Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 09:12 UTC
Google "Google's Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago. Now it's defying skeptics and gaining share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks. 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."
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chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

You have always been able to buy a macbook if you want a highend laptop and to avoid windows...

Yes, but MacBooks were not really designed to run Linux. So sometimes you had problems with WiFi, Power management, Thunderbolt, etc. Besides, there is no MacBook that has a touchscreen yet.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Maybe I am missing something, but running Mac OS X is a way to avoid Windows it is not?

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osvil Member since:
2012-10-25

Not only that... Linux runs really nice for me on my macs inside vmware...

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It kinda sucks if you don't specifically want OS X.

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