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Toshiba debuts thin, light laptops

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Toshiba debuts thin, light laptops

Toshiba has launched what it believes are the thinnest and lightest B2B laptops into the South African market, the Portégé X20W-D, Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 range.
“We developed the Portégé X20W-D as part of our drive to create the best hybrid 2-in-1 laptop experience for professionals, from employees in small to mid-size organisations, to large corporate environments – regardless of their location,” says Ronald Ravel, business unit director: PC B2B at Toshiba South Africa.
“The Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 are the result of us channelling our heritage and expertise in mobile devices into every step of the development process, from design and manufacturing, to durability testing, and we’re confident this will shine through in the premium, professional experience they provide.”
Recent IDC research highlighted that Africa’s PC market during Q4 of 2016 increased despite a worldwide year-on-year decline of 1,5%. This shows that there’s still a strong demand for PCs in the workplace and Africa being one of the few regions with stable growth. In addition, this past festive season sparked a rise in sales of traditional PCs, as the entire EMEA region experienced a favourable market performance, as laptops grew above the initial forecast.
“One area Toshiba truly dedicates its time on is R&D for innovative technology solutions,” says Ravel. “With a team of highly skilled engineers and designers devoted to developing cutting edge technology, we are able to develop systems that are all about revolutionising and enriching all our business user’s needs. We are committed to going beyond the limitations and constraints of today’s PC and redefine how you control your systems.
The Portégé X20W-D, measuring in at 15,4mm thin and 1,1kg, the laptop offers professionals flexibility of a tablet and notepad, with an Onyx Blue cover and Light Gold hinges. Toshiba’s Portégé X20W-D has a 16 hour battery life and security features include two-factor authentication with fingerprint reader and IR camera for face recognition.
The Portégé X30 is 15,9mm thick and weighs in at just over 1kg, making the machine 11% thinner and 13% lighter than the Z30.
The Tecra X40 is measures 16,9mm and weighs just over 1kg.
The Portégé X20W is already available in South Africa. The X30 and 40 respectively will be available from May and June in South Africa.