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US Chromebook sales reach 5 million as Microsoft loses education sector

John E Dunn | March 24, 2015
Redmond faces battle to hang on to valuable education software sales.

In the UK, Chromebooks have been less of a hit, hindered by relatively high prices and slow availabiility of some models. Popular machines that sell for around $200 in the US will often cost the equivalent of $300 (£200) or more in Britain. Meanwhile the more conservative UK education sector has been slower to embrace the platform.

As Microsoft is well aware, with public sector cuts likely to hit after the General Election, that could all change quite rapidly.

 

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