Google Chromebooks eats into Microsoft's notebook sales and to me that is a good thing...

I’ve said it before and I say it again: If I was forced to buy anything else than my beloved MacBook Air, and had to choose between a Windows Laptop and a ChromeBook, I would definitely choose a ChromeBook[1]. just to avoid having to use the troublesome and clunky Windows…

Google Chromebooks took a bite out of Microsoft’s U.S. back-to-school PC sales this year, as some consumers sought an alternative to Windows-based notebook computers.

Google Chromebooks rose to 3.3% of back-to-school PC sales this year from virtually nothing last year, the NPD Group reported Thursday. Microsoft Windows notebooks led the market with 58.2% of unit sales, but that’s down from 60.6% a year earlier, NPD says.

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  1. Looks like a laptop, feels like a laptop but… Chromebooks are a new type of computer designed to help you get things done faster and easier. They run Chrome OS, an operating system that has multiple layers of security, cloud storage, and the most popular Google products built-in.  ↩