Toshiba not exiting the PC market

Following a bleak 2015, there were suggestions that Toshiba would exit the PC market as it restructures its business units. The Japanese conglomerate has now announced that it will continue to make PCs.

Japanese publication Sankei said that Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO were in talks to merge their PC businesses, with the latter two vendors handling production of Toshiba's Dynabook line as it focuses on design and development. However, it looks like Toshiba will continue to manufacture its own hardware, as it announced that it will not sell its production facility in Hangzhou, China. That doesn't mean that the vendor is not open to a joint venture with Fujitsu and VAIO, as Toshiba stated that it would consider alliances with third-party companies.

Toshiba's latest offering is the dynaPad, a $569 12-inch Windows 10 tablet with an Intel Atom x5 Z8300, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB storage. The vendor also makes several notebooks in the Satellite series.

Source: Reuters

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.