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Amazon’s Top-3 Christmas Computers were Chromebooks. (USA)

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Chromebooks wide

Amazon have announced their ‘holiday’ best sellers and in the computer category the top 3 places go to Chromebooks. Despite $200 Windows newcomers the Chromebooks remained the top seller for the second year in a row.

In a press release issued on the 26th December Amazon have listed a range of holiday-season facts. Among them were the top-three selling Computers.

  • Computers: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-inch, 2GB); ASUS Chromebook 13-inch with Gigabit WiFi (16GB, 2GB); HP 11-2010nr 11.6-inch Chromebook (Snow White)

In some respects it’s no surprise that the cheapest laptops on the market were among the best sellers but that all three were Chromebooks is significant. The Acer CB3-111 (11-inch) didn’t make it to the top-3 despite it getting some good reviews and offers over the season but Acer won’t exactly be unhappy as the C720 continues to dominate sales. The price/performance ratio on this laptop continues to be class-leading.

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Chromebook prices could drop – Digitimes

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Digitimes, the Taiwanese IT news outlet, has an interesting Chromebook teaser up today. According to ‘sources’ there’s a bit of a fight breaking out among the big OEMs. Acer, HP and Samsung are to “launch new products to defend their market shares” while Dell, ASUS and Lenovo are looking to increase share. ASUS, it’s said, is to launch ‘many’ different models in Q4 2014.

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18-percent of sub-$300 laptops are Chromebooks

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Toshiba CB35

Watch this figure: 18%. It’s the percentage of sub $300 laptops sold in the USA in the third quarter that were Chromebooks. Why is it significant? Because that was the ‘back to school’ period and if the Q4 figure is anything less than 18% you’ll know who’s buying Chromebooks from retail channels in the USA.

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Intel pushes new and advanced Chromebook features at IDF

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Chromebook Market 2014

Chromebooks hit 1 million sales in Q2 of this year and we expect that number to rise sharply after the Q3 ‘back to school’ numbers are in because that’s where Chromebooks appear to be having their biggest impact. 42% of Chromebook sales are in the reseller space.

In a presentation at the Intel Developer Forum last week we saw Intel’s vision for Chromebook differentiation. Obviously they highlighted all their platform advantages including media decoding, low power states, fast start, wake-on-wireless and wake-on-voice.  Intel also highlighted the security model that most of us are at least aware of by now. It’s that, Power-Wash and remote management that appear to be attractive for businesses, education and even the health sector.

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iSuppli : 45 Million Ultrabook Storage Solutions to Ship in 2013.

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P1140740In a report issued yesterday, iSuppli is predicting that 45 million SSD, cache SSD and Hyrid HDD solutions will ship for Ultrabooks and ultrathins in 2013 indicating a huge 4X jump over 2012. Isuppli is predicting that despite a contraction of the PC market but that a flattening off of interest for ‘superthins’ will ‘take-off’ in the second half of 2013.

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