by January 4, 1999 0 comments

PCQ Dipstick ”99

When preparing for the Users’ Choice 1999 survey, we did a quick
survey of users, to help us determine which categories should be considered for inclusion,
deletion, or modification in the new survey. We mailed a questionnaire to the respondents
of the 1998 survey, and got about 250 responses. Note that with the small sample size,
this is meant more as a dipstick, to indicate trends, and not as an alternate user’s
choice survey. Here are some of the results.

  • Most users still use 14″ monitors, though 15″ is coming in
    significantly. And while flat-panel displays look really cool, most users wouldn’t
    spend more than Rs 20,000 to buy one…
  • Most respondents said they would specify brands for the hard
    disk, floppy drive, CPU, and even keyboard…but not monitors! Strange, for the most
    visible part of a PC.
  • Even video card brands are well-known to the respondents; nearly half
    would specify the brand, with Cirrus Logic, Creative and Matrox topping the recall list.

    Monitors

    monitor.GIF (9462 bytes)

     

    monitor1.GIF (9354 bytes)

    monitor2.GIF (10402 bytes)

         

    Harddisk

    harddisk.gif (11263 bytes)   harddisk1.gif (9940 bytes)
         

    Floppy
    Disk

    floppy.gif (8968 bytes)   floppy1.gif (11884 bytes)
         

    Video
    Card

    cpu.gif (10841 bytes)   cpu1.gif (14101 bytes)
         

    Keyboard

    key.gif (7257 bytes)   key1.gif (9750 bytes)

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