PC shipments: Google Chromebook sales fly high but desktops plummet

Google Chrome OS-based Chromebooks have been by far the fastest-growing category in the PC market in 2020’s third quarter. 

Chromebook shipments have grown 122% year on year to a total of 9.4 million units in Q3 of 2020. That’s still a relatively small share of the 124.5 million PCs shipped in the quarter, but it outstrips the growth in Windows 10 ‘detachable’ PCs, ultraslim notebooks and convertibles, according to analyst Canalys’ Q3 PC shipments report. 

In the COVID-19 pandemic, where remote working has become the new normal, notebook sales have soared while shipments of desktop stations have plummeted. That phenomenon is benefiting Apple iPad sales and makers of cheaper Chrome OS-based laptops, such as HP and Lenovo….

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