Toshiba Agrees To Sell Its PC Business To Sharp For $36 Million

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vern72

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It's the end of an era. What a shame. I owned two of their laptops and they were fairly good. I just didn't like the lack of options in their BIOS.
 

Reynod

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Back in the day their laptops were outstanding ... the early A100 series laptops were bulletproof. The M400's were good, and I still have a Protege 700 running. Then they went downhill. All good things end.
 
Although I haven't set one up in a while. Any Toshiba I set up for a client always had way more bloatware than you normally see, killing performance. They also load on many superfluous utilities which duplicate OS functions. Their products have just been garbage.
 


I have NEVER purchased a computer that I didn't reformat (after I learned how) or at least spend a while to go through and disable most/all of that. I found, particularly in Toshiba's case, that almost everything in there was a duplicate of something Windows already did. I did always enjoy the "Eco mode" though.

 


Unfortunately most people aren't willing to pay for the additional time spent on a Vanilla reinstall of Windows. So, I just clean out the bloatware. Since I build all my desktop computers this hasn't been an issue for me. All my laptops have been freebies from clients tossing still decent laptops. Which got a clean install.
 
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