Chromebooks Have Managed To Outsell Apple’s Mac Machines For The Very First Time

Omar Sohail
Posted May 19, 2016
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This is truly a milestone for Chromebooks as these low-cost notebooks running Google’s Chrome OS have finally surpassed Apple’s range of expensive Macs machines in terms of the number of units sold.

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The Verge has reported that IDC analyst Linn Huang has confirmed the following news:

“Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16.”

According to the estimates, Apple’s US Mac shipments are expected to be around 1.76 million in the latest quarter. However, you should keep in mind that it is just one entity against a phalanx of tech companies selling low-cost Chromebooks and these firms range from Dell, HP, Lenovo and several other. Cumulatively, Chromebooks garnered a sale tally of nearly 2 million for the first quarter of this year.

Chromebooks have become extremely popular in US schools, and now that Android apps will be compatible with these affordable machines, it appears that this number is expected to increase in the next quarter. Initially, Chromebooks were targeted to those who required more portability and less processing firepower, and that market comprised up of students. Now, Chromebooks are getting ever more powerful thanks to better hardware and they feature attractive pricing according to the components placed inside them.

One such example would be the Chromebook 13. This powerful notebook came into being thanks to the collaboration between HP and Google; the 13-inch Chromebook features an aluminum chassis with a soft-touch material on the bottom, and the higher end models sport a crisp resolution of 3200 × 1800.

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Chromebooks, Apple, Macs

If you want to purchase a lower-end model, we are sure that you will still be satisfied with a reasonable 1080p display that Chromebook 13 has to offer. In addition, where Apple’s 12-inch MacBook comes with a single Type-C USB port, Chromebook 13 doubles on that with two Type-C USB that can be used to charge the machine, transfer data across storage and it can also be used to connect a secondary display.

When being compared to Intel’s Atom lineup of SoCs, the aforementioned processors will run better in terms of performance delivery. While it carries a starting price of $499, Chromebook 13 will provide the stepping stones for such machines to become even more powerful and affordable in the coming years, which should get that sales tally up even further.

Do you guys think that Chromebooks are going to sell like hot cakes in the near future? Let us know your thoughts immediately.

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