Perhaps surprisingly given how they’re used, and the belief that laptop computers don’t last as long, portable PCs scored better than their desktop relatives.
Apple tied with Dell and Compaq at the top of the chart for desktop computer reliability, with 86%.
Of course these results are based on consumer experience rather than scientific measurement, so it doesn’t mean those brands at the top of the pile are necessarily the best.
Meanwhile, a recent US consumer study revealed that nearly a third wanted to buy a Mac in preference to any other computer brand, with Dell just behind at 28%.
“Where the early adopters and the discretionary spenders were leading the charge, now as we go into the 30 percent range, the change to Apple looks permanent. What we have in the end, actually we’re sort of there now, is that buying an Apple is as normal as buying a Dell or an HP in America,” said Paul Carton from ChangeWave.
More statistics for lovers and haters of Apple and of consumer surveys to chew on and argue over.
By Andy Merrett | September 1st, 2008