Acer is Chromebook king for 3rd year running

Acer Chromebook 13


Google’s low-cost Chromebooks have quietly been gaining popularity especially in the US education segment. Running a cloud-based operating system, it has appealed to parents and teachers thanks to its low cost.

In Q1 of last year, Chromebooks outsold Macs in the education sector, according to IDC.

Aside from Google itself, other companies including Acer, Dell, Samsung and Lenovo develop Chromebooks of their own.

Acer Chromebook 13

Acer launched its very first Chromebook in 2011 – the Acer C7. The Taiwanese tech giant has since expanded its Chromebook offerings with various designs and specs. Some of the Acer Chromebooks include the Acer Chromebook 14 (first Chromebook with 14-hour battery life); Acer Chromebook 15 (15-inch); Chromebook R 13 (convertible 13-inch) and Chromebook 14 for Work (with Gorilla Glass).

Acer Chromebook 13

According to Gartner, Acer led the worldwide Chromebook market in 2016, with a share of 28%. Its sales saw a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 33%.

In fact, Acer has been leading market share in Chromebooks since 2014.

Acer Chromebook 13

Unlike the competition, Acer has the most complete Chromebook portfolio on the market – suited for consumers, schools and businesses.

Acer says it will be launching a new range of Chromebooks in Malaysia soon.

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