Apple’s Mac killing Microsoft Windows PCs 4 to 1 in education sales

“Global Equities Research, which maintains its $400 PT on shares of Apple, is providing some color on the stock,” Louis Bedigian reports for Benzinga.

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“‘Apple Back to School sale off to a strong start beating Microsoft 8 to 2,’ Global Equities Research writes,” Bedigian reports. “‘Our research indicates that ~80% of incoming students are buying Apple Computers vs. Windows computers.'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “krquet,” “TheMacAdvocate,” and “Dave” for the heads up.]

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    1. In the 80s the ration might have been 4:1 for Apple, but only a small percentage had computers.

      Now 100% of the kids are buying computers. Shows just what an amazing thing Apple has pulled off.

  1. The headline is a little misleading. I thought it referred to sales to educational institutions, not to consumers. However, I still like those numbers a lot. Who would have thought five years ago that Apple would soon command 80% of any market share numbers?

  2. Here at the Luddite Institute of Technology, due to popular demand, IT has purchased a couple of iMacs. One is even front and center in the reference section of the library, where you will see it first when you walk in the door.

    My suspicion is that it is there to dupe prospective students into believing that this is an enlightened school when it comes to computers.

    1. GAWD. You remind me of when I was studying coding and project management at Rochester Institute of Technology yonks ago. All the little Microsoft weenies were peeing their pants talking about ‘ACTIVE X! ACTIVE X!’ while I already knew it was a MASSIVE SECURITY HOLE for the Internet. OMG the dipshite Luddites in the world, enthusiastic for the latest RAKE and SHOVEL. (0_o)

  3. Too bad Apple has hardly updated the 20″ iMac aimed at and sold to schools in 2 or 3 years. For $899, schools can get a 2Ghz C2Duo/2Gb/160/integrated graphics, which used to be a great deal. Now for $250 more you can get the base 21.5 inch iMac, which blows away the education 20″ in every respect. Modern, well-functioning Macs in schools are great advertising for Apple. All these old eMacs with one-button mice we can’t afford to replace are negative advertising and perpetuate false impressions of Apple products. The Gates Foundation gives away Windows PCs to schools, and I can’t believe Apple doesn’t respond. Dumb.

  4. Here in the UK when I started work at this University, I was probably the only one using a Mac; at the time a G3 ‘Bronze’ PowerBook.

    Now just about every other laptop you see in the coffee shop is a MacBook Pro. Unfortunately the IT droids are still wedded to a Windows based system, probably because they get good deals from MS since they run courses on constructing X-Box games.

  5. Cornell Universty’s Departmental IT’s force nearly every staff person to use a PC. Professors are the only people who can demand IT set up their Macs. Even when employees complain they could easily do just about everything faster on a Mac (because they own them at home), Cornell says no you have to use a PC. The President, VP, and other head honchos get to use Macs, but the admin’s and other long suffering work grunts in offices can not. Go figure. Cornell has always been behind the times in getting on board with new technology in the workplace and promotion. Takes them 5 years to decide which way they want to go and 10 years (or never) to switch if they decided wrong.

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