Dynabook (formerly Toshiba PC) has unveiled an exciting new notebook designed specifically to meet the needs of flexible users. The Dynabook Portégé X40-K from the premium X series relies on a high-quality metal chassis, 12th-generation Intel Core processors and a 14-inch display.
Dynabook Portégé X40-K: Light and compact notebook presented
Visually, the newly unveiled Dynabook Portégé X40-K makes quite a splash. The manufacturer relies on a blue aluminum case, which has also been certified according to the military standard MIL-STD-810H and turns out particularly robust. The polished Dark Tech Blue coating provides an improved look-and-feel.
At the same time, a 3-sided narrow display bezel is used, which provides a larger viewing area for the laptop, which is only 17.9 mm high and weighs 1.46 kg. Thanks to the lowered, frameless keyboard, the anti-reflective display is protected from dirt from the keyboard when the lid is closed. A special cooling system with particularly quiet twin fans and a rubber base on the outside should thus provide strong cooling.
An innovative layer of aluminum oxide provides a shiny metal finish and protects the device and keyboard from scratches and splash water. In addition, the case can be folded out flat thanks to a 180-degree hinge.
Under the Reliability Guarantee, there is a free repair, as well as a full refund of the purchase price on top of that, within the one-year warranty period in case of damage. However, the terms of participation provide for a few restrictions.
Display and technology
The Portégé X40-K relies on a 14-inch IPS panel in 16:9 format with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is also optionally available as a touchscreen.
Intel Core processors of the 12th generation up to a maximum of Core i7-1280P, which relies on six performance and eight efficiency cores, also work inside. The Portégé X40-K offers up to 32 GB DDR4 memory with 3200 MHz, which can be configured in two SO-DIMM slots. The integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics unit is used for graphics processing. For the system storage, the notebook falls back on SSD options with up to 1 TB capacity in the latest PCIe Gen 4 standard.
The US announcement notice promises a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs, as well as up to 64 GB of RAM, and reveals that the new notebook will come pre-configured with Windows 11 Pro out of the box.
The notebook is equipped with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, additional USB-A 3.2 ports, LAN and a microSD slot. A separate power port enables a secondary charging option and ensures that both Thunderbolt 4 slots can be used completely freely. Intel AX211 2×2 Wi-Fi 6E technology and Bluetooth 5.2 for enhanced and interference-free connectivity on the go are also on board. An AI-controlled camera complete with face authentication, a fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers round out the specs.
Price and Availability
The Dynabook Portégé X40-K is expected to be available as a complement to the previous X40 model in May 2022. The manufacturer has not yet announced details on pricing. In the US, the X40-K starts at $1,349.99, which is the equivalent of around 1,239 euros.