In 2020, amid the epidemic, Chromebooks experienced a meteoric rise, but it now looks that their popularity is waning. By the end of 2022, researchers predict that Chromebook shipments would decline by 30%.

According to Gartner , this year’s PC shipments are predicted to decline by 9.5 percent. That comes after 2021, when the market saw an overall gain of 11%. The figure examines shipments of PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks in 2022.

While that decline will have an impact on the entire market, PCs are only projected to decline by about 3%, while Macs are likely to remain unchanged. Chromebooks, on the other hand, are reportedly expected to decline by 30% from 2021 levels (via TechCrunch ).

According to Gartner, Chromebooks will suffer the most this year, falling a staggering 30%, compared to PCs’ 3% decline and Macs’ predicted flat growth.
Chromebooks have been growing slowly ever since the 2020s surge.

It was claimed in January 2021 that the demand for Chromebooks had reached an all-time high in Q4 2020, with 11 million units shipped in a single quarter and more than 30 million shipped that year. Overall, it represented increase of about 300 percent from the previous year. However, things swiftly changed when a report released in late 2021 showed a 37 percent decline in shipments year-over-year in Q3 2021.

In contrast, this analysis anticipates a 9% decline in the tablet market this year and a 7% decline in the smartphone market outside of the PC industry. The protracted conflict in Ukraine, skyrocketing inflation, and the persisting supply chain issues are mostly to blame for the declines.

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