NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sales of Google's  ( GOOG) Chromebook surged this year -- outselling Apple's  ( AAPL) MacBook, according to a study by research group NPD.  From January through November 2013, 1.76 million Chromebooks were sold -- that's up from a total of 400,000 sold last year.  Altogether, Chromebooks made up 21% of notebook sales in 2013.  

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Sales of Google's Chromebook surged this year -- outselling Apple's MacBook, according to a study by research group NPD.

The report found that 25% more desktops, notebooks and tablets were sold in the U.S. in 2013 compared to the year earlier.  Helping to fuel that surge -- Chromebooks, which saw 1.76 million units sold from January through November.  That's up from 400,000 units in 2012.  That means Chromebooks made up 21% of notebook sales in 2013, according to NPD.  Meanwhile, the report showed that Apple's desktop and laptop sales dropped 7%.

Amazon's ( AMZN) list of best-selling products during the holiday period backs up NPD's findings.  Amazon lists Chromebooks as first and second on its list of best-selling laptops this holiday season.  A driving factor could be their lower price points: Amazon's top seller was the Acer C720 Chromebook, which is listed for $199.

In New York, I'm Brittany Umar for TheStreet.

--Written by Brittany Umar in New York.


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