April 1, 2016 - 11:59 AMT
Toshiba withdraws from consumer laptop market

One of the oldest names in PC manufacturing is withdrawing from consumer laptops, Digital Spy said.

Toshiba has announced that it is no longer making commercial notebooks for the European market and will instead focus on the business sector.

"Toshiba will concentrate on the B2B PC market globally by developing, manufacturing, and selling its Tecra and Portege brands to the corporate market," said Toshiba in a statement (via AnandTech).

The company will continue to offer consumer PCs in its native Japan, but its focus in Europe and North America will be business from now on.

Toshiba is planning to sell off its remaining stock of commercial computers and anyone who purchases one will receive full warranty cover.

Like many PC makers in the modern era, Toshiba has struggled to turn a profit of late and has been linked with a merger involving Fujitsu and Vaio.