Chromebooks are computers powered by Google Inc’s Chrome Operating System, designed to be used primarily online.
Gartner said its sales estimate was an increase of 27% from 2014, when the education industry accounted for 72% of sales.
Despite an interest about Chromebooks among small and medium businesses, demand from businesses was yet to pick up, Gartner said.
North America was the biggest market in 2014, accounting for 84% sales. While EMEA fetched 11% sales, Asia pacific contributed less than 3%, with demand in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.