When it comes to the future of the PC, another big audience to focus on is the schools, and with children’s classes climbing in size, so is the amount of Chromebooks being used in schools in the United States. This is where children who are now familiar with the use of specific technology and have been taken them in to use within the curriculum of their school work.
In an informative report on the Business Insider they highlight around 22% of all schools in the US are using Chromebooks, according to Google VP Caesar Sengupta, which is why companies like Microsoft and Google are allowing free access to kids on their respective clouds.
They mention how this statistic should alert Microsoft as the Google Chromebooks are becoming a popular device in schools and Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management for Chromebooks talks about heavily investing in these PCs as they focus on both consumers and schools.
In both categories progress has pleased Sengupta, while Google sold 175,000 units throughout the weeks between 30th June and 7th September. According to NPD analyst Stephen Baker the Chromebooks are showing continuous growth in a market, which is starting to be dominated by the likes of laptops.
Even though Windows still sold the majority of the overall sales with a commanding 58% of the market, Mac are still at 20%, therefore, Sengupta feel there is still plenty more work to be done.
The new Samsung Chromebook is aimed at everyone and this thin and light portable laptop is currently priced at around $250. Those of you wanting to find out more about the Google Chromebook can head over to their official website through the link provided at the beginning of this paragraph to see full details of everything from pricing and availability to specs and new improvements.