Chromebook shipments expected to grow by over 16 percent this year
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
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.