Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/25/toshiba_america_calls_time_on_the_netbook/

Toshiba America says no to new netbooks

Want a small laptop? Get an Ultrabook

By Tony Smith

Posted in Laptops, 25th May 2012 14:16 GMT

Another sure sign the netbook's day is done: Toshiba's US wing has confirmed it will no longer offer new versions of the laptop-lite machines.

Wondering where the heck the Intel Atom N2600-based Toshiba NB510 had got to, US netbook site Liliputing asked the company when the Cedar Trail machine might be expected to arrive Stateside.

Short answer: never.

Toshiba US will be promoting Ultrabooks instead, a spokesman from the firm told the site.

In the UK, the 10in NB510 is still available from Toshiba. It'll set you back £306. It has older models at £249, if you prefer something a bit cheaper.

At the company's 2012 product showcase, held early in April, staff insisted there was still a market here for netbooks, despite the momentum behind tablets and the arrival of the Ultrabook.

Still, netbooks' plunging share of UK retail tech sales doesn't paint a rosy picture of the platform's future, whether Toshiba continues to offer them or not. ®