A brand new report from the market researchers at Canalys claims that Chromebook gross sales surged 275 p.c within the first quarter of 2021, dramatically outpacing the PC trade.
“Chromebooks are nicely and actually a mainstream computing product now,” Canalys Analysis Analyst Brian Lynch says. “Whereas the training sector nonetheless accounts for almost all of shipments, their recognition with shoppers and conventional industrial prospects has reached new heights over the course of the final yr.”
General, Canalys says that hardware makers offered over 122 million PCs within the first quarter of 2021, a acquire of 53.1 p.c year-over-year (YOY). However Chromebooks grew 275 p.c to 12 million models within the quarter. That’s about 9.eight p.c marketshare, not removed from the 10 p.c share that Chromebooks grabbed in 2020.
Based on Canalys, HP and Lenovo “dominate” the Chromebook market, however corporations like Acer and Samsung have discovered nice success with Chromebooks as nicely. HP was the largest maker of Chromebooks total, with four.four million models offered within the quarter, a acquire of 633.7 p.c YOY. Lenovo (three.1 million models), Acer (1.four million), Samsung (1.2 million), and Dell (1 million) stuffed out the highest 5.