The round of Dynabook updates continues which, for the occasion, has also dedicated itself to upgrading the 14 and 15 ” Tecra A40-K and A50-K notebooks with Intel 12th gen processors up to 28W TDP.
After updating the premium Portégé notebooks with Intel 12th gen processors, Dynabook (formerly Toshiba) announced the upgrade of the 14-inch Tecra A40-K and 15-inch Tecra A50-K notebooks, in order to meet those professionals who place their expectations in Windows 11 Pro based systems thanks to the hybrid architecture of the new Intel Alder Lake-K processors, without compromising the convenience of the Tecra line which, with the present changes also in terms of duration, performance, and functionality available, it is now more premium.
The 14 “Tecra A40-K notebook, aimed at professionals in remote working conditions, presents itself (starting from $ 1,019.99) as a thin laptop, with 18.9 mm thickness which, while offering a 14-inch display, reveals a wide working area thanks to the excellent containment of the frames: safety is taken care of by the shutter for privacy in action on the webcam and by the optional fingerprint scanner. Under the keyboard, backlit ending with an extended ClickPad, the chosen dedicated graphics card, a GeForce RTX 2050 from Nvidia, due to its 30% more performance than a GTX 1650, supports Ray Tracing and DLSS operations without problems (Deep Learning Super Sampling, an anti-aliasing that smoothes the jaggedness of the rendered graphics by returning high resolution images).
The Tecra A50-K ($ 969.99) has a 19.9mm-thick frame, again with thin bezels around a 15.6-inch display, topped by a shutter webcam. The keyboard is of standard size, also with numeric pad, backlit and with a large ClickPad. Do not miss the option for the fingerprint scanner.
Featuring an elegant Mystic Blue finish with a lot of IONPURE IPL antimicrobial treatment, both very resistant (MIL-STD-810H) notebooks, without too much noise thanks to the advanced controller for the dual fan system, can support Core P-Series processors from 12th generation Intel, up to 28W of TDP, and contemplate the use of integrated Intel Iris Xe GPUs with which to manage up to 4 4K screens simultaneously: in terms of memory, it is possible to expand the RAM (DDR4 3200, via 2 SO slots -DIMM) up to 64GB and SSD storage (M.2 NVMe PCI-E x4 Gen4) up to 1TB.
The batteries of the Dynabook Tecra A40-K and Tecra A50-K promise a maximum of 10.4 hours of autonomy, without worrying too much about the energy factor since in half an hour of quick charge 40% of energy is recovered. The connectivity sector is also quite accurate, with the provision, in addition to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 (via Intel AX211 2 × 2), of a slot to read the microSD, an Ethernet Gigabit LAN, ports USB 3.2 Type-A, two Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C), a 3.5 mm jack for audio and a full-size HDMI.
Last but not least, both the revamped Tecra also offer a lot in terms of security, with a proprietary Bios, the integration of the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 cryptographic chip, the option for a smart card reader and Hello facial recognition, PC certification. Microsoft’s secure-core, and remote management via Active Management Technology.