Worldwide Chromebook Shipments fell 61.9 percent year-on-year to 5.1 million units in the first quarter of 2022, according to a recent IDC report. This is another big fall after Chromebook shipments fell 63.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Total shipments dropped to 5.1 million units in the last quarter from 13.3 million units in 2021. The report points out that the reason behind the decline in Chromebook shipments is the market saturation in a mature market like the United States. However, developing markets, including Asia, reported growth in the last quarter as investment in the education sector continued to grow.
Jitesh Ubrani, IDC’s research manager, said:
Urbanie also noted that manufacturers will clear existing stocks in the coming months with promotional offers. Further, shipments are expected to increase as new education begins in a few months.
The top five manufacturers were in the first quarter of 2022 Lenovo, Dale, Acer, HP, And Samsung. According to the report, HP, the biggest seller in the first quarter of last year, took the biggest hits in the last quarter, down 82.1 percent year on year.
In Q1 2022, Lenovo recorded shipments of 1.2 million units with a market share of 23.2%. Lenovo’s shipments fell 65.6 percent. Dell Q1 shipped 1.2 million units in 2022, accounting for 22.9 percent of the market share. Acer, meanwhile, had a 22 percent market share and total shipments were 1.2 million units.
HP, the largest seller with a total shipment of 4.4 million units in Q1 2022, recorded a decline of 82.2 percent, with 0.8 million Chromebooks shipped in the last quarter.
Samsung ranked fifth with a total shipment of 0.3 million units, down from 1.3 million units in Q1 2021. The Korean electronics giant has a 6.5 percent share of the market. Meanwhile, other manufacturers accounted for 0.5 million units and 10.1 percent market share of total shipments worldwide.