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Samsung might sell its PC business to Lenovo

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Not long after selling its printer business to HP for about $1 billion, it looks like Samsung is now in talks with Lenovo, a giant apparently interested in acquiring its PC business.
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Samsung might remain a huge force in the industry, but some of its businesses are not living up to the expectations. On the contrary, while the mobile phone segment can survive a shock like that one incurred by the Note 7 affair, it looks like some of the traditional divisions are slowly going down. Not long after selling the printer business, Samsung is said to be in talks with Lenovo, who is apparently interested in its PC business.

According to a local news outlet, quoted by The Investor, "Samsung Electronics is in talks with Chinese PC giant Lenovo to sell off its struggling PC business division as part of its efforts to divest less profitable businesses." The report also revealed that these talks are being carried without a financial advisor, predicting that this deal's value might exceed $850 million. It is also rumored that these talks were initiated months ago, but the outcome is not in sight yet.

Back in September, Samsung announced that its printer business division would join HP Inc. in 2017, as result of a deal worth over $1 billion. A former Samsung executive was also quoted as saying that, given the close relation between PCs and printers, "it seems quite obvious that Samsung, after its PC business sell-off, is withdrawing from the PC market."

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5414 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-24 (Update: 2016-11-24)