Netbooks are loosing their luster in developed countries because of the sleek sexy appeal of the. Toshiba has been a long time advocate for the Netbook making fantastic products and even pushing the boundaries by putting Harman Kardon speakers into the palm rests of their devices.
Brad over at Liliputing was speaking to a Toshiba executive who confirmed to him that Toshiba America has no plans to offer any new netbooks in the US. This means that the NB510 Cedar Trail Netbook will not be seeing the light of day in North America!
Toshiba will instead be focusing on ultrabooks such as the Toshiba which offers a similar thin and light form factor but much better performance than a typical netbook. The price difference is huge since their Ultrabooks start at $800 and their netbooks at $400.
If you’re in the US and still looking for a productivity device that’s easy on your budget ASUS, Acer & HP are still backing the category state side.