Dynabook, formerly known as Toshiba has launched two laptops that are expected to hit the South African shores in September. The devices are the first to be Dynabook-branded in Europe following the rebrand of Toshiba’s computer business in April 2019.
The latest generation models of Portégé X30-F and the Tecra X40-F are equipped with Windows 10 Modern Standby (MS), an evolution of the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power mode that enables the smartphone power model on a PC, which in partnership with the ‘wake on fingerprint’ feature provides the instant on/off experience that users have come to expect of their mobile devices.
Both the Portégé X30-F and the Tecra X40-F devices include WiFi 6 the latest standard providing faster WiFi with more capacity. This next-generation of WiFi, based on the 802.11ax standard, is the next step in wireless connectivity that will bring blazing fast and responsive connections and the capacity to handle dense hyper-connected environments.
The devices benefit from upgraded storage capabilities. Intel Optane enables acceleration of working and data memory, reducing waiting times. Intel Optane storage also learns which functions are most frequently used by the user, from system start to file search to program call, and subsequently accelerates these processes. Frequent work steps are therefore faster, smoother and simpler.
Another key evolution in the devices is the new S-Type fan. This new fan has been developed to provide an improved cooling effect (air volume increased by 10 per cent), while lower rotation speed results in quieter operation.
Finally, The Portégé X30-F and the Tecra X40-F devices are designed to meet the highest standards for security. In addition to their in-house developed BIOS and TPM 2.0, these models support features such as Secure Launch protection and System Management Mode protection.
Damian Jaume, President of Dynabook Europe GmbH comments “We are excited to launch the first dynabook-branded laptops in South Africa. As Toshiba, the company launched the world’s first laptop computer in 1985 (the T1100) and followed it up with the world’s first notebook computer – the DynaBook J-3100 SS001 in 1989.