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Sales of PCs have continued to drop through 2015, despite (or perhaps because of) Microsoft launching Windows 10. Which prompted us to ponder how long the average computer user actually keeps hold of their computer before upgrading. There’s only one way to find out… Poll!
Mobile Windows Experience
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile?”
Out of a total of 768 votes, 44.3% chose Yes, on an Existing Windows Phone, 26.7% chose Yes, on a Brand New Lumia, 14.2% chose No, I’m Happy With Android, 7.6% chose Maybe, I’ll Read the Reviews, 4.2% chose No, I’m Happy With iOS, 0.8% chose What Is Windows 10 Mobile, and 2.3% chose Other.
These results show that the majority of people currently planning to get Windows 10 Mobile are existing Windows Phone users. And as Windows 10 Mobile is a free upgrade for them it’s a no-brainer to switch to Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Still, Microsoft will be pleased to discover that a healthy percentage of those who voted are planning on purchasing brand new Lumia handsets, while others are waiting to be swayed by the reviews. The company needs Windows 10 Mobile to succeed, so positive reviews are essential.
Comment of the Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from Shanaka Munasinghe, Bob Gualtieri, and Yodi Collins. Comment of the Week goes to James Bassett, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment:
I have a Windows Phone but won’t be accepting the update to Windows 10. It seems to destroy many of the things I like most about Windows Phone.
We chose this comment because it represents an unusual point of view, namely someone who was/is a big fan of Windows Phone who doesn’t want to upgrade to Windows 10. This isn’t the feeling amongst most of the Windows Phone fans we polled, but this person is certainly entitled to their opinion. Perhaps they will change their mind if and when they actually try Windows 10 Mobile.
Both Gartner and IDC recently revealed that PC sales have fallen over the summer, with a drop of between 7.7 percent and 10.8 percent. HP, Lenovo, and Dell have all experienced small declines, while Acer and Asus experienced larger declines. Apple appears to be weathering the storm, being somewhat immune thanks to its legion of fans.
People aren’t buying new PCs in the numbers they once were doing. And the launch of Windows 10 doesn’t appear to have helped in the slightest. So, with that in mind, we want to know how old the PC you’re currently using is. It doesn’t matter if you have upgraded certain components; as we’re talking about the core system.
Once you have voted in the poll above, please explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. If you have bought a PC recently, what prompted you to do so? If you are still using an old PC, what is putting you off purchasing a new one? Is Windows 10 a factor?
The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. The best comment of the week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week with a new question.
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