Toshiba Drops out of Netbook Market

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 28 May 2012 14:36

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Following in the footsteps of companies such as Dell and Lenovo, Toshiba has now announced that it will drop out of the netbook market. In its place, the company will move its resources into the ultrabook market, with products such as Toshiba's Portege Z830.The main reason is fairly obvious: netbooks just aren't selling. With smartphones and tablets being what they are, netbooks kind of got trampled over. Netbooks just aren't needed in this day and age, where a tablet with a bluetooth keyboard can do just about anything a netbook can.

For those of you who were looking forward to the NB510 netbook that was announced earlier this year, sporting Intel's Cedar Trail Atom N2600 processor, I've got some sad news for you: it looks as though the netbook will not be released in the US. The netbooks still might be available in other parts of the world, and Toshiba may sell some internally, so there's still a chance you could get your hands on one.