Chromebooks: A bright spot in the dark PC market

Posted by sjvn on Jul 11, 2013 8:43 PM EDT
ZDnet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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Yes, the PC market is going to hell in a hand-basket -- except for the sub-$300 market where the Linux-based Chromebook is leading the way to growth. It's no secret that the PC market is awful. With tablets on one side and Windows 8's failure to gain market success on the other, worldwide PC sales have dropped more than 10-percent in the last quarter alone. According to retail sales analysis firm NPD there is one bright spot though: low-priced notebooks with Linux-based, Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks.

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