Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
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 Since Apple released its tablets the Tame Apple Press has been claiming that the PC has been replaced by tablets and smartphones which go at a tenth of the speed on screens the size of a postage stamp.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.

Last modified on Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:35

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments