International Data Corporation (IDC) reports a sharp drop in shipments of laptops running the Chrome OS operating system: in the second quarter of this year, shipments of such devices were more than halved compared to the same period in 2021.
It is estimated that approximately 6.0 million Chromebooks were sold worldwide between April and June (inclusive). For comparison: A year earlier sales were 12.3 million units. A decrease of 51.4 percent was thus recorded.
Analysts note that the observed picture is partly due to a drop in demand in the education segment. However, Chromebook shipments are still exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
The biggest player in the industry is Dell Technologies, whose share has increased from 14.7% to 25.5% in one year. In second place is Acer Group, which strengthened its position from 15.4% to 22.6%. Bronze went to Lenovo with a return of 19.4% compared to 20.4% last year.
Fourth is HP, which has lost a lot of ground, with the company’s share falling from 35.2% to 15.6% over the year. Samsung closes the top five with 6.2% compared to 7.0% in the second quarter of 2021.