Percent of Mac Laptops in College Classrooms

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What is the percentage of Mac Laptops in the average classroom on the average day?

  1. 100%

    6 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. 90%

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. 80%

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. 70%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 60%

    7 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. 50%

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  7. 40%

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  8. 30%

    11 vote(s)
    13.6%
  9. 20%

    5 vote(s)
    6.2%
  10. 10%

    15 vote(s)
    18.5%
  11. 0%

    11 vote(s)
    13.6%
  12. Not a College Student / Non Applicable

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    #1
    In the average college class on the average day what percentage of laptop computers (that students bring to class) are Macs?
     
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    From the top of my head I'd say it was around 33.3923%... :rolleyes:

    lol, sorry, I have absolutely no idea at all :confused:
     
  3. j26 macrumors 65832

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    50% - out of a class of 92, 3 bring in macs (1 iBook, 1 MBP and my PB) and 3 bring in pc laptops (but I never bothered finding out what they are :) )
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I voted 100%. In my Uni classroom (there are no classrooms at the college I lived in, College is where you live whilst you attend University) for Chemistry I had a laptop and another guy had a laptop. Mine was a 12" iBook, his was a 14" iBook.
     
  5. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

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    At my High School (years ago now), 1 mac laptop, ~2500 PC laptops...

    At my Uni, not many people use Laptops.
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    My daughter is going to VA TECH, a VERY Apple friendly school.

    She has a 12" 1.33 GHz iBook

    Her roommate has a loaded 15" PowerBook

    life is good
     
  7. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    i'm a GC major, so in most of my classes the number of macs is closer to 80-90%. (YES! :D) heh.

    but i voted wrong cause i read too fast and didn't see we were asking that question, rather than "how many laptops in a college classroom"... :(
     
  9. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    My entire school is 100% Mac(altho they may have some PCs in the animation department)

    But everyone is required to purchase an Apple Laptop(Macbook Pro), its put right on your tuition bill. The older students have Powerbooks that they purchased... a few people skated by and got a waiver and got Macbooks.
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I see a lot of Macs in the humanities and social science classes. Less in the sciences, but I've convinced the physics department to buy Macbook Pros in about a month since they all are in love with mine.
     
  11. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Still at school but in the whole school, only 2 people have them. My brother, a 1.5GHz PB and my mate who has a 1.2GHz ibook but i will be joining it soon with my own blackbook.
     
  12. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I see like 1 Apple for every 10 PC's. I have not seen one single Macbook on campus though, out of over 25,000 students.
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That's a little depressing :-(

    Look in th art buildings....all of the emo art majors will have them.
     
  14. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I got to DeVry (yay) and there are absolutely 0 Macs there. The only Mac guy I know is the guy who works at the bookstore (he was wearing a Panic shirt :p). So this fall I will use my MacBook with pride :D
     
  15. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    According to Walt Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal, 19% of ALL college students own and use a Mac.
     
  16. iSaint macrumors 603

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    So if I'm the only one who uses a computer and it's a Mac, is that 100%? ...or is it 10%? :p
     
  17. Matt Phoenix macrumors regular

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    At my college, not many people use laptops. In fact, over the last few years, I have seen no one bring a laptop to class (with the exception of my broadcasting class, where one guy brought a Gateway, another brought a Powerbook, and occassionally, I'd bring my iBook). So, in that case, 66.67%. Occassionally, I'll see a laptop in the coffee shop, and an Apple laptop shows up there about a third of the time.
     
  18. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    At my university, very few students bring laptops to any class. Lectures sometimes see a couple laptops, but it's a rare thing.
     
  19. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    There are only two guys that carry a laptop with them at our high school (me and this other guy). I have a MacBook, he has some sort of a big and ugly Acer. So I guess you could say 50%...
     
  20. Josias macrumors 68000

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    At days when people from our class bring computers, around 60% are macs, due to much higher protability and battery life.

    4 MacBooks.
    1 15" PB.
    1 12" iB.
    1 14" iB.
    Only a few Medion/Dell/Acers are brought.:D

    Though only around 10% of all the people in my grade have Macs. (7 out of 76).:(
     
  21. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

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    #21
    In Hollywood movies, when the main character--male or female--is using a laptop, it's nearly ALWAYS uses a Mac!
     
  22. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    In mostly classes of 15-25, there are about 3 students that take their laptops to class. Everyone mainly has pc computers in the dorms, but those who take their laptops to class mainly are the mac users.
     
  23. ph0rk macrumors 6502

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    #23
    I said 40%, but my graduate classes are around 8-14 people.


    The 250 person intro class I TA for is almost all thinkpads, but chapel hill strongly suggests thinkpads to the incoming students, so it is an unfair comparison.
     
  24. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I saw one today! It was black. I tried to refrain from staring too much.

    One girl in my Political Science class has a MBP, and I've seen a few 12"/14"iBooks and 12"/15" PB's. Mostly though, it's lots and lots of Dells and HP's.
     
  25. shecky Guest

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    my alma mater was separated by department (design school). architecture, industrial design, and landscape design (i think) got PC, everyone else got mac. but within each program its 100% either or.
     

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