Sharp decides to quit the PC market

By Emil ยท 15 replies
Oct 22, 2010
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  1. After concluding that turning a profit from stand-alone products was too difficult, Sharp has announced that it will no longer sell and manufacturer PCs, neither laptops nor desktops, according to Nikkei. The company did not say when it would cease all PC production, but it did stress that it would do so very shortly. Surprisingly, Sharp says that this is just a "strategic" move and that it may one day return to the PC market. Sharp's PCs did get a positive reception from consumers, but the company still decided to give u...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,679   +759

    Heh...I haven't seen a Sharp PC in years. I had no idea they were still in the business.
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 838   +32

    That puts you ahead of me...I didn't even know they made PCs, lol.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Haven't seen a Sharp computer since the mid 90's.
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Neither did I. Perhaps they sold them in other areas of the world but I've never seen one in the U.S. Did they use a different brand name?
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    If their PCs are as reliable as the rest of their product line, this stands as an act of mercy.
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    LOL! Captain you had me rolling!
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,128   +129

    I thought they turned the life support off for Sharp computers back in 2000? I haven't seen one since around that time anyway...
  9. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    Sharp made computers?
  10. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I've never even seen a Sharp PC...Oh wait a sec, neither has anyone else lol...

    If any one finds one, take it to auction, it would be worth a fortune
  11. grimm808

    grimm808 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Wait... what? Sharp makes PC's? I didn't even know that. I just thought they made TV's, fans, and useless peripherals. They should just focus on making nice HD tv's.
  12. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy TS Enthusiast Posts: 60

    I've never seen a Sharp PC either, no big loss here. I can honestly say I've never bought any product made by Sharp and I likely never will
  13. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +31

    same here. never seen a sharp PCs. i got their fridge though. :haha:
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Good luck with that...!
  15. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51


    I did have some Sharp speakers once that performed very well.

    Well i say well, they blew up after a few weeks but thats better than i expected....
  16. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Good decision by sharp as i dont have any single component in my PC which is made by sharp incl monitor. Rather now they can concentrate on more discreet market and improve the service of their TV's

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