Fifteen percent of U.S. households plan to buy a PC within one year, according to the November edition of Dataquest's Homeward Bound Consumer Study. The study, which was conducted with Nielsen Media Research is based on about 10,000 responses.
PCs are gradually working themselves into less wealthy households too, according to the study. Of those planning to buy a PC within one year, more than half have a total household income of less than $40,000 per year.
In contrast, of those households surveyed planning to buy a second PC or replace an existing system, 70 percent earn more than $40,000 per year. More information about the survey is available at the Dataquest Web site.