29/2013

        "There is a lot of competition in the notebook market, competition that not only rides on the latest and greatest hardware, but also on the software. Apple’s notebooks, powered by OS X, have their own standing in the market, and so do Windows powered machines. Chromebooks are the new kids on the block, but according to the NPD Group’s research, Google’s browser based OS ended up taking a significant chunk of U.S. notebook sales in 2013.

        The figures reveal as massive improvement from last year when Chromebooks only equalled to two-tenths of one percent of all computer and tablet sales in the U.S. This year, NPD Group claims, the Chromebooks accounted for 10 percent for all computer and tablet sales and 21 percent of all U.S. commercial notebook sales through November. Amazon’s list of most popular products during the holiday shopping season have two such notebooks from Acer and Samsung. According to the retailer, these Chromebooks were two of the three best selling notebooks during the holiday season in the U.S. One major reason why customers are turning to Chromebooks is the price, most models are priced around $200, much lower than an average Windows 7 powered notebook. The percentage is expected to rise in 2014, with a new crop of Chromebooks expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, next month."

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