If you are even a normal user you would have seen the Toshiba products. The Japanese Tech Giant officially quits the laptop business after 35 years in this sector. This is another big Japanese tech Giant leaving the laptop/PC business.
They started the revolution when they launched T1100 laptop. It was technically a first laptop available to public. T1100 set an example for design in 1985 for portable devices. The design didn’t changed for almost 6 years till Apple Powerbook were introduced in 1991.
Toshiba was in its peak in 1990s and 2000s with Satelite Portégé and Qosmio lineups. The reason for their decline is not exactly known but the main reason everyone will agree is stiff competition. Toshiba HD-DVD feature which produced media centric laptops didn’t helped that much. It was replaced with Blu-Ray and streaming.
The stiff competition later came up from Apple, Dell, Lenovo and others. They produced ultra portable books which was the main thing for Toshiba. Apple with its Macbook series, Dell with XPS series and others introduced their own ultrabooks.
Earlier in 2018 Toshiba sold their 80.1% stake of computer business to Sharp, Foxconn owned. Now the company quietly sold its remaining 19.1% stake to Sharp. The 19.1% stake was in the DynaBook brand and now it is sold to Sharp. This indicated their exit from the laptops businesses.
But still the Toshiba is major player in computer accessories. Storage devices, printing devices, and also they have some range in Energy and retail. Though the DynaBook brand may live on but its sad now Toshiba branded laptops will not be available. Another old bad boy taken out due to stiff competition. You used any Toshiba laptop or product? Would be great to know.
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