Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

This could be the solution for Nepal’s schools.

TechCrunch

Google’s Chrome OS may be a long-term sleeper hit thanks to a growing user population among U.S. students – IDC’s new figures for tablets and laptop sales in K-12 education finds that Chromebooks as a category constitute the best-selling device across the entire category in 2014.

Chromebooks are probably succeeding in schools due to a few factors, including Google’s commitment to selling and distributing in these areas, and its institution of programs to help proliferate its Chrome OS notebooks. The company launched a program that offers a Chromebook lending library among higher ed institutions this fall, for instance, but Google has also targeted K-12 which special Chrome App education packs that offer big bulk discounts when purchased in volumes of 20 or more licenses at a time.

Google also touts its easy device management capabilities when explaining why Chromebooks are a hit with school deployments; they don’t require extensive IT…

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