Konica Minolta survey reveals answers to big questions: Mac versus PC, and the cost of ink…

Computers, Printers

A survey conducted at the recent MacExpo 2006 by Konica Minolta has revealed answers to an important age-old (well, three-decade-old) question: why Mac users choose Macs over PCs.

Oh, and there’s insight into printer ink, too (well, they are a printing company)

48 of the 100 Mac users surveyed said that they chose Macs because they’re easier to use, with 32 saying that they felt Macs were more secure, and 4 because they revelled in their independence from Bill Gates.

Moving on to printers, 62 of them said they used an inkjet printer. Only one person said that they felt the cost of ink was a problem, and 2 said they had problems with paper jams.

Additional findings from the survey include that 53 people’s workplaces run both Mac and Windows operating systems and that whilst a third of respondents’’ work environments were exclusively Mac-based, with only 8 exclusively Windows-based.

And unsurprisingly Mac users are a dedicated bunch, with 67 people using Macs at home and work.

Mark Lloyd, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Konica Minolta Printing Solutions, which has a support line for Mac users, said “This survey offered us some great insight into the Mac user community, which is an important part of our market. I was surprised to hear how many Mac users rely on inkjets, seeing as it costs many times more to print a colour document using an inkjet than it does with a colour laser printer.”

So there you go. Insights into Mac users with printers.

Andy Merrett
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One thought on “Konica Minolta survey reveals answers to big questions: Mac versus PC, and the cost of ink…

  • Nausea, that’s what i have when reading the cultish reports about how Apple is always “elegant” and “user friendly” while everythng else is “clunky” and “unstable”.

    Has there been a survey of IT professionals who maintain Mac based workplace networks. Let me tell you, objectinve and unbiased results will be surprising.

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