Chip giant Intel told journalist at an event at the New York Yankee Stadium that the PC market isn't doing that bad. Intel cited a sponsored survey of 3,977 US adults taken in June by research firm IDC, and proclaimed there's never been a better time to buy a new PC. The survey revealed most respondents still consider their PCs to be their primary computing device, and found that most consumer PCs are four years old, which means they may need an upgrade soon.
More than 97 percent of respondents still consider their PCs to be their primary computing device. Of those, 41 percent say they intend to buy a new machine in the coming year and that number rises to 54 percent for parents and millennials. They consider access to their PC essential for daily existence.
When asked what they would give up before losing access to their PC for a week, 73 percent said exercise, 71 said candy and sweets, 65 percent said caffeine, 58 percent said TV and 33 percent said their car. The time they spend on their PC is about 21 hours.