A survey done by Changewave shows that after the release of the new MacBook Airs, consumer buying forecasts for MacBook/Air/Pros exploded to 36%, the highest they’ve ever seen.
More than one-in-four respondents (26%) said they plan to spend more on consumer electronics over the next 90 days, and 10% said they plan to buy a laptop in the next 90 days — the highest level recorded in a ChangeWave survey in three years.
“The manufacturer most responsible for the surge in laptop demand is Apple,” writes research director Paul Carton, “with 36% of planned laptops buyers saying they’ll purchase a Mac – a huge 11-pt jump since our previous survey of a month ago (Oct ’10).
“Simply put,” he writes, “it’s the highest level of planned laptop buying ever for Apple in a ChangeWave survey.”
Looks like there are going to be a lot of Apples under the tree this year.