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Old 08-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Chris Gohlke
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Default College Students Willing to Pay More for Upgraded Laptop Audio

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/notebook-audio-preferences-are-evolving-according-to-dolby' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/notebook-...ording-to-dolby</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"A study conducted by Dolby Laboratories pegs the fulcrum of change on the shifting notebook shopping tastes of the back-to-school crowd. Specifically, the survey cites the mindsets of college students as the harbinger of increased focus on punchy audio and media capability in notebooks. In a survey of 300 college students and 300 non-college students, the latter reported that they would likely spend $719 on a PC with an ideal audio setup; college students, however, tapped out at a Benji Franklin higher, $824."</em></p><p>Of course the reasoning behind this is pretty obvious. &nbsp;For many college students, their laptop is more than just their computer, it is their home entertainment system, so paying a premium for something that does the job is certainly in order.&nbsp;Still, no matter what the upgrade, nothing is going to beat a set of external&nbsp;speakers. &nbsp;</p>
 
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