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Google Chromebook sales to rise globally by 27% in 2015

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Staff writer ▼ | May 25, 2015
Google Chromebook sales are growing by 27% year-over-year and are expected to touch 7.3 million this year, according to Gartner.
Google Chromebook
Gartner   A cheap alternative to a PC
The research firm believes that most users of Chromebook are tech savvy, who purchase it as an addition to their primary PC or notebook, while others buy it for the household as a cheap alternative to a PC.

North America is the largest Chromebook market so far with analysts projecting nearly 6 million sales of Chromebook for the year from this region in 2015. North America had contributed 84% of total sales of Chromebook last year, followed by EMEA with 11% and Asia/Pacific with a marginal contribution of 3%.

72% of Chromebook sales last year came from the education sector where Chromebook has proved most popular across all regions. With Chromebook cheaper than iPad, Google also managed to beat iPad shipments to schools in 2014.