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Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:51

Intel says the PC market is not that bad

Written by Nick Farrell

Analysts are getting it wrong

Chipzilla has been telling the world how the PC market is not as bad as analysts keep claiming. Since Apple released its tablets the Tame Apple Press has been claiming that the PC has been replaced by tablets and smartphones which go at a tenth of the speed on screens the size of a postage stamp.

 

However Intel told a gathering of journalists in a luxury box at New York’s Yankee Stadium, how a sponsored survey of 3,977 U.S. adults taken in June by the research firm IDC, said “there’s never been a better time to buy a new PC.”

More than 97 percent of respondents still consider their PCs to be their primary computing device. Of those, 41 percent say they intend to buy a new machine in the coming year and that number rises to 54 percent for parents and millennials. They consider access to their PC essential for daily existence.

When asked what they would give up before losing access to their PC for a week, 73 percent said exercise, 71 said candy and sweets, 65 percent said caffeine, 58 percent said TV and 33 percent said their car. The time they spend on their PC is about 21 hours.

What is interesting is that most consumers PCs are four years old. Which means that they will be needing an upgrade soon.

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