Toshiba, which has been producing laptops since 1985, is no longer officially present in this market.
In the 1990s, the Japanese brand was the leader in the global laptop market, thanks to the popular Satellite and Portégé series.
Even in the 21st century, Toshiba was frequently in the top five PC manufacturers, although the company did not build desktops.Models such as Lenovo’s ThinkPad and Apple’s MacBook Air have gradually eroded the market share of the Japanese, who have never focused very much on design.
The company’s “DNA” is found in the new Dynabook laptops
In 2018, Toshiba sold its PC division to Sharp for a very small amount, only 36 million dollars. The new owner renamed the acquisition, in which Toshiba retained a 19.9% stake, Dynabook.
The other day, Sharp also bought Toshiba’s 19.9% stake in Dynabook, and the company finally left the laptop market.
The Dynabook brand was used by Toshiba in Japan. Under this, the company launched the world’s first laptop with 4K screen, Dynabook T954.
Toshiba’s first laptop, the T1100, was launched by the Japanese company in 1985. It had a 640 × 200 pixel screen, a 4.77 MHz Intel 80C88 processor, 256 kB of RAM and cost $ 1,900 (the equivalent of $ 4,500 today). ).