Global Chromebook Shipments Drop More Than 50%

According to a recent report from IDC, global shipments of Chromebooks fell 51.4% in the second quarter compared to the previous year.

IDC also revealed some details about the tablet market: it only managed to grow 0.15% yearonyear in the second quarter of 222.

“The tablet market performed better than expected despite inflationary pressures, geopolitical concerns and ongoing Covid lockdowns in China,” said Anuroopa Nataraj, senior analyst at IDC Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers. “There are several factors that work in favor of tablets: one of them is the continued demand for tablets as a cheaper alternative to PCs. In addition, many top players have done a great job with their distribution strategies and have been able to fully supply tablets for several educational projects. Also noteworthy is the proliferation of lowcost removable devices, especially from new entrants in regions such as Asia Pacific (excluding Japan and China), which are exploiting the demand for educational devices and undermining vendor momentum.”

“While Chromebook shipments have declined over the past few quarters, the opportunity is still there as the pandemic has led to positive changes in Chrome adoption,” said Jitesh Ubrani, head of research at IDC Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers. “The need for distance learning has accelerated plans for schools to achieve a 1:1 PCtostudent ratio, and that ratio is likely to continue into the future, and even if PC shipments in other categories decline, Chrome will continue to stay at these elevated levels. ”

You can see the full report on the IDC website at the link below, it will be interesting to see what happens to Chromebook shipments next quarter.

Source IDC, techmeme

Image credit: Brooke Cagle

Headings: Laptops, Technology News

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