That’s about a 14% jump for Apple sales since the October 2009 survey.
Carton thinks consumers are favoring the Apple because of the updated Macbook line featuring the slimmed down Macbook Air with the flash memory and multi-touch sensitive touch pad.
Amongst Windows laptop users of which I’m one the word is that you can also surf faster on a Mac … and its operating system doesn’t get bogged down with all sorts of software debris like Windows does as it ages.
The new Mac Air’s come in two different screen sizes. The smallest is 11.6 inches and retails for about $1000. The larger 13.3 inch unit sells for $1300 and has quite a bit more capability than the smaller one. Both units come with solid state flash drives that are very fast and have up to 256GB of storage.
An extra large number of consumers appear to be planning to get new machines within the next 90 days. In fact one in ten said they plan to. Of those, 22% said they plan on buying HP and 19% were opting for a Dell. That’s about a 4% drop from those that said last month they were going to buy either Dell or H.P.