As 2014 began, several prominent analysts were taking aim at recent media reports that have allegedly miscast how well Chromebooks–portable computers based on Google’s Chrome OS platform–are doing in sales terms. “There has been a ton of misreporting as many lazy reporters and bloggers have characterized this as all sales, which it wasn’t, or even consumer sales, which it most assuredly was not,” Stephen Baker of the NPD Group,
The second day of IDF Shenzhen conference in China saw the unveiling of a new processor dubbed ‘Braswell’ by Intel; other announcements included a 64-bit Android kernel and the QVOD media box.
An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. As Chromebook shipments expand globally, ABI Research forecasts an increase of CAGR 28% to 11 million in 2019.
That’s just one possible deal you can get from Best Buy when you trade in your old Windows XP system, which is good for a $100 credit.
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