14 percent of US laptop sales

Chromebook sales still on the rise

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The latest figures from NPD, by way of BetaNews, show that Google Chromebooks are continuing to sell well in the U.S. The research firm estimates that in 2014 Chromebooks accounted for 14 percent of all laptop sales for both the commercial and retail channels; up 85 percent from 2013. The former market accounted for the bulk of those sales as Chrome OS is finding a home in the classroom.

On this week’s Chrome Show, we discussed the numbers and pointed out details of Dell’s latest Chromebook which is specifically aimed at education with a few unique features that students and teachers should like. We also recap everything we know — and don’t yet know —  about the upcoming [company]Google[/company] Chromebook Pixel refresh. Tune in below or download this week’s podcast here.

8 Responses to “Chromebook sales still on the rise”

  1. Lynne Arnold

    I love my Chromebook and use it about 95% of the time. I only use my PC laptop on the rare occasions that I need to do something that my Chromebook won’t do, which generally is to connect remotely to my work computer. If not for needing to connect remotely to work sometimes, all I would need is the Chromebook.

    • Ordeith

      No, not by a LONG shot.
      This is a very narrowly defined segment of the broader market.
      In the broader market Apple has about 10%, Chromebooks are still less than 1%.