Intel: Big Winner In The War Between Chromebooks And Cheap Windows Notebooks
- Samsung’s decision to use a x86 processor for its new Chromebook 2 product is another big win for Intel. Unlike tablet chip sales, notebook chip sales might be profitable.
- The rapid increase in popularity of Chromebooks has forced Microsoft to lower its Windows licensing fees. Hewlett-Packard and Acer already sell sub-$200 Windows 8.1 notebooks.
- Notebook sales are still very important for Intel.