Chromebook sales drop 60% globally in Q1 2022, PC and tablet sales grow


PC, tablet, and Chromebook sales all did well in the first quarter of 2022, according to Canalys. In spite of a 3 percent reduction in PC and tablet sales in Q1 2019 compared to Q1 2021, shipments remain high compared to pre-pandemic periods with a three-year CAGR of 12 percent from Q1 2019. This excludes Chromebooks, which had a 60 percent reduction in worldwide shipments for the first quarter of 2022 compared to last year.

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Apple delivered 14.88 million tablets globally, a drop of 2%, with a market share of 38.2%. Samsung came in second with a market share of 20.4 percent and delivered 7.86 million devices. There were 3.57 million units of Amazon’s Fire tablets shipped, and Huawei shipped 1.68 million units to take fifth place with 4.4% market share, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. This year’s Q1 shipment numbers are down 20 percent from previous year’s Q1.

As of the first quarter of 2022, 4.9 million Chromebooks have been supplied worldwide. The decrease in shipments is linked to the decrease in Chromebook sales by consumers and educational institutions to promote homeschooling. According to Canalys, shipments of Chromebooks in North America accounted for 72% of total shipments, and the market saw a fall of 64%.


Lenovo shipped 1.22 million Chromebooks globally despite a 62 percent decline in Chromebook sales, taking the top place with a 24.9% market share. Acer came in second with 1.13 million units delivered and a 23.1% market share, followed by Dell with 876K units shipped and a 17.9% market share. 82.2 percent of HP’s sales fell, with 775K units accounting for 15% of the market. Asus had a 9.5 percent market share for the 460K. All Chromebook brands were down this quarter. Acer is down 20.9 percent, Dell is down 12.8 percent, and Asus is down 47.7 percent since the beginning of the year.

Russian invasion of Ukraine and pandemic-related lockdowns in China are expected to enhance supply chain pressure in the tablet and PC industries in the future. Chromebooks are likely to see an increase in demand in the Asia-Pacific region, as educational institutions are beginning to cater to budget-conscious customers. Chromebook sales are expected to rise in emerging school markets as they finalise plans to digitise. In addition, Indonesia has launched a programme to manufacture Chromebooks in the country for internal use and export.

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