Toshiba, VAIO, and Fujitsu decide it’s Morphin’ Time, to combine into single PC Megazord

by: John DyeFebruary 16, 2016
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It appears the Japanese tech companies Toshiba, VAIO, and Fujitsu have decided that it’s time to ban together to stand up against Lenovo NEC. Bloomberg News is reporting that VAIO is nearing the final stages of a series of negotiations which would merge itself into both Toshiba and Fujitsu. The resulting super-company might just give Lenovo NEC a run for its money.

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If you’ve been keeping tabs on these PC rangers, you might remember that Toshiba took a hard hit in December, cutting 7,800 jobs in the fallout of an accounting scandal. Rumors circulated that the company might be withdrawing from the PC making business entirely, but Toshiba is nothing if not scrappy. Last week’s announcement that the company would be sticking to their guns in spite of their struggling electronics division left some scratching their heads, but word of this merger casts their strategy in a new light.

The PC landscape in general is becoming a battleground of titans. Smaller companies are beginning to fuse together to remain competitive with powerhouses HP, Dell, and Lenovo. If Toshiba, VAIO and Fujitsu carry out this merger successfully, they may rise as one of leading competitors in this brutal market. We don’t have any word yet regarding branding or products, and the deal has yet to be officially announced. Hidemi Moue, chief executive officer of Japan Industrial Partners has said that we can expect a formal press release by the end of Q1.

What are your thoughts regarding the combining of these PC giants? Will the resulting merged company be able to find footing on the global playing field? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Tjaldid

    Just “Vaio” not “Sony Vaio” since sony sold Vaio

    • Gustavo Santos

      I think Sony still has 5% of the company but I agree with you it’s just Vaio

  • King_Android

    Toshiba sucks, everybody I know who owned at least one Toshiba had to have their display/video card replaced at least once within the first year of purchase.

  • Dis

    All 3 overprice every single thing they make. Merging won’t change this. RIP Japanese arrogance.

  • Nelson Miller

    The only Toshiba I ever bought was last week, the incredibly amazing Chromebook 2 2015!

  • Nauris Vilde

    I would love to see them come back as a competitor to others out there. I still own a Toshiba laptop, although I don’t use as a daily driver because it is quite old, but it would be no problem if I used it today if my primary laptop would suddenly die, it still works today and I have no complaints, so I kind of respect Toshiba for that. I also had a Fujitsu laptop, although it died but it also served me for a long time so I think this union would end up quite good. That’s just my opinion. Thank You.

  • Oh Zhi Chao

    I got 2 Toshiba Laptop and i used it as a daily driver plus hardcore gaming on it, the first one lasted like 5 years and the second one 4 year and counting! So far only replaced replaced the harddrive with a ssd to have a fast bootup on it

    • ГАСООП

      by hardcore gaming you mean emulating nes right?

      • Oh Zhi Chao

        Hahaha the laptop wishes it was emulating nes but no, i am playing the crew fallout 4 and some other resource intensive game. The computer heats up till it is ready to cook some soft-boiled eggs

        • ГАСООП

          i hope you realise its very unhealthy to the laptop

          • Oh Zhi Chao

            Unfortunately, it has lasted me through 4 years, unhealthy or not, my laptop is reaching its end of lifespan too…. it is just an all-rounder entertainment laptop! :) So either when the motherboard or hardware spoils, i will treat it as it has served me well! :*)

  • Ryan Hadwick

    Does that mean Sony, Toshiba and Fujitsu are all the same company,

  • Choda Boy

    “ban together”

    LOL, the correct term is “band together”.

  • Josh Adams

    My main hope is that the quality associated with Vaio and Fujitsu balances out the lack of quality Toshiba is known for. It’d be neat to see Fujitsu on a larger stage…