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Chromebooks are beating Macs, but which Chromebook's for you?

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History was made in the first quarter of 2016 as more Chromebooks were shipped in the U.S. than Macs according to market research company International Data Corporation.

Sure, less-expensive, non-Mac computers don't offer the same high-end performance that allows you to professionally edit photos and videos, but that's not what most people need in a computer.

The numbers are showing that instead of dropping $900 on a laptop with a bunch of features they don't need, people are starting to lean toward the more fiscally responsible option: Chromebooks.

With things like cloud storage and web apps ironically put in the spotlight by the iPhone, the need for high-performance computers has gone down.

Chromebooks have proven to be very successful in the classroom, IDC's Linn Huang told The Verge, where students don't need to use very demanding applications and programs — the high-performing computers can stick to the computer labs while laptop carts can be filled with less-expensive Chromebooks.

Although its 10-inch screen and keyboard can feel a bit cramped, the Flip can convert into a tablet, stand or tent.

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