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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Chromebook makes its mark

Google's Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago but has snagged 25pc of the US market for low-cost laptops in the past eight months.

The product is defying sceptics and gaining market share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks. It is cheaper since it lacks built-in software, but has a full keyboard and regular software updates from Google.

Chromebooks are benefiting as the market for laptops that cost less than $300 (€234) is set to grow over 10pc this year.

Irish Independent

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