Canalys Global Chromebook sales have plummeted 60
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Canalys: Global Chromebook sales have plummeted 60%

A study conducted by Canalys suggests that the demand for portable computers running the Chrome OS operating system has fallen sharply in the global market.

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Image source: pixabay.com / PhotoMIX Company

It is estimated that around 4.9 million Chromebooks were sold worldwide in the first quarter of this year. This is a 59.7% decrease compared to the first quarter of 2021, when 12.2 million units were shipped.

The largest supplier of laptops running Chrome OS is Lenovo, with a Chinese company accounting for almost a quarter of the global market at 24.9%.

    Image source: Canalys

Image source: Canalys

Acer comes second with a score of 23.1%. Bronze went to Dell – 17.9%. The top five Chromebook vendors also include HP and Asus, with 15.8% and 9.4%, respectively.

All other market participants together control 8.9%. Analysts believe demand for Chromebooks will pick up closer to the start of the new school season.

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