Chart: Worldwide Shipments of PC, tablets and mobile phones


Take a look at some interesting facts, charts and figures on the theme Worldwide Shipments of PC, tablets and mobile phones here. A personal computer (PC) is a general-purpose computer, whose size, capabilities, and original sale price makes it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator. This contrasted with the batch processing or time-sharing models which allowed larger, more expensive minicomputer and mainframe systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Large data processing systems require a full-time staff to operate efficiently. (Source: Wikipedia.org) What is the current situation in sales - and the outlook of PC, tablets and mobile phones to the future? And what about ultramobiles?







Worldwide Shipments of PC, tablets and mobile phones: 2017

PC (Desk-Based and Notebook): 271.612 (millions)

Ultramobile: 96.35 (millions)

Tablet: 467.951 (millions)

Mobile Phone: 2.129 (billions)

By this amount changed the number of mobile phones in the World since the moment you came to this page:

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How to read this chart: This chart shows the selected variables and their relationships. What can that mean? Division: If we, for example, divide a financial sum by the number of people, then the resulting figure tells how much of the amount falls on one person. Percent: The percentages say, what part of the whole is the given value. For example, 25% is a quarter of the whole, 50% means a half of the whole, 100% means a whole. Here you can see the definition of other variables used in the chart above:

A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a one-piece mobile computer. Devices typically offer a touchscreen, with finger (or stylus) gestures acting as the primary means of control, though often supplemented by the use of one or more physical context sensitive buttons or the input from one or more accelerometers; an on-screen, hideable virtual keyboard is generally offered as the principal means of data input. Available in a variety of sizes, tablets customarily offer a screen diagonal greater than 7 inches (18 cm), differentiating themselves through size from functionally similar smart phones or personal digital assistants. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone, and a hand phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone. The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Many modern smartphones also include high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi and mobile broadband. In recent years, the rapid development of mobile app markets and of mobile commerce have been drivers of smartphone adoption. (Source: Wikipedia.org)








Chart: Worldwide Shipments of PC, tablets and mobile phones - 2014


On the graph below you can see market shares (sales) of end-user devices: PC, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones. It is sure the mobile phones - and now the smartphones - are dominant.

Worldwide Shipments of PC, tablets and mobile phones: 2014

PC (Desk-Based and Notebook): 302.315 (millions)

Ultramobile: 38.687 (millions)

Tablet: 265.731 (millions)

Mobile Phone: 1.95 (billions)


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Main sources of data: Gartner, 2013. Read more about data sources.

 

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