Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years

The Japanese giant Toshiba has sold its final stake in the personal computer maker Dynabook.

It means the firm no longer has a connection with making PCs or laptops.

Sharp bought 80% of Toshiba’s personal computing arm in 2018 for $36m (£27m), and has now bought the remaining shares, Toshiba said in a statement… More here.

I don’t think Toshiba ever made a laptop I liked.



Categories: PCs

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  1. Heh, yeah. I had to look at some notes to remember my experience w/ Toshiba:
    a 1999 Toshiba desktop – “Shoulda known something was up when it came with Windows 95, not 98…the USB never did work quite right.”
    and a 2010 18.4″ laptop, p505 (first big experiment as a full on desktop replacement) “The Toshiba P505 is good, but the “zero pressure media buttons” just to left of keyboard are WAY too easy to accidentally hit, plus they’re hardwired to make a super-obnoxious BEEP?? What a dumb design decision – luckily you can just turn them off in BIOS.”

    So, some ok design, but lack of attention to detail

    (I think I got it mixed up with Fujitsu, who made one of my all time fav laptops, the Fujitsu Lifebook P1510D (had a stylus and a flip around screen))

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