Samsung quits notebook and PC business in Europe

Samsung quits notebook and PC business in Europe

When it comes to smartphones, tablets, memory and other digital products Samsung has been de facto the leader for years and years in a row. Unfortunately for the company, it has never been that successful on the notebook market, where it has always been overshadowed by companies like Dell, HP, Acer and others. This is the reason why Samsung has decided to exit the notebook business in the near future.

As of now the change affects just the European market where the planned exit will take place in 2015. Samsung has already started the process – the year 2014 is the last year when Samsung will have new notebooks but starting in 2015 there will be no upcoming such products. The process will include not only Windows-based notebooks but also Chromebooks as well as PCs.

“We quickly adapt to market needs and demands,” Samsung said in a statement. “In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets. We will continue to thoroughly evaluate market conditions and will make further adjustments to maintain our competitiveness in emerging PC categories.”

This move by Samsung follows a similar move by Sony, which sold its Vaio business to an investment fund back in February 2014. Apparently it gets tougher and tougher to be in the PC and notebook business.

Source: Samsung

Related posts

Samsung Galaxy S7 will debut in January 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 will debut in January 2016

South Korean news sources have eliminated one more secret regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone. According to recent publications there, the device will be launched in January 2016 but the exact date is still unknown. The device will be available in several versions...

Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 official

NVIDIA today intros the newest entry to the NVIDIA Fermi architecture lineup graphic cards—the GeForce GTX 465. It has recommended price tag of $279 and is available starting today from leading add-in-card companies including ASUS, EVGA, Galaxy, MSI, Palit, PNY, Zotac and others. The new...

Adata rolls out 8GB Gaming Series V2.0 DDR memory kits

Adata Technology comes up with a new dual-channel DDR3 memory kits offers for the gamers. Parts of company's  XPG Gaming Series V2.0,  the new offerings  include 8GB DDR3-1866 and an 8GB DDR3-2133 memory kits.Both new XPG 2133G and 1866G modules operate at 1866 MHz and 2133 MHz respectively, run...

Leave a comment