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40. How much did the college spend on laptops in the past year? 96. 56. 89. 00 for libraries with over 200 computers deployed. How much did the college library spend on tablet computers in the past year? 67, less than one thousand dollars. 47 for MA/PHD-granting colleges. 53. 50 for libraries with over 200 computers deployed. How much did the college spend on netbooks in the past year? 91. 67 for level 1 or 2 research universities. 44. 57 for libraries with over 200 computers deployed. 32 Academic Library Computer Technology Benchmarks Has the library purchased an Apple iPads for the Library?
2%. 55% for private colleges. For specialized libraries Apple accounts for 13% of planned purchases. 9% for those that deploy over 200 computers. 30 Academic Library Computer Technology Benchmarks What percentage of the computers and workstations that the library plans to purchase in the next two years are made by IBM or IBM clones that use the Windows/Vista operating system? 53% of planned purchases of personal computers by the libraries in the sample over the next two years are IBM cones. 64% for those that deploy over 200 computers.
8 Dell computers in the next year. 67 for level 1 or 2 research universities. 86 for private colleges. 50 for libraries with over 200 computers deployed. How many Emachines computers do you plan to purchase in the next year? 17 eMachine computers in the next year. Junior or community college, 4-year undergraduate degree granting and level 1 or 2 research universities in the sample have no plans to purchase Emachines computers in the nest year. 50. 27 while the private colleges in the sample don’t plan to purchase any at all.