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Toshiba bows out of laptop business

Written by James Delahunty @ 10 Aug 2020 9:47 User comments (5)

Toshiba bows out of laptop business Japanese electronics giant has no presence left in laptop and PC market where it was operating for three and a half decades.
Toshiba transferred its remaining 19.9 percent stake in Dynabook to Sharp earlier this month. The transfer was enabled through a share purchase agreement reached between Sharp and Toshiba in 2018 when Sharp initially acquired 80.1 percent of Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd (TCS).

TCS changed its brand name to Dynabook in January 2019.

The action means that Toshiba - a consistent name in PCs and laptops since 1985 - now has no presence left in the PC market, while Dynabook has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sharp.

Toshiba's first laptop was the T1100, released in 1985. Over the decades it had considerable success with its Satellite, Qosmio, and Protege devices.

Press release: toshiba.co.jp

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5 user comments

111.8.2020 18:13

I own A toshiba laptop that one of my customers gave to me because she was so frustrated with it. It's slower than the second coming of Christ!

213.8.2020 10:31

I owned a Toshiba Satellite laptop many years ago. It was (I think) a Pentium Pro with 8mb of RAM and a 800mb HDD...

...if you moved the pointer while Winamp 2.86 was playing it skipped and skittered all over.

Carrying it around was like hefting around a bag of bricks, but then it was the late 90's and all tech was HEAVY!

315.8.2020 15:19

I was never a Toshiba fan in any regard. So I won't miss it. I've never owned anything from them. However, it's always a sad thing for a company to go down, even partly. Anyone know where they'll be concentrating there efforts now?

418.8.2020 11:39

Sad that it's usually the disgruntled that offer testimonials. I have owned multiple Toshiba products throughout the years and never had any issues that could not be easily resolved. Toshiba was hailed as producing the most maintenance-free products in the industry.
I still own Toshiba equipment. Sorry to see it go.
Peace.

519.8.2020 04:56

I owned a Qosmio X505, and while a good design, the actual execution was a bit shoddy. Its drivers were also a buggy mess. Nonetheless, it was still a good system, if overpriced.

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