Google VP: Chromebooks are used by 22% of U.S. school districts
- Google's vice president of product management for Chromebooks, Caesar Sengupta, says that 22% of U.S. K-12 school districts are now using Chromebooks.
- The rising adoption is less surprising when you factor in that some Chromebook models are available for less than $200, and that the laptops are easier to manage and deploy than those running on Microsoft's Windows.
- Despite the advantages, Windows isn't expected to be left behind in the classroom anytime soon.
The earliest Chromebooks went on sale in 2011, so this adoption rate is pretty significant—especially given that some of the devices have a considerably lower price point than the also-popular iPad. If it continues to make these sorts of gains, Google's operating system could soon pose a threat to Microsoft and Apple's education foothold.
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