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Chromebooks Take Over Classrooms With Sales Topping 5 Million

Chromebooks Take Over Classrooms With Sales Topping 5 Mill.

Chromebooks are taking over education. This year alone, Chromebook sales have reached 5.2 million, adding up to a 79% increase over sales for 2013, according to Gartner. 

The outlook remains impressive with a predicted 14.4 million shipments through 2017. In 2013, 85% of shipments were for education us, and in the United States, a total of 2.9 million Chromebooks were sold last year, according to EducationNews.org. 

Samsung and Acer Chromebooks continued to sell well in 2013 and were the most popular devices in primary and secondary schools. Acer, at 21.4% specifically aimed its Chromebooks at schools looking for less expensive decives. HP held third place with a 6.8% share of the market, with a large customer base in education and business. Lenovo's 6.7% of the market was also due to its sales to schools with its Chromebook. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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