Windows, macOS, Chrome OS All Record Massive Growth in New PC Sales

The sales of Windows PCs, including notebooks, skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period a year ago, according to a new report this week.

More specifically, device makers worldwide sold a total of 49.8 million Windows PCs in Q1 2021, up from 30.1 million units in the first quarter of 2020. The 66 percent growth is obviously the result of more people working remotely and therefore needing ways to remain productive.

The demand for Chromebooks has also increased substantially, as sales jumped from 4.4 million units to no less than 12.1 million units. This is a 174% increase, showing that Chrome OS is becoming a worthy Windows rival, especially in the enterprise. And then, macOS devices also jumped 94 percent to go from 2.9 million units to 5.7 million units.

Demand for Chromebooks skyrocketing

Overall, the global PC shipments reached 68.2 million units in the first quarter, according to <a href="https://news.strategyana… (read more)
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