OR Toshiba stopped the laptop business once and for all last week, ending a 35-year run. The remaining stake in PC was transferred to Sharp.
Two years ago, the Toshiba sold 80,1% of its stake in Sharp for $ 36 million and Sharp renamed the division Dynabook. Sharp reportedly exercised its right to buy the remaining 19,1% of the shares in June and Toshiba issued a statement on August 4 that the deal was completed.
The company created the first laptop PC in 1985: The T1100 had internal rechargeable batteries, a 3,5-inch floppy disk drive and 256K memory.
ComputerWorld reports on the T1100 that its executives Toshiba It was definitely not for the laptop, but they eventually started selling the T1100 for about $ 2.000.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, theToshiba was one of the leading PC makers, but as more players gathered in the market that added more and more unique features, its laptops Toshiba declined in popularity.
By the time she sold her stake in Sharp, her stake Toshiba The PC market had shrunk from its 2011 pick (17,7 million PCs) to about 1,4 million in 2017, according to Reuters.