The Google Chromebook is probably lesser known than the tablets. It is versatility makes it one of the options for notebook users for lightweight tasks.
Due to the weak demand of Windows 8, Google has been trying to take advantage of this situation but getting a bigger pie of the PC market. It is predicted that there will be a surge in Chromebook shipments in the 2H 2013 as Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics are all reportedly ready to launch new Chromebooks in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
It is also repoted that Intel and AMD are both developing the chromebook. First tier manufacturer ASUS is also reported to be developing related models to counter Microsoft Windows 8.
HP and Lenovo are both expected to increase their Chromebook orders in the second half compared to the first, while Acer will dramatically raise its orders by three fold and Samsung four fold, helping to raise overall Chromebook shipments in the second half.