Chromebooks double their market share in 2020

Surpassing Macs in the process

With 2020 being the year of remote working, a lot of people needed a lot of new equipment to work from home and it appears the soup de jour was the humble Chromebook.

Beginning the year on par with Mac sales Chromebooks slowly gapped its nearest rival before hitting an explosion of growth as the pandemic continued.

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The Chrome OS powered devices naturally have a price advantage over Macs, with even the cheapest Mac portable a long way north of Chromebook price tags that often begin in the hundreds instead of the thousands.

The big loser here isn’t Apple however, whilst Chrome OS may have shot passed it with 10.8% of sales (up from 6.4% in 2019), Macs too have increased their share hitting 7.5% (up from 6.7%) with the two eating into the lucrative Windows market down to 80.5% in 2020.

 

Still the lion-share, Microsoft should see the continued decline as a real threat as Apple move to their custom silicon showing exceedingly better computational and battery performance and the rise of Google’s Chrome OS, which can also hit Microsoft’s Office pocket too.

Source: Geekwire

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