Aug 10, 2020

Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops

YOSHIKAZU TSUNO The Japanese giant Toshiba has sold its final stake in the personal computer maker Dynabook. Sharp bought 80% of Toshiba's personal computing arm in 2018 for $36m, and has now bought the remaining shares, Toshiba said in a statement. Toshiba's first laptop, the T1100, launched in 1985. It was launched at first only in Europe with an annual sales target of 10,000 units, according to the Toshiba Science Museum website. In 2011 Toshiba sold more than 17m PCs but by 2017 this had fallen to 1.9m, reported Reuters at the time.

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