About This Statistic
The statistic shows the global unit shipments of personal computers (desktop and portable/notebook computers) from 2009 to 2021. In 2016, 260.1 million personal computers were shipped worldwide. Personal computers are relatively inexpensive devices, designed for use by an individual user. While personal computers can become quite expensive, particularly when designed for so-called power users or put together for a specialized purpose, they are generally intended to be affordable to the general user.