Dynabook, a Toshiba company, presented the Portégé A30-E Business Notebook in three versions at the IFA 2019 in Berlin. The devices are primarily intended to appeal to professional users for whom low weight, high reliability and security and connectivity features are important. Due to the low prices, the model series should also appeal to the public sector and the education sector.
The basic version of the Dynabook A30-E-10N offers an Intel Core i5-8250 (4 cores, 8 threads) with 1.60 GHz clock and 3.40 GHz turbo as well as 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB PCIe SSD. The introductory price is 1.103 Euro. The Portégé A30-E-15H additionally offers an LTE modem and comes for 1.391 Euro on the market. The top model of the Portégé A30-E-174 series costs 1,931 Euro and has twice the RAM and twice the SSD as well as an Intel Core i7 8550U (4 cores, 8 threads) with 1.80 GHz base clock and 4.0 GHz turbo.
The battery life of the notebook, which weighs only 1.2 kilograms, is up to 14 hours, depending on the configuration. The 13.3-inch Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) offers a high brightness of 470 cd/m², which also allows working in unfavourable lighting conditions. Business users who have older beamers will be delighted with the VGA port. Otherwise, external devices can be connected via USB type C and HDMI. Apart from the cheapest version of the Portégé A30-E model series, the notebooks also have an IR camera that can be used for face recognition via Windows Hello for login.
All models of the series are certified according to the MIL-STD-810G military standard, which certifies the notebook a robust case. To prevent sensitive company data from falling into the wrong hands, the Dynabook Portégé A30 notebooks are equipped with a so-called SecurePad, which in combination with a fingerprint sensor and an additional supervisor password ensures that authentication takes place during the boot process.