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    Chromebooks: A bright spot in the dark PC market

    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.

    In an interview, Stephen Baker, NPD's Vice President of Industry Analysis for Consumer Technology, said, that "In the last eight months Chromebooks have snagged 20 percent to 25 percent of the U.S. market for laptops that cost less than $300." Indeed, by NPD's numbers they are the fastest-growing part of the PC market. Baker added that "Chromebooks have come out of nowhere to claim about 5 percent of the total PC market."

    What's driving this growth has not been the high-end Chromebook Pixel, but low-end Chromebooks such as the $199 Acer C710-2856 Chromebook and the $249 Samsung ARM-powered Chromebook.
    More at ZDNet...

    --jeremy

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    Chromebooks got off to a rocky start when they were first released, but Google has finally started to get the Chromebook concept message across to more and more manufacturers, retailers, analysts and users.

    But what about Chromebook users that need to access Windows applications like Microsoft office? They can try products like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Servers and/or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab.

    There's nothing to install on the Chromebook, so AcccessNow is easy to deploy and manage.

    For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:
    http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow

    Please note that I work for Ericom



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