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Personal computers: ownership in Great Britain Q1 2011-Q1 2019

This statistic shows penetration of personal computers and laptops in Great Britain households from the third quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2019. 78 percent of households in Great Britain had a personal computer in the first quarter of 2019 as opposed to 80 percent of households in Great Britain had a personal computer or laptop in the third quarter of 2017.
Personal computers are electronic devices meant to be controlled by a user, and not specifically by a computer expert or a technician. There are many manufacturers of computers such as: Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus, Apple and Acer. On the other hand, there are many desktop operating systems such as Windows 10, OS X and Linux.

Ownership of personal computers in Great Britain from 3rd quarter 2010 to 1st quarter 2019

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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

3rd quarter 2010 to 1st quarter 2019

Number of respondents

circa 1,000

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Q3 2010 through Q1 2012 show PC household penetration while Q2 2012 through Q4 2016 show PC or laptop household penetration.
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Which of the following do you own/have in your household?"

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