Meaning – The term personal computer, refers to a general-purpose, cost-effective computer that is designed to be used by a single end-user. Every PC is dependent on microprocessor technology, which allows PC makers to set the entire central processing unit (CPU) on a single chip.

Businesses make use of PCs to perform tasks like accounting, desktop publishing, and word processing as well as to run databases and spreadsheets.

Even though PCs are intended to use as single-user systems, it is normal to connect them together to create a network, such as a local area network (LAN).

A PC can be a microcomputer, desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet PC, or handheld PC.

Example of usage – “In 1981, IBM came into the arena by introducing its first personal computer, termed as the IBM PC. The IBM PC rapidly became popular in the market. Only a few companies could survive the popularity of IBM PCs, including Apple, which remained a leading provider in the PC market.”