Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Windows users intend to switch to a Mac within next 6 months

“Verto Analytics conducted a Smart Poll of current Windows owners (among U.S. adults, ages 18 and above) and asked them if they planned to buy an Apple as their next computer (either laptop or desktop) in the next 6-24 months,” Connie Hwong reports for Verto Analytics. “We also asked current Mac owners about their intentions to switch to a Windows machine within the next 6-24 months.”

“Nearly all (98% or more) current Mac owners intend to stay with Macs as their next computer,” Hwong reports. “However, nearly 21% of current Windows laptop owners and 25% of current Windows desktop owners responded that they intend to switch to a Mac within the next six months.”

“Of those current Windows owners, consumers in the upper income bracket (those with an average income of $150,000 or more) showed the highest likelihood of switching to a Mac: 20% of respondents intended to switch. Lower income groups (those making $20,000 or less annually) also report higher probability of switching to Mac: about 14% of these respondents intended to switch,” Hwong reports. “However, a further drilldown shows that these lower income respondents are also in their teens or twenties, suggesting parental assistance.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: And those 2% of current Mac owners who don’t intend to buy a Mac as their next computer are switching to iPad Pros. (smirk)

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. I use both systems, Windows 10 primarily for amateur radio applications using software controlled radio’s. When I first got the HP laptop, the software ran incredibly slow. When my son came home for Christmas, he re-loaded a skeletonized version of Windows dumping most of the HP bloatware and windows spyware included in 10. Now it actually runs as fast as my older (2011) MBP, but again, I don’t run browsers, mailers or any other non-radio apps. Frankly, other than my specialized needs for Windows 10, there is absolutely no reason to have a Windows device. The HP laptop is cheaply made, although it has some features that I wish I had on my Mac: BlueRay recorder, 1 T of storage and two HDMI’s and USB 3.0. But I will sacrifice those since I really don’t need them.

  2. One in four people intend to lose weight. Two out of three folks aim to reduce debt. Four of five dentists prefer Oral-B. 9998 of 10001 continue to do nothing.

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