PC Pitstop's 'Battle of the Sexes' Pits Genders in War for Technological Dominance

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Who knows how best to utilize their personal computers: men or women? A recent PC Pitstop study works to answer this question.

PC Pitstop, a personal computer website that provides technological support, forums, research and solutions for any computer user, today announced the results of its study in how computing trends and habits compare by gender. Through the site's world-renowned OverDrive diagnostic test, PC Pitstop has collected data to prove who really is the weaker computing sex.

The "Battle of the Sexes" report examines data from several million computers to present a unique view of computing trends between males and female computer users. The findings include the following:

  •     On average, men have faster CPU clock speeds than women over time.
  •     More women prefer Intel processors than men.
  •     Men average more CPUs than women.
  •     In terms of MIPS, men have 26 percent more computational power than women.
  •     Women install less RAM on average than men.
  •     By a 4 percent margin, more women are sticking with XP over Vista than men on average.
  •     Men have a whopping 58 percent more disk space on average than women.

"The real purpose of our research is to highlight these differences between men and women and to analyze each gender's computing behavior accordingly," remarked Rob Cheng, TITLE of PC Pitstop. "The data could be useful for computer companies marketing their products towards a specific gender."

PC Pitstop, which has been around since 1999, stores demographic information from the thousands of personal computers it tests, which it then releases as research information via the website. The OverDrive diagnostic test is a free health and performance check-up for personal computers.

To view the full results of the research, please visit http://www.pcpitstop.com.

About PC Pitstop
PC Pitstop, LLC, founded in November 1999, launched its Web site, http://www.pcpitstop.com, in March 2000. Using proprietary Web technologies, the site assists users in the tuning, diagnostics and education of their PC. The site has received critical acclaim from Computer Shopper, PC World, LockerGnome, and Tech TV (formerly ZD-TV).

Throughout the diagnostic process, PC Pitstop is able to store large volumes of information related to the more than 60,000 PCs tested at the site every month. PC Pitstop aggregates this data to learn more about trends in the PC industry. As a result, the site can produce custom reports on a variety of PC categories and metrics, and can update the data on a monthly basis. PC Pitstop uses this information strictly for research and aggregation purposes, and not for individual or targeted marketing campaigns. Please send inquiries to research @ pcpitstop.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.pcpitstop.com.

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