I saw a number of articles about the incredible numbers on chrome books this year and thought it strange as I don't think I have seen one in the wild.
What most tech reporters don't bother to explain is that NPD clearly says its measurement base is what it calls "US commercial channels." I emailed an NPD representative to ask exactly what this means, and was told that it's comprised of "US B2B sales using distribution partners."
and boils it down to this
That's a very small piece of the overall PC and tablet pie.
He finishes with an analysis of Microsoft's Scroogled campaign.