IRVINE, Calif., June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynabook Americas, Inc., formerly the Toshiba PC Company, today announced the next-generation of its Tecra® A Series laptops with the 14-inch Tecra A40-J and 15-inch Tecra A50-J. Dynabook completely redesigned these new professional grade laptops to address the needs of the modern, flexible worker while reducing the strain on IT managers. Reliable, secure, and easy to manage, this lightweight and stylish duo are the latest additions to Dynabook's well-established Tecra product line.
"The new modern designs of the Tecra A40 and A50 truly stand out from the crowd," said Philip Osako, vice president, marketing and engineering, Dynabook Americas, Inc. "These new laptops incorporate the power and performance of a professional-grade laptop with a premium style that looks great in any work environment."
First introduced by the Toshiba PC Company (now Dynabook) 25 years ago, the Tecra brand is a staple of the company's portfolio of business computing solutions offering customers with the features and technologies to compete and succeed in the modern workplace.
Both laptops feature a new sleek and stylish Mystic Blue chassis with a distinctive raised wave detail on the lid. The laptops also incorporate an EPA-approved antimicrobial paint additive called IONPURE® IPL1 to help inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Secure and manageable for both IT manager and worker Each device has been carefully engineered to address the security and manageability challenges posed by the accelerated shift towards flexible working patterns. Thanks to Dynabook's in-house BIOS with extensive security features, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, enterprise-grade encryption and optional Windows Hello fingerprint and face authentication, both devices help protect users against data, device and identify threats. Both the Tecra A40-J and A50-J meet Microsoft's Secured-core PC requirements and expand Dynabook's portfolio of highly-secure laptops. An optional smart card reader adds an additional layer of security where needed.
Even with a dispersed workforce, IT departments can support and manage these Tecra devices through intelligent manageability capabilities. The Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) enables easy management of devices – even remotely. Dynabook's proprietary BIOS can also be upgraded and managed remotely to maintain high levels of security.
Polished performance The Tecra A40-J and A50-J are both packed with performance-enhancing features so users can get the job done – fast. In addition to high-powered 28W variants of the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, a selection of memory and storage capabilities are available, including up to 32GB of RAM on 2x SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Moreover, Intel® Iris® Xe powered graphics technology boosts performance further, complemented by new quiet dual fan cooling technology. The duo also delivers an impressive battery life rating – up to 10.4 hours measured with Mobile Mark™ 2018. Dynabook offers a quick charge function to provide up to 40 percent battery charge in just 30 minutes.
Work in comfort and in style Both the Tecra A40-J and A50-J have been developed to balance portability and performance with a distinct, premium design. With mobility at its core, the Tecra A40-J weighs 3.24 lbs.2 (1.45kg) and boasts a large non-glare 14-inch HD or FHD screen in an 18.9mm thin package. While its 15-inch sibling, the Tecra A50-J, offers a larger screen in a thin 19.9mm design and weighs 3.64 lbs.2 (1.65kg), for the modern hybrid user. The Tecra A50-J is now 22-percent lighter and 17-percent thinner than its predecessor.
The pair feature a slim-bezel display design and an easy-to-open hinge for a quick start up. The screen of each device can also be folded flat to 180 degrees for easy document sharing. The 14-inch Tecra A40-J also offers touchscreen options for further usability. At the same time, a large and lowered backlit keyboard with SecurePad on both devices enables comfortable, all day typing. The Tecra A50-J is also equipped with a numeric keypad.
Stay in touch and on track The new Tecra duo gives users an abundance of tools for a productive and collaborative working day – no matter their location. An HD camera with a privacy shutter, Cortana-enabled dual noise-suppressing mics, and quality stereo speakers with DTS® audio processing all combine to enable seamless video or audio conferencing.
The full connectivity toolkit At the office desk, the home study or even the kitchen table, both devices offer all the connections a workforce needs to plug into their environment and the wider world. Two Thunderbolt™ 4 enabled USB-C® ports provide fast charge, data transfer and the ability to connect to four external monitors. Users can connect to additional accessories with ease and speed via other full-size ports including HDMI® 2.0, LAN and additional USB-A 3.2 ports, plus a microSD™ slot. For fast and reliable wireless connection, the devices boast Intel® 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).
Tough and tested Designed and built in Dynabook's in-house research and development centers, the Tecra A40-J and A50-J are engineered to last. Each lightweight chassis has been designed in accordance with the newest MIL-STD-810H drop, temperature, humidity, vibration and shock testing standards to endure virtually any working environment.
The laptop leader also conducts Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and other stress tests across the chassis, hinge, keyboard and ports of these laptops to deliver the perfect blend of rigidity and flexibility within these lightweight designs. A spill-resistant frameless keyboard helps provide further protection against potential liquid damage.
Dynabook is extending its +Care Service® warranty3 with On-Site to include the Tecra A40-J and A50-J. +Care Service® warranty with On-Site is Dynabook's industry-leading premier warranty, delivering a unique level of service flexibility for Dynabook's customers. Designed to keep businesses moving forward, +Care Service warranty with On-Site is available for three-years on feature configurations and four-years on Build-to-Order (BTO) models.
In addition to multi-year warranties, Dynabook customers get access to the organization's service and support network. This new standard warranty service offers Technical Phone Support, Depot Repair, Carry-In, On-Site and Customer Replaceable Parts. Dynabook +Care Service warranty helps businesses boost productivity, cut downtime and reduce IT costs.
Dynabook will offer featured configurations of the Tecra A40-J and A50-J, or users can customize the laptop's processor, memory, storage, screen and security options via the Dynabook's BTO program. Both the Tecra A40-J and A50-J will be available at http://us.dynabook.com or from Dynabook's network of resellers starting in July 2021.
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About Dynabook Americas, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Client Solutions, Inc.) Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Dynabook Americas, Inc., provides a diverse portfolio of enterprise-grade hardware and software offerings, including awarding-winning mobile computers, innovative wearable devices, augmented reality applications and security solutions. Dynabook designs, engineers and manufactures its offerings in its own-operated facilities to ensure quality and reliability. Dynabook Americas is an independent operating company wholly owned by Dynabook, Inc., of Japan, a wholly owned company of Sharp Corporation. For more information on Dynabook Americas, visit https://us.dynabook.com/.
About Dynabook Inc. (formerly Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd.) For over 30 years, Dynabook laptops and technologies have set the standard for innovation, quality and reliability. Now wholly-owned by Sharp Corporation, Dynabook Inc., continues that tradition by delivering rich value and services that support our partners and customers in achieving their goals.
Antimicrobial. IONPURE® IPL (EPA Reg. No. 731148-3) is an EPA-approved antimicrobial substance designed to be incorporated into various materials to help them inhibit the growth of bacteria. IONPURE IPL is incorporated into the paint applied to the Dynabook lid cover, palm rest, display bezel and bottom casing. The antimicrobial properties do not protect users or others against bacteria or other disease organisms.
Weight. Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.