Chromebooks surge at business in 2013, researcher says

dellChromebooks 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.”

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.”  More

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