Dynabook releases new 13.3-inch G-series ultrabooks
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Dynabook was once part of Toshiba’s notebook division, but, last year, the Japanese company was forced to sell off most of the laptop-related IPs to Sharp in order to stay profitable. In late 2018, the Dynabook division got restructured into a separate Sharp subsidiary company, which is still focusing mostly on quality ultrabooks. To kick things off in its first year of existence as a separate company, Dynabook recently announced its new 13.3-inch G-Series ultrabooks powered by Intel’s Whiskey Lake-U CPUs.
The new G-Series family from Dynabook includes four distinct models – the G8, G7, G6 and G5. All models are built on the same SKU and have weights lower than 2 lbs thanks to special magnesium alloy chassis. Additional standard features for all models include:
• IGZO FHD non-glossy display from Sharp
• WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
• 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x USB-C 3.0, HDMI and GbE ports
• microSDXC card reader
• DTS stereo speakers + headphone jack
As far as differences go, the G5 is powered by the i3-8130U dual-core / quad-thread CPU from Intel coupled with 4 GB of DDR4-2400 soldered RAM. It integrates 128 GB of NVMe SSD storage, comes with a 720p webcam and weighs in at only 1.7 lbs.
Next in line is the G6 model powered by the i5-8250U quad-core / octa-thread CPU coupled with 4 GB of soldered DDR4 RAM. The NVMe SSD has a 256 GB capacity, while the included battery is supposed to last 9.5 hours. This one weighs around 1.75 pounds.
The G7 and G8 top-of-the-line models are quite similar, both being powered by the i7-8550U quad-core / octa-thread CPU coupled with 8 GB od soldered DDR4 RAM. The only difference is the storage component, as the G7 comes with a 256 GB capacity, and the G8 features a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Both models come with a 1080p IR webcam plus a fingerprint sensor that support Windows Hello and include a 19-hour battery.
All new G-series models are now available, but only in Japan. Prices have not been adjusted for the Western markets, so, for the moment, the G5 is selling for US$1,280, the G6 for US$1,465, the G7 for US$1,650 and the G8 for US$1,830.