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Archive for September 24th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

The back-to-school shopping period, which runs from July 4th through Labor Day, is watched very closely by the computer and technology industry, with all tech companies hoping to make inroads among students returning to school.

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Image courtesy of Apple

This year, according to the NPD Group, Macs and Chromebooks led the computer market segment, with each picking up significant shares at the expense of Microsoft, which saw overall declines in the PC market.

Devices running the Chrome OS saw the biggest uptick, with a 37 percent growth year-over-year, moving from 3.3 percent of the market last year to 4.5 percent this year. Devices running OS X saw a 14 percent uptick year-over-year, with 24.3 percent of the market in 2013 and 26.8 percent in 2014.

Devices running Windows saw an overall decline once again, dropping from 72.3 percent in 2013 to 68.4 percent in 2014.

Read more on About: Macs.

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