backtop


Print


NB510 won't come to the US  (Source: Liliputing)
Toshiba will offer no more netbooks in the U.S.

If you're a fan of netbooks, you'll have one less brand to choose from in the United States moving forward. Liliputing reports that Toshiba has announced it will not be bringing its new netbooks to the United States. The move is no surprise as sales of netbooks in the United States have plummeted in the face of competition from tablets such as the iPad. 
 
Toshiba unveiled its first netbook earlier in the year, the NB510, which features an Intel Atom N2600 Cedar Trail processor. Liliputing reports that a Toshiba executive has confirmed that Toshiba America will instead be focusing on the ultrabook. Intel is pushing ultrabooks hard in the U.S. rather than netbooks to lure in consumers and business users looking for portable notebooks with more power than a tablet.
 
The ultrabooks carry much higher retail price the netbook with most ultrabook models going for around $800 or more. Comparatively, the typical netbook is currently selling for about $300.

Toshiba isn't alone and vacating the netbook market in the United States. Dell and Lenovo are both officially out of the U.S. market while Samsung and Sony are still "technically" sticking with the segment. However, neither company has offered a new netbook in the US this year.

Other major computer makers -- including Acer, Asus, and HP -- do still offer their netbooks in the U.S. You can bet these companies would rather sell ultrabooks thanks to higher retail prices and a bigger chance for profit. Low profit is one of the reasons many computer makers weren't happy with the netbook market. Many computer makers went so far as to accuse cheap netbooks cannibalizing notebook sales. 

Toshiba is still pushing hard in the tablet market and recently unveiled three new tablet offerings.
 

Source: Liliputing





"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen
Related Articles



Latest Headlines
How Apple watch Series 2 differ from the S1
February 18, 2017, 5:37 AM
Chuwi LapBook
February 6, 2017, 6:49 AM
LG Watch Style
February 5, 2017, 8:00 AM
New iMac and Release Date
February 4, 2017, 9:30 AM




Latest Blog Posts
Around the World
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 18, 2017, 5:48 AM
News of Future
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 17, 2017, 6:30 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 14, 2017, 5:36 AM
What's New?
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM
Unleashed News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 9, 2017, 6:00 AM
Eye catching news
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 8, 2017, 6:16 AM
Some World News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 7, 2017, 6:15 AM
Today’s news
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 6, 2017, 10:11 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 5, 2017, 7:27 AM
Notes and News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 4, 2017, 5:53 AM
World News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 3, 2017, 5:30 AM
Gadget News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 2, 2017, 7:00 AM
News Around The World.
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 1, 2017, 7:20 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 31, 2017, 7:57 AM
Tips of Today
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 30, 2017, 6:53 AM
What is new?
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 29, 2017, 6:26 AM






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki