Microsoft should be scared
PC sales for 2013 are out and it’s an interesting picture for Microsoft who has recently started going on the offensive against Chromebooks.
Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all notebook sales, up from negligible share in the prior year
Now, this number is only commercial sales and doesn’t include direct to consumers. To get an idea of just how that’s going, the easiest place to look is Amazon where 4 of the 5 top selling laptops are Chromebooks.
Recent advertising attempts to tell consumers that Chromebooks are terrible have gone down the route of ridiculous facts like the lack of Microsoft Office (ha!) and the fact that they can’t do anything offline (which also isn’t true).
2014 will be an interesting year, if Chromebooks continue to eat up market share. Most consumers seem to just want a machine to access the internet that just works, after all, what software could they possibly need anymore?