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Toshiba soon to launch updated business laptop models with Intel gen 8 CPUs

The X20W convertible offers high-end features like Thunderbolt 3 connection and Wacom pen support. (Source: Toshiba)
The X20W convertible offers high-end features like Thunderbolt 3 connection and Wacom pen support. (Source: Toshiba)
The updated roster includes two Portégé and four Tecra models. The Portégé models feature premium options like Thunderbolt 3 connections, while the Tecra notebooks are more affordable, but integrate bigger displays.

Most of the big players in the notebook market have already launched updated models when Intel released the gen 8 Kaby Lake-R ULV CPUs back in Q3 22017. Toshiba, however, took its time with the adoption of the gen 8 CPU from Intel, probably influenced by the memory division problems and financial losses in the past few years. Yesterday, the American division of Toshiba finally announced two Portégé and four Tecra business laptop models with gen 8 ultra-low voltage Intel CPUs.

First up are the Portégé models. The X20W is a 2-in-1 convertible notebook featuring a 12.5-inch screen with 360-degree hinges that allow for a variety of modes in which it can be used. It also includes a Thunderbolt 3 port and a Wacom pen, which takes advantage of the Windows Ink capabilities, plus it is compatible with the Windows Hello facial recognition system. The X30 regular notebook comes equipped with a slightly bigger 13.3-inch screen, magnesium chassis, Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, and it is only 0.6-inch thick.

Moving on to the Tecra models, the X40 is essentially the same as the Portégé X30, except it has a 14-inch screen and it’s slightly thicker. The Z50, A50 and C50 models come with 15.6-inch displays, but lack high-end features like Thunderbolt 3. This makes them more affordable while still retaining a premium finish and sturdy chassis. In addition, all three models come with spill-resistant keyboards, whereas the A50 and C50 also feature user-replaceable batteries.

Toshiba offers the possibility to customize all these models through a Build-to-Order system, letting clients choose among a wide variety of memory, storage and security options. Pricing and availability information has not been disclosed as of yet.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-01-31 (Update: 2018-01-31)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.