The Chromebook is a laptop that uses Chrome OS as its operating system. The Chromebook is manufactured by several companies, including Samsung, Hewlett Packard (HP), and Acer. The first Chromebooks were produced and sold in 2011 by Acer and Samsung. Since then, Lenovo, HP and Google have joined the market, producing Chromebooks. By 2012, it was determined that the Chromebook’s biggest market was comprised of schools. Between January and November 2013, 1.76 million Chromebooks were sold in the United States through all-business distribution channels. In November 2011, Google announced a price reduction on all Chromebooks. Certain Chromebooks produced start for as low as $199! That is a huge selling point for Chromebooks because, as we all know, many laptops can cost near or over $1000. This year, Dell, Toshiba, and Samsung have all released models of the Chromebook. And in addition to the Chromebook, Google has created the Chromebox. The Chromebox is a desktop version of the Chromebook, offering nearly all the same features for people who prefer to sit at a desk, and have less of a need to have a portable computer.