Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in US – Computerworld

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More personal computers powered by Google’s Chrome OS shipped in the U.S. during the first quarter than those running Apple’s OS X in the same period, IDC confirmed Friday.

“Chrome PCs overall, including Chrome desktop units like the Chromebox, out-shipped all Apple personal computers, desktop plus notebook, in the U.S. for Q1,” said Jay Chou, one of several IDC analysts who track device shipments, in an email reply to questions.

Chromebooks, the inexpensive notebooks that run Chrome OS, also out-shipped Apple’s MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks in the U.S. The first-quarter battle wasn’t even close, according to the notebook-only shipment numbers Chou provided.

Apple shipped an estimated 1.17 million Mac notebooks in the U.S. during the first three months of 2016; IDC said 1.6 million Chrome OS notebooks shipped in the same span.

Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in US – Computerworld