Google Chromebooks are Outselling Apple iPads in the Educational Market
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
So while Apple may be dominating the education tablet market, they’re not dominating the larger educational gadget market. And that is the real story here, and it comes as no surprise.
Based on what I saw at the Computers in Libraries conference a couple months ago, Chromebooks are getting a lot more buzz in edtech at the moment than iPads. Clearly that has translated into sales. For example, only today a school district in MD announced that they would be spending $15 million to buy 40,000 Chromebooks.
But will it continue? I think so. Chromebooks are cheaper, they are supported by educational publishers, and iPads are great but they lack keyboards, which limits what you can do with them.
What amazes me is that Netbooks have all but disappeared.
Is the only competition for Chromebooks expensive Microsoft Surface and Microsoft Laptops??