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Toshiba sold its PC market to Sharp/Foxconn June 2018
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:46:38 PM »
While this news is almost a year old. This is the first I heard of this and figured I'd share it here in case anyone else missed the sale of Toshiba's PC Market to Sharp/Foxconn.

When looking for Windows 10 drivers for my Toshiba Laptop from 2009, I noticed that the URL was no longer Toshiba for support and is instead now handled by Dynabook https://support.dynabook.com/drivers to which either by model number or serial number you can find the Toshiba Drivers for the original OS that the Laptop was sold with as well as you might find drivers for newer editions of Windows.

Just read the article completely and now I know why they went with Dynabook domain, its tribute to the first Toshiba Laptop in 1985.
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The acquisition by Sharp marks the end of the long history of Toshiba laptops the Toshiba Dynabook, which came out in 1985, was one of the first laptops to ever be release.

I have had good luck with Sharp Brand quality in TV's and Microwave Ovens, but have had issues with Foxconn brand components and main boards failing prematurely in the past which makes me cautious of buying a newer Toshiba computer. Yet... I know that Apple has used Foxconn components so maybe they aren't as bad as they use to be in quality.

Here is the link to the article:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Exit-from-the-PC-market-Toshiba-sells-its-laptop-business-to-Sharp.307914.0.html

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    Re: Toshiba sold its PC market to Sharp/Foxconn June 2018
    « Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 10:46:07 AM »
    Gou owns more than 50% of SDP, while Foxconn-controlled Sharp holds ... Wisconsin plant back in June 2018, opting to build a 6th-generation

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