ABI Research: Chromebook shipments increased by 67 per cent in Q2 2014

Chromebook shipments (referring to shipments of laptops based on Google's Chrome operating system) increased sequentially by 67 per cent globally in the second quarter of 2014, and are expected to have doubled compared to a year ago. According to new data from ABI Research, Acer continues to maintain its lead over other vendors in the market, including Samsung, HP and Dell. In emerging markets, especially in Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe, business-purchasing entities account for 75 per cent of Chromebook sales. ABI Research also forecasts that North America will account for 78 per cent of the Chromebook market in 2014, while other regions, especially Asia-Pacific and Western Europe, are expected to grow in market share by 2019. Release