Laptops Top Among College Students
A leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States, today announced results of a study conducted among college students on what technology devices they would want to purchase.
Newegg Inc. through Wakefield Research, conducted the survey between May 16 and May 24 using email invitation and online survey to 502 currently enrolled college students ages 18 to 24.
As we gear up for the back-to-school shopping season, we thought conducting a survey of college students would be a great way to gather insight into which technology products are in high demand this year,” said Bob Bellack, CEO of Newegg North America. “We want to ensure our website caters to student needs by offering a broad selection of quality items that will help them succeed in college.
These are the results:
*In the survey, 92 percent of students consider laptop a necessity. Question is, are they really using it in school related computer activities or just spend most of the time with it in checking facebook and other leading social networks? 🙂
*One in four students believe tablets will help better their grades. Question is, will they really be browsing subject related sites while at the same time listening to the professor in the classroom? 🙂
*Half of the students say that a big television is essential for the “fun” freshman dorm room. Now I have no question with this obviously non-sense reason. Freshman is for fun huh! 🙂
*2 in three students in the survey say though “paperless” is promoted everywhere, they still consider printer a necessity. Question is, will they be really printing term papers or they’ll use it printing other not-school related things like faces of their crushes and posting it on walls especially to ladies? LOL!
*This last one is so touching. 73 percent of the students want to maintain ties with family and friends back home but they don’t need landline phones. Instead they want smartphones. Question is, will they be really telling the truth like, “mom, I have to cut this off, I need to study, we’ll have an exam tomorrow”. But actually calling inside a toilet in a bar. LOL!
So if you are a parent of a soon to be college student, you’ve got to consider the above technologies. But really, it is up to the parents whether to give in to their children’s whims or just identify what to prioritize. After all, actual libraries who have all these techs, are still significant in today’s education.