Chromebooks are very interesting machines in a lot of ways. And these have evolved a lot in recent years. A fairly impressive amount is sold today.
While it is true that Chromebook were originally low-end machines, to meet relatively low needs – simple office automation and web surfing – these machines have evolved enormously in recent years. Some are even classified in the top of the range, with high performance components. For great versatility. Which probably explains the very good shipment figures for this year 2020.
2020 was a great year for Google Chromebooks
Google Chromebooks are often seen as an alternative to “regular” laptops for those who need such a machine but don’t want / can spend too much money. It’s also perfect for users who don’t need to do a whole lot or who don’t use heavy apps. Perfect for example for school work to manage simple office automation.
Shipments have increased enormously
It is for this reason that it is not very surprising to learn that, during the year 2020, the Google Chromebooks recorded a strong increase in their demand. If we are to believe the latest data from the specialist company Canalys, it seems that Chromebook shipments have in fact quadrupled. It has been estimated that in the last quarter of this year 2020 alone, a total of just over 11 million units would have been shipped.
A figure to be compared with the same period the previous year when these shipments only represented around 2.5 million units. HP appears to be the clear winner of this increase in popularity, with the manufacturer apparently shipping around 3.5 million devices. Lenovo ranks second with 2.8 million units. It is in fact the latter which recorded the greatest increase, up by 1,766%.
As said, Chromebooks are a very attractive alternative to Windows and Mac laptops on the market. The fact that they can also run Android applications make them very attractive to those on the go who want to have Google products and services on hand at all times.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.