(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – During 2013, Google products saw a significant increase in sales, while competitors, Apple and Microsoft, saw a decline in the sales of their laptops, states a report from NPD.
According to NPD’a report, 14.4 million desktop, notebooks, and tablets were sold in 2013, a 25.4 percent increase from 2012.
Google’s Chromebook and Android tablet had the biggest impact, selling 1.76 million devices.
The Chromebook alone accounted for 21 percent of laptop sells in the U.S, “up from negligible share in the prior year.”
“New products like Chromebooks, and reimagined items like Windows tablets, are now supplementing the revitalization that iPads started in personal computing devices,” states NPD Vice President, Stephen Baker. “It is no accident that we are seeing the fruits of this change in the commercial markets as business and institutional buyers exploit the flexibility inherent in the new range of choices now open to them.”
Apple and Windows struggled with the sales of their laptops.
Apple notebooks and desktops devices fell short, falling 7 percent from 2012, while Windows notebooks showed no growth over 2012.