Chromebooks Beat iPads As Top Education Device

SFGATE – Wendy Lee

Apple’s iPad was the top learning device for U.S. schools and colleges for two years, but now the slick tablet is falling behind in an important market that could influence sales for decades.

The iPad is losing ground to a cheaper, bare-bones laptop backed by Google, which in the third quarter became the best-selling device for higher education and K-12 schools nationwide, according to research firm IDC. There were 1.13 million Chromebooks sold during the third quarter in the U.S. education market for laptops, desktops and tablets, beating 793,000 iPads, IDC said. Read More