PCs are fast taking over our lives, with most UK individuals saying that they would be lost without a computer at home, a newly published poll has claimed.
The survey of 1,000 home PC users, conducted by Mori for Packard Bell, found that over two thirds could not live without their home PCs, suggesting that we don't switch off when we leave the office.
According to the study, PCs have rapidly turned into an essential communication technology. Of those who strongly agree that PCs are becoming more important in their households, an overwhelming 93 per cent said they use them regularly to email their friends.
Almost half of those surveyed indicated that they use their PCs for playing games, while a similar percentage use them for playing or downloading music.
Over 70 per cent of those with children in their households agreed that PCs are becoming increasingly important, compared to 62 per cent of those without children.
"The results clearly show that PCs are becoming a central hub for all our lifestyle needs," said Graham Hopper, Packard Bell managing director, UK and Eire.
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