Newly-rebranded Dynabook announces its first laptops under new name

Portégé X30

Dynabook, which changed its name earlier this year from the long-standing Toshiba brand, has announced its first products under the new branding. These include three new laptops - the Portégé A30, Portégé X30, and Tecra X40 - and a USB Type-C dock.

Portégé X30 and Tecra X40

Among the laptops, the Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 are the two most similar between each other. They share almost all of the same specs, including up to an eighth-generation Intel Core i7-8665U processor, two DDR4 RAM slots that support up to 32GB, up to 1TB of SSD storage. Dynabook has re-engineered the fan system to improve airflow while reducing the fan speed. They also include the same security options, including a fingerprint sensor and IR camera.

Tecra X40

The only differences here are in the screen size and resolution. The Portégé X30 comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD with touch as an optional feature. The Tecra X40 comes with a 14-inch display, but the non-touch version is only HD (1366x768), and only the touch-enabled variant goes up to Full HD. The Portégé X30 is the company's lightest X-series laptop, and it's 15.6mm thin and weighs 2.3lbs, while the Tecra X40 is 16.9mm thin and weighs 2.7lbs.

Both models also feature two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI port, a USB Type-A port, a microSD card reader, and a combo audio jack. Both laptops are MIL-STD-810G certified, support Wi-Fi 6, and have a 48Wh battery.

Portégé A30

Portégé A30

Dynabook is also refreshing the Portégé A30 with some improved specs, including up to an Intel Core i7-8650U, either 4GB or 8GB of DDR4 RAM with an extra open slot, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. It includes the same optional security features as the X-series laptops above. The screen is 13.3 inches and comes in a few variants, starting at a base HD resolution and up to Full HD with touch support.

In terms of ports, the A30 lags slightly behind the other two laptops, with two USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, a microSD card reader, an Ethernet port, and a combo audio jack. The laptop is 19.9mm thick and weighs 2.67lbs. It's also MIL-STD-810G certified, so durability shouldn't be a problem.

Dynabook USB-C Dock

Lastly, the company is announcing a USB Type-C dock, which is aptly named USB-C Dock. The dock includes a full-size SD card reader, one USB Type-C port, four USB Type-A ports, an Ethernet port, a VGA port, one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort. One of the USB Type-A ports can also be used to deliver power to charge phones, for instance. The dock also has a power button that can be used to turn on the computer when used with compatible Portégé and Tecra laptops.

All of these products will be available starting next month, but pricing is not available for any of the laptops announced today. The Dynabook USB-C Dock will cost $199.99.

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