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Chromebooks may grab 5% of PC market, about the same as Apple's Mac

With more than 5 million units expected to be sold this year, Chromebooks will account for about 2% of all personal computers.
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School system CIOs are sold on Chromebooks

The popularity of Chromebooks in school districts may be the main reason they're seeing strong year-to-year growth.

Acer Chromebook 13 adds 4K graphics

Acer is cranking up graphics in its latest Chromebook 13, a 13.3-inch laptop that has an processor capable of rendering 4K video.

HP's SlateBook 14 ships, but it's pricier than expected

Hewlett-Packard's SlateBook 14 laptop with the Android OS has started shipping on schedule, but it's priced at $429, which is $30 more than the company had said it would cost.

Dell accepts Bitcoin payments

Want to buy a laptop with bitcoins? Dell is now accepting the digital currency as a form of payment.

Vizio rethinks PC strategy in weak market

Vizio's two-year run in the PC market has hit a wall, and its existing laptops, desktops and tablets are quickly disappearing as the company re-evaluates its product mix.

Dell halts Chromebook online sales, cites rising demand

Dell's only Chromebook is at least temporarily unavailable for online purchase through the company's website, only seven months after the model started shipping.

Lenovo ships first 4K laptop, challenging Toshiba

Toshiba is not the only company selling a 4K laptop anymore; Lenovo has finally shipped its first 4K laptop, sporting a 5.6-inch screen, after months of delays.

Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth.

Windows will be crucial to a PC market revival in 2015

Microsoft's Windows OS could play a crucial rule in returning worldwide PC shipments to modest growth next year after multiple years of decline, Gartner said on Monday.

Laptops In Depth

Lenovo N20p Chromebook review: An affordable dual-mode device

Lenovo's latest N20p Chromebook functions as both a regular laptop and a stand-supported tablet. But what is it like to use in the real world?

Surface Pro 3 deep-dive review: Has Microsoft finally got it right?

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: Compelling -- but not without compromise

Samsung's Chromebook 2 has a distinctive design and a roomy 1080p display, but it also has some meaningful drawbacks compared to other devices.

Lenovo brings a twist to Chromebook design with N20p touchscreen

Lenovo is bringing a unique design to Chromebooks with the N20p Chromebook, which has a touchscreen that can rotate roughly 300 degrees to a "stand mode."

Review + videos: 3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people

We look at three Windows 8.1 convertibles that can transform into laptops, tablets or presentation devices, and try to discover how useful they really are.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch: A lightweight contender

We test Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook, which is sleek and powerful, offers an impressive display and comes with an interesting keyboard innovation.

Power to the portable: 3 high-performance mobile workstations

When you're running a large-scale simulation or editing a professional video, you need more computing power than most laptops can give. In this roundup, we review three high-powered Windows mobile workstations.

3 Powerful Laptops Built for Serious Business

Looking for a laptop with serious processing power? CIO.com put three high-end laptops -- the Soni Vaio Flip 15, the HP ZBook 15 and the Acer Aspire V3 -- to the photo- and video-editing test to see which offers the best bang for the buck.

Toshiba Satellite Click: A large tablet/laptop for $600

Toshiba's new low-cost convertible Satellite Click features a 13-in. Windows 8 tablet that snaps into its own keyboard.

HP Chromebook 14 (with 4G) review: Solid performance in a plus-sized package

The HP Chromebook 14 with 4G is now available for a highly reasonable $349. Combining great performance with a spacious 14-in. display, is it the right Chromebook for you?