Chromebooks More Popular than iPads in US Schools

According to a new report from IDC, a market intelligence firm, Google’s Chromebooks are gaining popularity in US schools and leaving iPads far behind.

The report states that a quarter of the education market uses Chromebooks. Backing this up is the fact that Google shipped 715,000 Chromebooks to schools, where Apple only shipped 702,000 iPads.

Google Chromebooks and Apple iPads

If you think about it, schools turning to Chromebooks is logical – they are cheaper and come with a keyboard that makes it easier to use them. iPads, on the other hand, are more expensive, and schools often have to get keyboards cases along with them, which makes them cost even more.

However, Apple offers a number of education apps which should help students learn better – over 75.000 of them are available in the App store. Teachers can also use iTunes U to share their lectures and plan and create courses.

Chromebooks are really gaining attraction. The growth of Chromebook is a major concern for Apple’s iPad. As the average age of the student grows the need for a keyboard becomes very important.

Which device would you choose?