Chromebook sales increase 67%, Acer holds the market lead

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Acer C720 Chromebook

Chromebook shipments will double during 2014 compared with 2013, according to data from ABI Research. During the first quarter of 2014, Chromebook shipments increased 67%, compared with the same quarter last year.

Seventy-four percent of Chromebooks shipped during Q1 were manufactured by Acer, Samsung, and HP, the top three leading vendors. Acer controls 37% of the market, and ABI projects it will maintain the lead of market share into next year.

Two of Acer’s Chromebooks are listed in TechRadar’s “Best Chromebook” rankings.

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The Acer Chromebook 13 features a 13.3-inch 1080p resolution screen, and weighs 3.31 pounds, one of the lightest laptops on the market.

We dubbed the Acer C720 Chromebook a perfect "homework machine" ideally suited for students and families.

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