Google’s Chromebook laptops dominate the Top 20 bestselling laptops list in Amazon.com.
Google recently introduced its new range of fast Chromebook laptops, which is Intel powered and manufactured by seven other giant tech companies.
In an event in San Francisco, manufacturers Toshiba, LG, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus and Acer showcased the lightweight laptops. All of these manufacturers run the Google Chrome Operating System.
Google Executive Caesar Sengupta emphasised during the launch event that eight out of the 20 bestselling laptops in Amazon.com are Chromebooks.
Lenovo’s Chromebooks features a touchscreen-or-hinge design option that allows the owner to use it as a tablet or in the traditional tented-angle. Lenovo offers the N20p Chromebook and the Thinkpad YOGA 11e Chromebook.
After successfully manufacturing the present most popular desktop in Amazon.com, Asus introduces its 11-inch ASUS C200 Chromebook and its 13-inch ASUS C300 Chromebook.
Dell’s Chromebook 11 and Acer C720 have faster processors powered by the Core i3 processor of Intel.
This move aims to address the increasing demand for web-oriented technology.
These new generation Chromebooks have lower prices compared to Windows-run counterparts, because Google has a policy where they don’t charge the manufacturers that will include their software to their computers.
Research firm NPD reports that computers that run Google Chrome OS make up 24% of the sale of the PCs that costs more or less $300 in the US for the first quarter of this year.
Most of the consumers buy these laptops as a backup computer device. Meanwhile, educational institutions see these laptops as affordable replacements for the old Windows XP computers that are not supported by Microsoft any longer.
According to NPD, competition in the computer sector might get tougher this year. NPD industry analysis vice president Stephen Baker said Chrome’s competitors weren’t able to prepare last year. And if they prepare this year, competition will be tighter.