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Toshiba Officially Steps Away from PC Market

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In a press release earlier this week, Toshiba has come forward with news that the company is officially stepping away from the PC manufacturing market.

For decades, Toshiba has been a global competitor in the PC industry, going as far as introducing one of the first commercially available laptops in the 1980s. Over the last few years, however, Toshiba has been slowly removing assets—including major shares in their PC business.

In June of 2018, Toshiba relinquished over 80% of its PC subsidiary shares to Sharp who rebranded Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd under Dynabook. Since the purchase, Toshiba has still maintained ownership of the remaining 19.9%.

As of this week, Toshiba has officially sold that remaining stake giving complete ownership of the PC business to Sharp under the Dynabook name. This move also classifies Dynabook as a fully-owned Sharp subsidiary.

Details are still developing and new information is expected to arise as the transition takes place.

  • NightHawkRMX
    I'm not surprised. As a consumer, you haven't been able to buy Toshiba laptops for a few years.
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  • Arbie
    "Dynabrook"?? C'mon, wrong three times in such a short article.
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  • dimar
    Let them all drop. PC should be custom built only!!!
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  • NightHawkRMX
    dimar said:
    Let them all drop. PC should be custom built only!!!
    no.
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  • gg83
    I'm surprised they were still in the market too. They lied about 1.2 million in profits, but what really happened to make them mislead investors?
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  • Hug_of_Death
    NightHawkRMX said:
    I'm not surprised. As a consumer, you haven't been able to buy Toshiba laptops for a few years.

    Not sure how it has been in the North American market but in the Asia Pacific Region (Australia) its been one of the leading brands of consumer laptops even up to this year. HP, Dell and Lenovo do seem to have taken a bit of a lead of late though, although more notably in non-consumer markets.
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  • Hug_of_Death
    dimar said:
    Let them all drop. PC should be custom built only!!!

    I would love to see your custom built ultrabook.
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  • nofanneeded
    not good :( Toshiba had the best Keyboard before thinkpad was around .. made the first Color TFT notebook , The Tecra was the best notebook around for business ...

    WHY ? ThinkPad is not as good as IBM days , Lenovo changed the Legendary Keyboard ...

    and now no more Tecra .. this is really Annoying.
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  • Chung Leong
    Hug_of_Death said:
    Not sure how it has been in the North American market but in the Asia Pacific Region (Australia) its been one of the leading brands of consumer laptops even up to this year. HP, Dell and Lenovo do seem to have taken a bit of a lead of late though, although more notably in non-consumer markets.

    Toshiba laptops have been extinct in Europe for some time. The brand is pretty dead here.
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  • dennphill
    dimar said:
    Let them all drop. PC should be custom built only!!!
    Last Toshiba had was years ago and not well supported - lots and lots of crapware pre-installed installed! No loss as far as I am concerned.
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