Demand for Chromebooks will double in 2020
Demand for Chromebooks will double in 2020

As people are forced to work and study from home during the Coronavirus pandemic, demand for Chromebooks will increase in 2020.

Market research firm Canalys estimates Chromebook shipments will double from 14.7 million to 30.7 million in 2020.

She said that increased demand is inevitable, and due to the second wave of the Coronavirus, which has led to more closures and more distance learning, schools and students often fail to control mobile devices.

Market research firm Canalys also said that the profitability of this tablet is not that high, in part because the market is large.

In 2020, the global computer market (including tablet computers) continued to grow, and reached the third consecutive quarter of annual growth. Deliveries in the fourth quarter were 143.7 million units, up 35% over the previous year.

Total deliveries in 2020 increased 17% to 458.2 million units, the highest level since 2015.

Lenovo ranked first in the market for the fourth quarter and full year with 28.8 million and 87 million units respectively.

Supporting the excellent performance of the iPad, Apple closed the gap with Lenovo in second place, selling 26.4 million Macs and iPads in the fourth quarter for a total of 81.4 million units for the full year.

HP, Dell and Samsung are in the top five and each recorded double-digit growth in deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Chromebook makers saw more success in the fourth quarter as the overall market size nearly tripled compared to the same period last year.

HP maintained its market leadership with 3.5 million units shipped, an increase of 235% over the previous year.

Lenovo ranks second in the Chromebook market and can dramatically increase production to 2.8 million units, with a growth rate of 1.766%.

Acer and Dell maintained their position in the fourth quarter, shipping 1.5 million units each.

Samsung surpassed Apple to take fifth place with more than 1 million units shipped, an increase of 630% from the previous year.

The quarter of the holiday brought sustained tablet momentum with a record 52.8 million units. Total deliveries in 2020 will be 160.6 million units, a 28% increase over 2019.

Chromebooks saw record shipments of 11.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020, a massive 287% increase over the fourth quarter of 2019. The total number for 2020 as a whole was 30.6 million units.

Apple cemented its leadership position in the tablet market, with shipments up in the last quarter by 40% to 19.2 million, the best performance for iPad since the fourth quarter of 2014.

Samsung continues to maintain its second market position with 9.9 million units shipped, up 41% from the fourth quarter of 2019.

Amazon climbed to third place this Christmas with strong demand of 6.5 million items.

Lenovo was the fastest growing seller in the fourth quarter with sales up 125% to 5.6 million units.

Huawei is the only seller in the top five whose shipments have decreased year on year.

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