Laptops with Google’s Chrome OS operating system, known as Chromebooks, were more popular in 2020 than any other year. The successes were particularly great during the last quarter, when deliveries quadrupled compared to the same period the year before.
Throughout 2020, Chromebooks grew by 80 percent according to Gartner, and by a whopping 109 percent according to Canalys. HP is the largest player with a market share of 31 percent in 2020, followed by runner-up Lenovo with 22 percent.
According to Canalys, part of the explanation is an increased demand from schools and universities, as teaching more often takes place remotely due to the pandemic.
Demand for Chromebooks is through the roof. With many countries being forced to accelerate their digital education plans in the wake of additional lockdowns, schools and universities are clamoring for easy to deploy solutions and Google’s digital offerings for education are proving quite popular over rival platforms, especially in the US and Western Europe. – Rushabh Doshi, Canalys