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Fujitsu has confirmed to The Register that it will cease selling all personal computers in Europe beginning in spring next year. The decision comes amid shrinking sales for the sector following the pandemic boom. Only in Europe A Fujitsu spokesperson told us that its commercial strategy is to become a "DX company to support …

  1. spireite Silver badge


    I thought they'd pulled out years ago

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Really?

      Same here. I remember seeing the odd Fujitsu PC on my travels around many different customer sites, but I don't recall seeing any since Windows became popular back about Windows 3.0/3.1 era. My brain associates Fujitsu with hard disks and rolls of camera film and that's about it. In a way, that's even more odd. I'm "brand aware" of Fujitsu as a name, but can't think of anything current that they produce or sell apart from the Post Office Horizon scandal, so "brand aware" in a negative sense.

  2. TimMaher Silver badge

    They are looking to the future.

    Concentrating on the Horizon.

    1. Lurko

      Re: They are looking to the future.

      Or rather carefully avoiding Horizon.

      Hopefully this dreadful company will soon exit all its other lines of business, and become nothing other than a bad memory and a collection of taxpayer funded liabilities.

  3. BenDwire Silver badge

    Pity ...

    The end of an era then. I bought a dozen of their desktops for my company when Windows 7 became the required OS, and they lasted for the best part of 7 years, right until the Win 10 'refresh'. Admittedly they all had to have the motherboard PSU capacitors changed* after 3 years, but apart from that they were rock solid, both mechanically and software-wise. They were perfect for their ofiice-based duties, although the design team stuck to their Dells and Lenovos for performance reasons.

    That said, I won't miss them much as I'm long since retired.

    * A trivial matter for an electronics manufacturer with the requisite gear.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Pity ...

      I had a couple of these as accessories to scientific equipment (supplied by German companies, I guess the Siemens end). They were ok and reliable enough, but a great dearth of technical information, I could never find a motherboard manual for example.

      1. cje

        Re: Pity ...

        They are the main supplier to Canon for clients & servers, and it's the worst hardware I've ever worked with. The brand new laptops are truly abysmal and their support is a waste of time.

        Their support web site looks like it hasn't been updated in over a decade, and I think that shows how Fujitsu is going. Saying that, Canon isn't much better.

  4. John Savard

    North America

    This makes me wonder about the North American market. Is Fujitsu still selling client systems there, or has it left that market even earlier than Europe?

  5. Professor_Iron

    Fujitsu fanboy in the house

    I guess I'm one of those few who'll miss them - since they've inherited the Augsburg factory as a merger with the Siemens computer business most Fujitsu PCs can be found in Germany and at German companies. The Bayerisch factory was acquired by the motherboard manufacturer Kontron - they make rock solid stuff, hope the suppliers survive and the know-how won't be just thrown away.

    Ah - and their keyboards and monitors were also top-notch in terms of value! Avoid the entry-level office monitors, but Fujitsu P-series displays were up there with mid-range Eizos. Grab one while you can.

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