Samsung ranks No 5 in Chromebook market in Q2: Report

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Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) Samsung Electronics was the world’s fifth-largest vendor of Chromebooks in the second quarter of the year, a report showed on Monday, as the South Korean tech giant aims to expand its presence in the portable PC market amid the pandemic.

Samsung had a market share of 7 percent in the April-June period after shipping 900,000 Chromebooks that refer to laptops or tablets running on Google’s Chrome operating system (OS), according to a report from market researcher International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Samsung’s second-quarter Chromebook shipments increased 179.2 percent from a year earlier when it logged a market share of 4.3 percent, reports Yonhap news agency.

HP expanded its leadership in the Chromebook market with a 35 percent share after shipping 4.3 million units, followed by Lenovo with 21 percent, Acer Group with 15.3 percent and Dell Technologies Inc. with 14.5 percent.

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Global Chromebook shipments expanded 68.6 percent on-year to 12.3 million units in the second quarter, IDC said.

“While this wasn’t a record quarter for Chromebooks, it wasn’t far off the prior two quarters, which shattered previous highs,” IDC said.

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“For Chromebooks, while still in high demand and even on backlog for many education deals, vendors have started prioritising higher margin Windows laptops given the on-going component shortages,” it added.



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