According to a report released by market research firm Gartner, til the end of this year, Chromebook worldwide sales will reach to 5.2 million units which is an increase of 79% over last year; Chromebook worldwide sales will grow nearly two times til 2017, approaching 14.2 million units. Currently, Chromebook market is dominated by Samsung and Acer.
2011, Samsung and Acer firstly launched Chromebook, Currently these two companies is the market leader of Chromebook, Samsung’s market share in 2013 was 64.9%, Acer’s share was 21.4%.
At present, there are more OEM manufacturers began producing and selling Chromebook, such as Acer today launched a Chromebook equipped with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. The Windows camp is pitching in, like Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba,they had announced that will launch Windows laptops priced at 199 dollars and 249 dollars to the education market , wanting to start a price war directly with the Chromebook.
Due to the lack of applications and features over-reliance on the network, Chromebook‘ development speed is not fast. However, with the continuous improvement of its functionality and low price reasons, more and more consumers are interested in this type of equipment, especially in education and business fields. Such as in 2013, nearly 85 percent of the Chromebook devices are sold to the school, about 82 percent of the Chromebook sales in North America.
In this regard, Gartner offers some advice to OEM manufacturers producing Chromebook: In order to get more users, Chromebook’s OEM manufacturers need to provide users with faster network connections, memory access speed, more powerful solid-state drives as well provide technical support and real convenience for the education and business users.