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Chromebook shipments expected to grow by over 16 percent this year

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731, Chromebook sales to increase by 16 percent in 2017
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After an excellent year, Chromebook sales are expected to continue growing in 2017 as well. Gartner anticipates a 16.3 percent growth this year, which means shipments of almost 11 million units.

Although the PC market is slowing down, Chromebooks are doing great. Obviously, there convertibles are also on a positive trend, but we will leave them aside for now. Back in 2016, Chromebook shipments grew by 38 percent when compared to 2015. This year, research firm Gartner expects a smaller growth, but still a solid one.

Gartner's estimates show 9.4 million Chromebooks shipped in 2016, up from 6.8 million in 2015. This year, the analysts expect to see almost 11 million units shipped - an increase of 16.3 percent. Looking even further, Gartner anticipates 11.9 million Chromebook sales - an 8.6 percent growth when compared to this 

year's figures.

Most of the Chromebooks that ship these days end up in classrooms. The strongest markets are the US, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Nordic countries. Sadly, this category of portables still has to crack open the Asian market. Back in 2016, the entire PC market accounted for 270 million devices, so Chromebooks are only a drop in an ocean for now.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05- 8 (Update: 2017-05- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.