Research analyst Gartner on Monday said that the Chromebook market is likely to grow by impressive 79 percent this year on expectations of the sales reaching 5.2 million units worldwide.
This year’s market growth of Chromebook, the laptop that runs Chrome OS as its operating system, is expected to see 80 percent increase in sales from 2013 that witnessed only under 3 million units sales.
The report released by Garter showed that the growth rate is expected to be sustained and with the pace Chromebook sales will reach 14.4 million by 2017.
The report also showed a tough fight between the tech companies manufacturing these Chromebooks. According to the report, Samsung dominated the Chromebook global market last year.
In 2013, the Korean tech giant managed to turn nearly two-thirds of the market share, followed by Acer which captured a fifth of the remaining sales. The rest of the sales were shared between other tech firms including Lenovo, Dell and HP.
According to the report, these laptops will see more than 80 percent demand from the United States.
The report showed that less than one in five Chromebooks are sold outside the United States. The education sector in the United States is commanding the lion share of Chromebook sales. The estimates show nearly nine in every ten Chromebooks is sold to a educational institutions.
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