UK PC users prefer to replace, not upgrade

Summary:41 per cent of PC owners have bought a second system either to replace or run alongside the existing one, a report found today, showing that the UK's PC buying habits are stronger than its desire to upgrade.

The AST-commissioned Gallup report also said that 73 per cent of UK PC owners replace the first PC with the new one, and more than a quarter of those surveyed will run two fully-operational systems.

However, the report also found that although 58 per cent of PC users plan to buy a faster machine in the next year, a massive 78 per cent expect their current PC to last beyond three years, with the majority of users aged 35-plus expecting their systems to last for over six years.

Gallup interviewed over 1,000 home PC users in the UK to produce the report.

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Topics: Networking

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