Chromebook shipments were up 67 percent in Q3 on the previous quarter, data released by industry tracking firm ABI Research says.

The growth, between July and September 2014, is in line with reported stats for the PC market as a whole over the same period, which performed above expectations — something analyst company IDC attributed to strong sales of “…entry systems, including Chromebooks”.

Acer in the Pack

The boost in shipments is good news for Acer, who ABI Research say has increased its lead over rivals as the premier Chromebook maker.

Not that other OEMs will be too disgruntled. Acer, Samsung and HP made up 74 percent of all Chromebook sales in the first half of 2014, something ABI expects to see maintained into the second half.

ABI is also predicting Chromebook sales will “double in size” year-on-year. Based on Chromebook sales numbers for this year alone, that claim sounds less like a calculated prediction and more like a stone-cold certainty.

ABI Research provides analysis and ‘quantitative forecasting of global technology trends’.

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