Chromebook Vs MacBook: Chromebook Steamrolls MacBook In US Sales

Chromebook Vs MacBook: Chromebook Steamrolls MacBook In US Sales
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When Google announced the launch of Chromebooks, powered by Chrome OS instead of Windows, it was only a matter of time before it was compared to the ever-so-popular Apple MacBook. Believe or not, defying expectations, in the battle of Chromebook vs MacBook, Chromebook seems to be gaining the edge in the U.S. market.


The United States has always been a market catering to anything Apple; hence, it was a no-brainer that Chromebook wouldn’t possibly be able to perform as well as MacBook did. However, in a drastic role-reversal, the sales of Apple’s MacBooks seem to be falling behind that of Chromebooks.

In a statement to The Verge, IDC analysts said, “Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16. Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story.”

This means that the educational institutions are the major buyers of the Chromebooks, with all the schools stocking up on these extremely affordable alternatives to Macs. This kind of settles the debate of whether to choose MacBook or Chromebook for college, which at tech experts had been pondering on ever since Chromebooks came out.

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Dell, HP, and Lenovo, the main Chromebook sellers, have already sold around 2 million units in the first quarter alone, while the MacBook has barely managed to scrape the 1.76 million mark.

Some of the main reasons the Chromebook seems to have grabbed eyeballs in the United States are its low costs and high performance. However, it still remains to be seen if Chromebooks are just as popular with the common masses and in corporate offices as they are in schools and colleges, reports Android Authority.

If the sales margin of Chromebooks continues to grow steadily, MacBooks will definitely face a gruesome defeat in the Chromebook vs MacBook war. It will also pave the way for a complete annihilation of Microsoft’s low-cost laptops, its sales, as it stands, are already moving downhill.

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