Microsoft beware: Google Chromebooks could surge

HP's 14-inch Chromebook.

Shipments of Chromebooks based on Google’s Chrome running system will surge in the 2nd 1/2 of this year, in step with an Asia-based report.

Shipments can be “double or even triple” the number within the first half of of the year, in keeping with areport Monday in Digitimes that cites unnamed electronics element suppliers.

The report attributes the expected surge partly to “susceptible demand for windows eight” and as a technique for companies like Asus “to counter Microsoft’s dominance.”

in addition to Asus, providers slated to lift the choice of Chromebook models embody Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and Lenovo.

Acer will up its shipments by means of three fold, while Samsung is eying a four fold increase, the record stated.

It’s estimated that Chromebooks from Google, Acer and Samsung hang between 20 percent and 25 percent of the sub-$300 pc market within the U.S., according to the file.

Value alone makes Chromebooks attractive. Samsungs $249 Chromebook has been aconsistent bestseller on Amazon. As has Acer’s $220 Chromebook.

windows eight laptops generally start at round $599. overall, deliveries of home windows laptops were falling on a quarterly basis, consistent with IDC and Gartner.

Author: Rohit Shetty

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