Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops

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Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops

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YOSHIKAZU TSUNO

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Toshiba was as soon as pleased with its laptops – this was the revealing of the Qosmio laptop computer in 2004

The Japanese large Toshiba has bought its ultimate stake within the private laptop maker Dynabook.

It means the agency now not has a reference to making PCs or laptops.

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

Toshiba’s first laptop computer, the T1100, launched in 1985. It weighed 4kg (8.Eight kilos) and labored with 3.5 inch (8.8cm) floppy disks.

It was launched at first solely in Europe with an annual gross sales goal of 10,000 items, based on the Toshiba Science Museum website.

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Toshiba’s first laptop computer weighed 4kg (practically 9 kilos)

In 2011 Toshiba bought greater than 17m PCs however by 2017 this had fallen to 1.9m, reported Reuters at the time.

In 2016, it had ceased making shopper laptops for the European market, focusing solely on {hardware} for companies.

Latest years have been tough for the conglomerate: in 2015, the firm posted a full-year loss of $318bn.

That very same yr its president and vice-president resigned after an unbiased panel discovered the corporate had overstated its income for the earlier six years.

In 2019, it wound up its nuclear business NuGen in the UK after failing to discover a purchaser for it.

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