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Chromebooks in High Demand

Category: Gadgets
Posted: July 12, 2013 02:44PM
Author: Prunes

This may come as a surprise for most, but it appears that Chromebooks are actually in high demand these days. And that is despite the huge decline in PC sales at the moment.

Chromebooks currently account for 20-25 percent of all budget laptops sold in the US, and that is expected to increase by 10 percent this year, according to analyst firm NPD Group. "While we were skeptical initially, I think Chromebooks definitely have found a niche in the marketplace" said Stephen Baker, an analyst at NPD Group.

Although Chromebooks sell well, the market share is still quite small. In the first quarter of this year, the market share for Chromebooks was at 4-5 percent, but that is still an improvement over the 2 percent the chromebooks had in the first quarter of 2012. So maybe there is some truth to Google's claim that last year 10 percent of all laptops sold at PC World (US only) were Chromebooks.

Samsung and Acer have sold Chromebooks since 2011, while HP was a little later to the party with its Pavilion 14 that started shipping earlier this year. And then of course there is Google's flagship, the Pixel Chromebook.

Source: PC Pro



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CheeseMan42 on July 13, 2013 06:44AM
I have one and I love it. It does everything I wanted when I bought it. I was looking for something small, excellent battery life, inexpensive, and not Windows to use while watching TV.
Prunes on July 13, 2013 01:43PM
Which one do you have? I'm really curious about these, but I know no one, who has one.
CheeseMan42 on July 15, 2013 03:38AM
I have the Samsung.

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