Monday, April 22, 2024

Dynabook, formerly Toshiba PC, bares first laptop line for Asia

Dynabook Singapore, formerly known as the consumer PC unit of Toshiba, has announced its first Dynabook-branded solutions with three laptops and a USB-C Dock.

The Dynabook Portégé X30

Designed for business, the three laptops include the Dynabook Portégé X30, Dynabook Tecra X40, and Dynabook Portégé A30. This month also marks the 30th anniversary of the first Dynabook-branded laptop in Japan.

“We have evolved and these products are the perfect example of the direction the organization plans to the take as Dynabook,” said Wong Wai Meng, assistant general manager  at Dynabook Singapore.

“Our new X Series and newly redesigned Portégé A30 push the mobile computing envelope as powerful, full-performance solutions with thinner and lighter form factors. The USB-C Dock demonstrates our understanding of the modern mobile professional’s connectivity and expansion needs.”

The 13.3-inch Portégé X30 and 14-inch Tecra X40 are part of the Dynabook premium B2B laptop collection and include a variety of upgrades in processor, connectivity, instant on/off and cooling technologies.

The new professional-grade laptops feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors to the Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 to improve performance and connectivity speeds.

With a 13.3-inch display, the Portégé X30 measures 15.9 mm thin and weighs 1.05kg making it the brand’s lightest X Series laptop to date. Offering portability and a 14-inch display, the Tecra X40 features an portable form factor that is just 16.9mm and 1.25kg.

The Dynabook Tecra X40

Both X Series laptops feature Windows 10 Modern Standby, which delivers instant on/off capabilities. This feature allows optimized software and applications on the Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 to stay up-to-date by maintaining a low-power connection to an available network (Wi-Fi, mobile broadband/cellular or wired Ethernet) in order to run background processes while the laptop is in sleep mode.

The ability to remain always on and connected to the Internet, ensures a user’s email, notifications and calendar are current. Not only does this feature boost system wake and resume times, it also makes the laptop more energy efficient.

To support the new performance features of the X Series laptops, Dynabook enhanced the fan technology for improved airflow and cooling by increasing the volume of air by 10% while also lowering rotation speeds.

Called an S-Type fan, this cooling design improvement delivers a quieter running system especially when running processor-intensive tasks.

The Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 laptops are Wi-Fi Certified 6 ready. The new Wi-Fi standard based on 802.11ax3. This enhancement enables next-generation Wi-Fi connectivity provides higher capacity, coverage, and improves performance even in congested environments with many connected devices such as conference halls and other public venues.

Both laptops incorporate Dynabook’s elegant and durable Onyx Blue magnesium alloy chassis designed to pass Military Durability Testing (MIL-STD-810G) standard. Meaning these laptops can easily handle the rigors of professional mobility.

The Dynabook Portégé A30

Dynabook Portégé A30

Ideal for small and medium businesses, Dynabook completely redesigned the 13.3-inch Portégé A30 to make it the company’s thinnest and lightest A Series laptop to date.

The design enhancements resulted in the Portégé A30 measuring 11 percent thinner (19.9 mm1) with a starting weight of 1.2kg2 while still being a full-featured performance laptop. Featuring a new designed Polycarbonate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) chassis, the Portégé A30 is designed to pass the Military Durability Testing (MIL-STD-810G) standard, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to durability.

Equipped with 8th Generation Intel Quad Core processors and Windows 10 Pro, the Portégé A30 was designed to offer seamless integration into any corporate infrastructure. Dynabook fortified the A Series laptop with security elements including the company’s proprietary BIOS, TPM 2.0 and optional smart card reader.

Two new optional biometrics features available on the Portégé A30 are an integrated IR camera for face authentication and a Synaptics TouchPad SecurePad with integrated fingerprint reader. To expand the overall functionality of the laptop in terms of data, display and power, Dynabook added a USB-C port to the laptop, which pairs perfectly with the new Dynabook USB-C Dock.

Dynabook USB-C Dock

The Dynabook USB-C Dock is the newest addition to the company’s portfolio of docking solutions and features a streamlined design. The dock supports 10 ports and an SD card slot to expand overall productivity and connectivity to make it the ideal complement for any laptop with a USB-C port, including the Portégé A30.

The Dynabook USB-C Dock can support up to three Full High Definition Monitors or one 4K UHD Monitor. The front of the dock has the following ports: an SD Card Slot, USB-C (USB Power and Data), two USB 3.1 and a Headphone/Mic. The back of the dock offers the following ports: two USB 3.1, HDMI, VGA, Display Port 1.4 and RJ45. For convenience, one of the USB 3.1 ports on the front of the dock delivers power to charge phones, tablets and other peripherals.

The Dynabook-branded laptops will be available in Asia starting from end-August 2019.


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