Without too much fuss, as the product is not available in the usual distribution channels as it is intended for businesses and professionals, the new laptop, Portégé X40-K, designed by Dynabook, former Toshiba notebook division, was presented.
Dynabook, heir to the IT division of Toshiba, returning from some hardware announcements not later than last month, has formalized a new professional laptop for hybrid work, the Portégé X40-K, founded as operating columns on 12th generation Intel processors and on Windows 11.
The Portégé X40-K (starting at $ 1,349.99, equivalent to approximately EUR 1,242, with refund or free repair within the year of Reliability Guarantee) is a slim (17.9mm) and light (1.46 kg), with an aluminum chassis capable of withstanding very tough tests (MIL STD 810H tests), coated with a scratch-resistant glossy finish (Dark Tech Blue) on which the Dynabook logo stands out in matt silver. The keyboard. backlit, without frames, it resists liquid spills. Moving from resistance to security, the laptop puts in place all the requirements to deserve Microsoft’s Secured-Core certification, being equipped with a proprietary bios, facial authentication on the webcam (IR with Windows Hello), the shutter for the same , the TPM 2.0 cryptographic chip, the fingerprint scanner and the optional smart card reader.
On the sides of the perimeter, several USB 3.2 Type-A ports stand out, the power input that leaves both Thunderbolt 4 (via Type-C) usable, an HDMI 2.0, an RJ45 for Gigabit Ethernet, a jack from 3.5 mm, and a microSD card reader: on the connectivity side, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax / 6E are stationed (thanks to the Intel AX211 modem with 2 × 2 antennas).
The nerve center of the Portégé X40-K1 includes the Intel processors (i5 or i7) of 12th gen, Alder Lake, 28W of TDP, with the integrated graphics card Iris Xe: nevertheless, the active dissipation of heat was still thought of, with two silent fans and, to separate the flows of hot and cold air, an external rubber foot. In the mnemonic field, however, the laptop adopts DDR4-3200 RAM memory, with the possibility of going up to 32 GB maximum while, for the SSD storage, provided according to the PCIe Gen 4 interface, you can touch the highlight with 1 TB.
Suitable for videoconferencing work, the Dynabook Portégé X40-K1, implemented with Windows 11 Pro, together with the 14-inch IPS display with anti-glare treatment, sports an AI audio system with intelligent background noise reduction, and AI based devices as well. on the webcam, capable of autonomously managing framing, light correction, and smart darkening of the background of its environment (operated on the hardware side and, therefore, independent of the webcam app that will be used). Finally, the 53 W battery is designed to cover the entire working day.