Here are four good reasons why Microsoft needs to worry about the rise of the Linux-powered, Chrome OS-enabled Chromebooks: Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung.
Some people think Chromebooks are going to "have just enough momentum to be a pain in Microsoft's rear end.". I think they need to look closer.
Many of Microsoft's long-time PC partners—Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, and now HP are offering Chromebooks. Why are they doing this? Because people want an affordable computer that, unlike Windows 8 systems, doesn't require them to relearn everything they ever knew about how to use a computer.