As Steve Jobs coined the term, “The Post PC Era”. The battle for the king of PC is still on going. Not so much fully a PC, and i am sure you know what we are talking about here. Chrome OS and Windows 8 which are both having a taste of traditional desktop experience with the verge of going mobile. Chromebook vs Windows 8, Fight!
Its been several months in since the launch of Windows 8 by Microsoft. Windows 8 is the supposed future of Microsoft’s operating system. They have decided to go for a all-in-one operating system strategy where it will power both tablet and traditional laptop/desktop in a single software. The Windows Phone 8 will also spot a similar design and architecture amid slight difference to the Windows 8.
Now come the Google Chrome OS, which has lately been getting alot of buzz in the technology scene. With the inception of Chromebook Pixel, it looks like Google is really serious about its Chrome strategy. Their plan on making Chrome OS as powerful as a Windows machine or perhaps even standing along side with the Android platform seems promising.
Chromebook vs Windows 8, how do they fair? Well it seems that Google Chromebook is really taking the market by storm. Acer has reported that about 5 to 10% of all its US shipments are Chromebooks. That’s a huge percentage for a young and new system! Acer introduces the most basic entry level Chromebook called the Acer c7 starting at $199.
Not to mentioned, Samsung Chromebook is also pushing its sales pretty aggressively. Amazon has reported that the Samsung Chromebook is the most popular laptop device sold on its store. The $249 wifi version that is.
Standing today, we see that Chrome OS comes a long way to catching up with Windows 8 or even its on Android brother. However, with the recent push of powerful laptops and all the new changes and features Google Chrome is having; Chromebooks will slowly and surely get a slice of pie in the consumer computer space.Google+