Google (GOOG) Chromebooks Were Amazon (AMZN) Holiday Best Sellers

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google's (GOOG) Chrome OS proved popular this holiday, taking two out of three top spots in the laptop category in Amazon's (AMZN) list of best selling items. Shares of Google are up 0.5% to $1116.85.

Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer were the first and third best-selling laptops on Amazon this holiday season, respectively. The second-place spot went to the Asus Transformerbook which runs Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 8 operating system. There were no Apple (AAPL) laptops in the top three.

News of Amazon's sales comes shortly after an NPD report that estimates that Chromebooks accounted for 9.6% of all PC and tablet shipments from January to November 2013. The research group previously estimated that Google now controls between 20% and 25% of the $300 or less PC laptop market.

TheStreet Ratings team rates GOOGLE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate GOOGLE INC (GOOG) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

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