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Macs and PCs found shacking up

A new study found that nearly 85 percent of Mac owners own at least one Windows-based PC. Plus, on average, they own more gadgets than Windows-only users.
Written by Ina Fried, Contributor on
While the number of Apple-owning households continues to grow, the vast majority of those Macs are sharing space with at least one Windows-based PC, according to a new study.

The NPD Group said Monday that its online survey found that 12 percent of households with a computer have at least one Mac, up from 9 percent a year ago. Nearly 85 percent of those with a Mac, though, also have at least one Windows-based PC.

Overall, Mac owners tend to have more computers and more electronic devices than non-Mac owners. Two-thirds of those with an Apple machine have three or more computers, compared with 29 percent of Windows-only houses.

Houses with Macs also tend to be home to twice as many gadgets, including more iPods and GPS systems than are present in non-Mac abodes.

Read more on "Macs and PCs found shacking up" from CNET News.

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