Out of nowhere, Google’s Chromebook has overtaken the MacBook in unit share as of a new report from NPD Group. Most notably though the biggest impact in unit share seems to have been to Windows laptops and desktops. MacBooks are also down substantially and slight decline with iPad’s. Android based tablets are also taking an increasing share of the market.
The pricepoint and functionality of tablets is clearly a key contributor to their success. Chromebooks are priced even lower generally with Google apps and auto updating included.