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

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Guy Moorhouse
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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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