Thinking about “back-to-school” and a new computer? Check Chromebook!

Chromebooks, however, have become much more affordable over the last year, which has led to some people going with the Samsung and Acer models instead of tablets. According to the latest data from NPD Group Inc. (via Bloomberg), Chromebooks have accounted for between 20 and 25 percent of all laptop sales under $300 over the last eight months. Overall, according to IDC data, PC shipments fell 4 percent in 2012 and will fall 7.8 percent this year. (via Chromebooks exploding in down PC market, now up to a quarter of all laptops sold for under $300 | 9to5Google)

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