Samsung has confirmed that it is ending sales of all of its laptops - including both Windows notebooks and Chromebooks - in Europe. The move comes as the PC market continues to struggle in the face of increasingly powerful smartphones and tablets, reducing users' dependence on 'traditional' form factors, including notebooks and desktops.
A Samsung spokesperson confirmed the company's plans to PC Advisor today, saying:
We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. 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."
That statement appears to leave the door open for a possible return to Europe for its Windows laptops and Google Chromebooks in the future, but this remains far from certain. For now, the company remains committed to sales of those devices in other parts of the world.
Source: PC Advisor | image via Samsung