September 10, 2001

Demand for PCs sinks to 4-year low

Author: JT Smith

"Consumer demand for personal computers hit a
four-year low in July, a new survey shows,
casting additional doubt on prospects for even a
modest recovery in the market this fall, Monday's
Wall Street Journal reported.

The survey of 2,500 U.S. households, to be
released today by the San Francisco research
firm Odyssey, found that only 7% of respondents
said that they were extremely likely to purchase
a PC in the next six months, down from 10% in
January and the lowest level since July 1997." Read the full report at The Industry Standard.


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