Chromebooks’ success punches Microsoft in the gut

By NPD’s tallies, Chromebooks accounted for 21% of all U.S. commercial notebook sales in 2013 through November, and 10% of all computers and tablets. Both shares were up massively from 2012; last year, Chromebooks accounted for an almost-invisible two-tenths of one percent of all computer and tablet sales.

Stephen Baker of NPD pointed out what others had said previously: Chromebooks have capitalized on Microsoft’s stumble with Windows 8. “

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Dell pulls back from netbook market

Dell introduced the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 in 2008. It included an Intel Atom N270 processor, solid-state storage and an 8.9-inch 22.6-cm screen. A second generation, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10, was built using the Atom Z520 or Atom Z530 processors

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