MacBooks are the laptop of choice for college students, according to new info from Student Monitor (, which provides syndicated and custom market research services focused exclusively on the college student market.

Research from the company shows that 95% of college students interviewed this spring owned at least one computer, with 83% owning a laptop, 24% a desktop, and 15% both. Among laptop owners, 27% MacBooks; among desktop owners  45% owned a Dell or HP, and 14% a Mac. Among those who planned to purchase a new computer, 87% planned to buy a laptop — and 47% of these planned to buy a Mac.

Student Monitor interviews 1,200 students for 55 minutes each at 100 representative campuses twice a year and sells the results to Fortune 500, as reported by “Fortune” (