Five years ago: Half of UK consumers confused by PCs

Half of UK consumers are clueless about PCs, with 56 per cent admitting they don't know much about them

First published 3 February, 1997

The report by UK electrical retailer Tempo also found that 79 per cent of consumers thought stores should do a better job of explaining the difference between machines. In other findings, 46 per cent said they own home computers already, 37 per cent bought the system for education and reference, and 26 per cent purchased the system for work. 41 per cent had upgraded their PC since it was purchased.

Tempo added that its top-selling machines were the Mitac P120 desktop PC, the Acer Acros 6x86 P120+ desktop, the AST Advantage 7302 P120 and the Elonex NB5 P120 notebook PC.

The survey was based on questions posed to 460 customers in Tempo stores across the country between November and December last year.

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