K-12 market pushes Chromebook sales past Mac in Q1 2016

K-12 market pushes Chromebook sales past Mac in Q1 2016

The first quarter of 2016 saw Google’s Chromebook outsell Macs for the first time.

The data, shared by International Data Corporation (IDC)  in a Chromebook session today at I/O, estimated 1.76 million Macs sold in Q1 2016, while Chromebook makers Dell, Lenovo and HP sold nearly 2 million units.

In a world with dwindling PC interest, Chromebook’s success comes largely from the K-12 community. With multiple models priced under $400, it’s an attractive solution to the ever-changing education landscape and the machines are far from their stripped-down predecessors that were mainly glorified netbooks.

Today’s Chromebook’s are capable machines that make a great alternative for enterprise and education segments, all while packing a lot of bang for the buck when you consider they’re about a third the price of similar Mac offerings.

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