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Chromebook PixelThe Google Chromebook comes in four versions,  one by Samsung, another by Acer, one by HP and the new Google “Chromebook Pixel.”  Acer, by the way, is one of world’s largest computer makers, and just reported that it sells more Chromebooks than Windows 8 computers.

Acer said laptops based on the Chrome operating system accounted for ten percent of its shipments since November. “Windows 8 is still not successful,” the president said.

We’re not surprised the Chromebook is such a hit. It self-corrects any problems when you reboot. It’s battery life is around 6 hours. It lets each member of the family sign into their own account, with their own settings, mail and apps. And at $199, the Acer model is less than half the price of an iPad.

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