There is new data out showing that Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS platform--are continuing to eat into Microsoft's share of the portable computing market. The NPD Group is out with research that shows that during the 10-week period from July 4 to Sept. 1, both Chromebooks and Mac portable computers eroded Microsoft's share.

Chromebooks only had a measly 3.3% share of the market in 2013, but jumped to 4.5% this year, a 36% rise. Meanwhile, Apple's Mac portables accounted for 26.8% of all retail sales to consumers for the same period.

Windows system sales dropped from 72.3% share in 2013 to 68.4% in 2014, according to NPD data.

As reported here during the last days of 2013, holiday sales numbers for Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS platform--were very strong. They are expected to be strong again with the holidays looming now.
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--jeremy