New Samsung Chromebooks Aim to Leave the Bargain Basement Behind
According to market researcher NPD, Samsung is by far the most successful seller of computers based on Google’s Chromebook platform in the U.S., with 60 percent of the market in 2013. But it has more and more company: Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Toshiba and Google itself all make Chrome machines in a variety of sizes and with varying approaches.
Today, Samsung is announcing a line of Chromebooks it calls Chromebook 2 — and since it includes two models for the first time, it does indeed count as a line. The changes involved are incremental, but they continue the general recent trend of Chromebooks increasingly encroaching on the low end of the market for Windows-based notebooks.
For the first time, Samsung is offering a 13.3-inch Chromebook with a 1920-by-1080 HD screen — a size which makes for a more plausible primary computer for more people than Samsung’s current…
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