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Toshiba Puts An End To Netbook Era In US

Earlier this year, in CES 2012, Toshiba showed an Intel Atom N2600 Cedar Trail processor based netbook. If you are waiting to get Toshiba NB510 netbook in the US, then you better stop waiting. Because, Toshiba has no plan to offer any new netbooks in the US. It is an unexpected, heart breaking news for Toshiba fans, although there are some reasons behind to take the decision.


Toshiba, Image Credit: Toshiba

There are multiple reasons behind Toshiba’s decision to scrap netbook sales in the US. One is the increasing dominance of tablets. Other is the introduction of ultrabooks. And, netbook sales has been going downward for some time.

Previously, some netbook makers including Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and Sony have officially announced that they are not interested to introduce new netbook models any more. Two other netbook giants, Acer and HP, are still selling netbooks but sales of products have been falling for some time.

Instead of netbook, Toshiba is focusing to raise market value by using the ultrabook. For example, Toshiba Portege Z830 offers a similar thin and light with well featured. Although ultrabook is expensive but performance is better.

Source: Liliputing

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