Toshiba has confirmed that it will no longer be making laptops, transferring its remaining share of PC business to Sharp.
In a short statement, Toshiba said that it had transferred its 19.9 percent of outstanding shares in Dynabook brand. This makes Dynabook wholly owned by Sharp.
Sharp paid £27 million for 80 percent of Toshiba’s shares in 2018.
Toshiba made the world’s first personal computer in 1985. Called the T1100, it had rechargeable batteries, a floppy disk drive, and 256K of internal memory according to Computing History.
There was no guarantee that machine would be a success. Its use of the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive was unconventional compared to the more common 5-inch type. It was also quite expensive, and some people thought it was released prematurely.
Nevertheless, and despite being released only in Europe, it became a success.
While a pioneer in the computer industry, over recent