Back to school season is already upon us, and Retrevo conducted a survey to see what kind of laptops students are planning to buy. 34 percent said netbooks, with 49 percent opting for “full-sized” PC laptops. Apple, which has historically done pretty well for itself with students isn’t as popular a choice this year, with 58% of student shopers saying they plan to spend $750 or less on a laptop. The only way you’ll be able to pick up a Macbook for that price is if you find a used or maybe a refurbished model.
Of course, the study could be skewed. The questions were asked to a sample of visitors to Retrevo’s consumer electronics marketplace, but maybe Mac users are less likely to visit. It’s not exactly a random sample of all students interested in purchasing laptops.
via Biz Journals