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Saturday August 8, 2020

Toshiba is finally out of the laptop segment

The Japanese company Toshiba decides to exit the production of fully-fledged laptops permanently.

The personal and laptop computer sector lost a big player whose name was always mentioned among the big boys. If you did not own one of its computers, then you probably heard of it. The Japanese company Toshiba has officially exited the personal computer sector.

The Japanese company had sold the personal computers and laptops sector to Sharp in 2018 at a price of only $ 36 million, and had only kept a 19.9% ​​stake for itself. And at the end of last June, Sharp completed the acquisition of the entire remaining stake, thus bringing the name Toshiba as a brand of personal computers to its end.

Practically since Sharp’s acquisition of Toshiba, it has changed its name to Dynabook, which is the name of one of Toshiba’s successful computers in Japan, and has launched a few devices to revive the brand, but it has not managed to gain any significant market share.

The Japanese company dominated the laptop market in the period between the late 1990s and late 2000s. Its computers were characterized by high performance and few malfunctions, but what was flawed by their traditional designs, and this is what made the competing companies, especially the American ones, to launch modern designs that meet the aspirations of customers, which put an end to the company’s journey.

It is noteworthy that the company manufactures some components and will continue to work in it, such as internal and portable storage disks, but it has left the entire PC and laptop manufacturing sector.

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