Chromebooks just outsold Macbooks for the first time

Chromebook SalesChromebooks for the first time have managed to surpass sales of Apple’s popular Macbooks.

According to IDC’s latest report on the state of the PC business, Chromebook shipments surpassed Macbook shipments for the first time ever.

IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed to The Verge that Apple’s shipments for the first quarter of 2016 were around 1.78 million. Total Chromebook shipments clocked in at nearly two million.

Apple’s Macbooks are sleek devices that typically cost more than $1,000 each. In comparison, some Chromebooks can be picked up for less than $200.

There are also a lot of company’s selling Chromebooks including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Google.

Macbooks still have some big advantages over Chromebooks, such as their ability to run native apps, and processing power that easily overshadows most Chromebook options.

Google in the meantime is winning over many schools because Chromebooks offer easy access to the internet, word processing capabilities through Google Docs, and a price point that makes them easier for school districts to justify.

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