Completely Redesigned PortĂ©gĂ© Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 Provide Superior Portability, Durability and Performance with Amazingly Ultra-thin Designs
IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 7, 2013 — Toshibaâ€™s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its completely new and redesigned line of high-performance thin-and-light business laptops for mobile professionals. The all-new 13.3-inch PortĂ©gĂ©Â® Z30, 14-inch TecraÂ® Z40 and 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 offer no-compromise performance for multitasking, enhanced durability as well as built-in manageability and security features required by corporate IT departments across the globe.
The all-new 13.3-inch Portege Z30 Ultrabook. (Photo: Business Wire)
â€śOur new line of thin and light PortĂ©gĂ© and Tecra products redefine the common business laptop,â€ť said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. â€śWeâ€™ve fused the extreme mobility and style of our PortĂ©gĂ© line with the performance and strength of our Tecra line across the board and added everything todayâ€™s mobile workers could ask for â€“ durable and highly reliable, with all-workday battery life, an abundance of full size ports, advanced security features and the impressive craftsmanship businesses expect from Toshiba.â€ť
Completely Redesigned for Mobility and Style
The laptops feature an all-new stylish and thin design. Built with premium magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis that is not only durable but extremely light, the PortĂ©gĂ© Z30 stands at a slim 0.7 inches thin, weighing a mere 2.6 pounds1, the Tecra Z40 measures 0.8 inches thin and just 3.2 pounds and the Tecra Z50 measures 0.8 inches thin and weighs 3.9 pounds. All three offer increased protection with shock-absorbing design and Toshibaâ€™s unique honeycomb reinforcement structure for increased rigidity and durability. Highly efficient AirFlow II cooling technology keeps the devices cool.
The laptops feature spill-resistant, full-size LED-backlit keyboards that let work continue even in dimly lit environments and include the Dual Point pointing system, giving users the choice between using the touchpad or AccupointÂ®. Toshibaâ€™s EasyGuardÂ® technology is also included to help safeguard the laptopsâ€™ critical components against the stress and hazards of todayâ€™s mobile world. To ensure the devices stand up to the test of time, the laptops undergo rigorous testing, including Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) at Toshiba facilities in Japan, which in certain testing conditions can replicate up to three years of usage scenarios.
Versatile Performance for Powerful Multitasking and Security
Configurable with 4th generation IntelÂ® Coreâ„˘ i5 or Core i7 U processors2 with vProâ„˘ technology, the new PortĂ©gĂ© Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 include a versatile, secure and manageable â€śbuilt-for-businessâ€ť platform. Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a Fingerprint Reader and optional SmartCard technology provide the extra security IT departments require.
The PortĂ©gĂ© Z30 Ultrabookâ„˘ can be configured with a 128GB or 256GB SSD3 and the Tecra Line can be configured with a wide range of high speed hard drives up to 750GB4 and solid state drives up to 512GB along with up to 16GB RAM5. The Tecra Z40 and Z50 feature optional NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 730M discrete graphics with NVIDIA Optimusâ„˘ technology6.
The PortĂ©gĂ© Z30 features a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, the Tecra Z40 can be configured with either a 14-inch diagonal HD or HD+ display7, and the Tecra Z50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display. Pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional, the new laptops also come with Windows 8 Pro upgrade option.
The laptops are also packed with plenty of features that make mobile life more convenient including a full array of ports. The laptops feature three USB 3.0 ports8, plus VGA, full-size HDMIÂ® and full-size SD media card reader, Gigabit Ethernet and fast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-FiÂ®. The latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge technology9 lets mobile professionals charge tablets and phones even while the laptop is off. The laptops are built with high-capacity batteries, making a full mobile workday possible on a single charge.
Common Docking and Accessories
Making the devices more manageable across a deployment, all of Toshibaâ€™s new business laptops now share a common docking port and accessories, such as power adapters and port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users. In addition, the laptops also share a common image, allowing IT to easily customize to meet unique needs across the board and deploy to users quickly.
Better Manageability for IT with Toshiba Smart Client Manager
Toshibaâ€™s new business laptops and tablets also can be configured with
Toshiba Smart Client Manager, software developed with IBM Endpoint
Manager that enables IT professionals to better control the power, patch
and security management across enterprise deployments. Toshiba Smart
Client Manager includes: