A recent poll conducted by BusinessWeek Online suggests that almost half of those surveyed may be considering a switch from Windows-based PCs to Macintoshes. The results of the poll were recently posted in an article entitled PC to Apple?
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Nearly 1,800 people responded to the poll, and about 800 said they would consider switching from a Windows PC to the Mac. 675 respondents said don’t have any Mac, either. The publication stresses that the poll isn’t scientific — it was entirely voluntary and took place during the last week of March.
BusinessWeek Online explains the statistics as consisting of folks who have both Macs and PCs in some cases, or perhaps some ballot-stuffing from Mac folks. Either way, the publication said, one thing is clear: Macs engender much more fierce loyalty than PCs do.
More than half of those polled who would consider a new Mac have their eye on Apple’s flat-panel iMac. About one in five would think about a Power Mac G4, and about 13.5 percent are considering a PowerBook G4, according to the results of the poll. Only about 6.5 percent of BusinessWeek’s poll respondents are thinking about an iBook.
More info is posted to BusinessWeek Online at the URL above.