We heard some unfortunate news earlier this week as Toshiba officially sold its final stake in Dynabook and exited the personal computer market for good. The past few years have seen Toshiba’s stake in the global computer market rapidly decline, from selling 17 million units and dominating the market in 2011 to selling just 1.9m units in 2017.
It is a sad day when a company with a history such as Toshiba’s leaves a market they helped create and spent decades developing by advancing technology and driving the industry forwards for everyone else.
For GRiD there is a personal attachment to seeing Toshiba transition out of the personal computer market. They were once one of our biggest competitors back when we first started out as a US based company in the late 70’s/early 80’s. With Toshiba’s first laptop, the T1100 being based on a similar clamshell design as our GRiD 1100 Compass developed a few years prior.