Recent studies have show that Google Chromebooks lead the way for classrooms opting to get computers in the classroom as an educational tool. A research firm by the name NPD Group has released reports that Google’s Chromebook flew past the Apple Series Macbooks most notably because of the education sector upgrading the classroom into a more tech friendly atmosphere. Creative Strategies President Tim Bajarin says that "There are no governments or IT departments running out to buy these products — they would be underwhelmed," and "Instead, this growth is being driven by education."
The Android and Chromebooks grew a reported 1.76 million from just around 400,000 units from the year before in 2012. This only shows that Apple tablet and laptop sales declined from a strong hold on majority of the market leading up to this point. Though it’s unlikely that Apple will be making a cheaper alternative to compete against the Chromebook they will still have enough room to grow in their respective markets.
A Vice President at NPD named Stephen Baker thinks that, "Certain organizations are looking for low-cost devices that have a strong connection to a set of Google services such as Google Docs and Drive," and "Along with form factor and price, Chromebooks are a more compelling choice for students and companies over full-fledged notebooks or tablet."
The Chromebooks currently hold 9.6% of the combined tablet and laptop markets which rose from 0.9% the year before which has caught the eyes of many tech consumers. With a price point from $199 to around $299 it shows to be a great price for anyone looking to get a new laptop for their online needs. However if the user knows a bit of Linux then this could really be the bargain of a lifetime as dual booting two operating systems only takes a few easy steps.
The Education sector in the United States does need a major revamp from the standards that have been set. Kids need to utilize the tools around them like a computer and improve their overall education, hopefully this means there will be an increase in career fields and wide spread development in the products consumers are looking to get their hands on.