Early last month, Toshiba announced five new business laptops along with three Ultrabook-like models. Tecra, the company's line of business notebooks and mobile workstations, got updated with two new models, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50. Today, Toshiba announced official availability of the laptops.
Tecra Z40 is a 14-inch business laptop with HD or HD+ resolution and powered by Intel's Haswell Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors. Moving on, users can choose up to 16 GB of memory and 500 GB HDD or 512 GB SSD for storage. In terms of connectivity, it features one USB 2.0 and three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and a card reader, along with standard Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Its bigger brother, the 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 comes with almost the same specifications. Users can choose between Haswell Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors, up to 16 GB of memory. The only difference is that it can be configured with up to a 1 TB hybrid hard drive or a 512 GB SSD along with DVD-RW drive. Regarding the connectivity, it features the same ports like Tecra Z40, but includes one eSATA/USB combo port.
Both of the machines are manufactured from magnesium alloy and come with preinstalled Windows 7 Professional with included Windows 8.1 Professional upgrade disc. If you are interested in any of them, they can be purchased via Toshiba's official webpage for $799 MSRP.
TOSHIBA ROLLS OUT NEW LAPTOPS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
New Tecra Models Deliver Performance and Customization at Affordable Price Points
IRVINE, Calif.—Oct. 29, 2013—Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced two new fully customizable laptops designed for small and medium businesses, the ultramobile 14-inch Tecra Z40 and versatile 15.6-inch Tecra A50. The laptops provide budget conscious small businesses with all the power, durability and reliability of systems built for enterprise users at a more affordable price. Both are available today exclusively at Toshiba.com/us/business, where information can also be found about the company's program which offers business customers features such as dedicated sales consultants, volume discounts, and priority tech support.
"Small and medium businesses need the same PC performance, reliability and mobility as large enterprises, without the stringent security features required by corporate IT departments," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We've taken the best of our premier line of business laptops, including impressive styling, usability and durability, and made them accessible to SMBs."
Tecra Z40, a True Business Laptop Done Lighter
Offering a footprint that gives SMBs ample room to work, the Tecra Z40 laptop is ideal for today's demanding road warriors. Built with a magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis in silver that is not only durable but extremely light, the Tecra Z40 measures just 0.8 inches thin and weighs a light 3.2 pounds1. The laptop can be configured with 4th generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors2 for speedy performance, up to 16GB of memory3 and up to a 500GB 7200 RPM hard drive4 or 512GB solid state drive5.
The Tecra Z40 features a spill-resistant keyboard with optional LED backlighting that lets work continue even in dimly lit environments and includes a Dual Point pointing system, giving users the choice between using the touchpad or Accupoint. In addition, the Tecra Z40 includes Toshiba's shock-absorbing EasyGuard technology as well as a unique honeycomb reinforcement structure for increased rigidity and durability.
The Tecra Z40 can be configured with either a 14-inch diagonal HD or HD+ display6 and is packed with plenty of features that make mobile life more convenient, including a full array of ports. The laptop features three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, plus VGA, full-size HDMI, a full-size SD media card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and a choice of 802.11 agn, 802.11 bgn or new fast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge technology lets mobile professionals charge tablets and phones even while the laptop is off. The Tecra Z40 also includes a docking port that when paired with Toshiba's high-speed port replicator, sold separately, makes it easy to connect to a desktop environment. Pre-loaded Windows 7 Professional, the Tecra Z40 includes Windows 8.1 Professional upgrade media.
Tecra A50, Big Screen Versatility with a DVD Drive
The versatile Tecra A50 is a portable powerhouse ideal for small businesses who want a feature-packed laptop that can handle the most demanding workloads in or out of the office. Thanks to a choice of powerful 4th generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4600 and up to 16GB of memory, the Tecra A50 provides the power needed to stay competitive, along with removable battery options to increase productivity on the go. Featuring a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display that provides ample room to work, as well as a full-size keyboard with dedicated 10-key numeric pad, the Tecra A50 can be configured with up to a 1TB hybrid hard drive or up to a 512GB solid state drive and includes a built-in DVD drive.
Encased in a durable textured high-resin plastic, the Tecra A50 includes a full suite of ports, including an eSATA/USB combo port with USB Sleep & Charge technology7, Gigabit Ethernet, full-size HDMI and SD Card reader as well as two USB 3.0 ports8 and a three USB 2.0 ports. Customers can choose between 802.11 agn and 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi. The laptop also features a Full HD webcam and Bluetooth. The Tecra A50 also includes a docking port. Pre-loaded Windows 8.1 the laptop also offers Windows 8.1 Professional or Windows 7 Professional with Windows 8.1 Professional upgrade media.
Common Docking and Accessories
Making the devices more manageable across a company deployment, all of Toshiba's new business laptops share a common docking port and accessories, such as power adapters and port replicators, making it easier for small businesses to purchase and distribute to users.
Pricing and Availability
The configurable Tecra Z40 starts at $799 MSRP and the Tecra A50 starts at $799 MSRP9. Both are available for purchase today exclusively on www.Toshiba.com/us/business or by calling a Toshiba Business Representative at 888-900-9487.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading laptops, tablets, HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc and media streaming products; physical and cloud storage solutions; virtual desktop infrastructure; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit toshiba.com/us.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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1. Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
2. Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
3. Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
4. Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
5. Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
6. Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote atwww.info.toshiba.com
7. The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
8. USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.
9. Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."