The results are in, and sales have never looked better for Google's Chromebook. The laptop saw an increase of nearly 10 percent of its position in the combined PC and tablet market. On the other hand, Apple laptops accounted for 1.8 percent, which is a decline from the 2.6 percent it had in 2012.
Although Chromebooks did particularly well with the commercial buyer market (schools, businesses, government departments and the like), its popularity with non-commercial buyers should be noted too. The top two bestelling laptops on Amazon's US site are both Chromebooks, with the Acer Chromebook coming in first place and available at only $199.
The popularity behind the Chromebook is due in part to its role as a replacement for the late netbook. While netbooks never really took off due to their inefficiencies, Chromebooks are full-sized computers that offer the barebones of any normal laptop. As devices to be used specficially for cloud-sharing servbices, Chromebooks fit the bill.