Amazon revealed this morning that two Chromebooks – the Samsung Chromebook and the Acer Chromebook – have been two of the top-selling laptops for holiday buyers. The information, delivered as a part of Amazon’s press release about its massive holiday season, is a milestone for Google’s web-centric laptop working system.
It’s additionally dangerous information for Microsoft, which continues to be attempting to push shoppers in the direction of Home windows 8 PCs as producers look to Google’s platform as a strategy to diversify their choices and climate the tablet-fueled storm that’s at the moment pummeling PC market share.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t look all dangerous. One of many Chromebooks’ key benefits over a Home windows or Mac laptop is value: Acer’s Chromebook begins at $199, whereas the Asus Transformer E book, a Home windows PC that made Amazon’s Top 3, is more than $400. For individuals trying to give the reward of a laptop this season, the 200 greenback distinction between the laptops might have swayed their choice. It might be that this spike in gross sales is seasonal, and received’t have that a lot of an impact on the general laptop market.