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Low end Chromebooks


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.

I’m not surprised at the news that Chromebooks have grabbed up to a quarter of the US market for laptops under $300. If you’re spending that little, a Chromebook will give you a lot more performance for your money than something running Windows or even Linux [1].

  1. As will a tablet with a keyboard, although if you want the best one you’ll have to pay a little more.  ↩

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