NPD: Chromebooks Selling Well in Sub-$300 Market

Brian Womack, reporting for Bloomberg:

Chromebooks have in just the past eight months snagged 20 percent to 25 percent of the U.S. market for laptops that cost less than $300, according to NPD Group Inc. The devices, which have a full keyboard and get regular software updates from Google, are the fastest-growing part of the PC industry based on price, NPD said.

Update: Chromebook users apparently aren’t the market for Daring Fireball. According to Google Analytics, Chrome OS accounting for 0.07 percent of DF visitors over the past month. Still ahead of Firefox OS, though.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013