Windows continues to be the preferred choice in the education sector

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Microsoft’s effort in the education sector is finally paying
off. A new report claims that Windows continues to be the
preferred choice worldwide for devices in the education sector.
Microsoft’s Windows has once again managed to beat both Google
and Apple in this particular segment, according to a report
from Futuresource Consulting

“When looking at shipments of devices by OS globally, Windows
maintained its leadership position in the first quarter of
2018, accounting for 44% of shipments in the quarter,” the
report reads.

It appears that the performance in the Asia Pacific and
European regions recorded the biggest boost.
Furthermore, shipments in Q1 2018 increased by 4 percent
as compared to the same quarter the year before. Up to 5.8
million units were shipped.

The performance, however, declined in Middle East, Africa, and
Latin America.

While Windows holds 44 percent of the shipments and is the
most prefered operating system, Chrome OS was the number one
choice with a market share of 56 percent in this
particular segment in the United States.

“March saw the announcement of Apple’s new iPad, sporting
Pencil support with a sub $300 price point for educators. May
has seen shipments of the first Chrome powered tablet to the
market in the form of Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10. These
announcements are expected to increase the number of schools
considering the use of the form factor, with many using tablets
for specialist use cases like robotics and the creative arts,
in addition to a Notebook/Chromebook for text heavy
applications,” the company said.

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