Chromebook sales up sharply in 2013
While Apple and Microsoft's share of laptops sold in America decreased in 2013, Google dramatically increased its portion of sales.
From January through November, Google sold 1.76 million Chromebook laptops in the U.S., up from 400,000 during the comparable period in 2012, according to a report by NPD Group.
With that increase in sales, Google's Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of laptops sold during that period, “up from negligible share in the prior year,” according to the report.
Google Chromebook laptops run the company's Chrome OS software, which essentially lets users connect to the Internet through the company's Internet browser.
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