IFA 2019: Dynabook launches lightweight Tecra X50-F business laptop

Dynabook Europe has announced the Tecra X50-F – a new lightweight and durable business laptop designed for mobile working.

Unveiled ahead of IFA 2019, which takes places in Berlin from 6th September, the X50-F weighs in at just 1.36kg and boasts a 17-hour battery life. It comes with a high brightness 15” IGZO LCD screen, developed by Sharp, which consumes half the battery power of a standard LCD screen, but without a trade off on brightness.

The X50-F also boasts an ultra-lightweight yet strong magnesium chassis – 40% lighter than plastic – and a honeycomb construction which provides extra durability. Not only is the device robust, having undergone military-grade drop, temperature, humidity and dustproof testing, but it is also ergonomic in its design. A Precision Touchpad and keyboard with backlight are included.

“Typically, 15” devices have been desk-based products and therefore those using them have been bound to the office. We know that workforces are becoming increasingly mobile and businesses want to enable their employees to have the same user experience when out of the office or on the move,” said Damian Jaume, president of Dynabook Europe GmbH.

“The launch of the X50-F supports our mission to empower workers to work whenever and wherever with ultra-mobile devices, without sacrificing on portability or performance. The device completes the dynabook X-series family of laptops, ensuring there is something for all businesses, whatever their requirements.”

With data security a major concern for many businesses today, the X50-F features a range of in-built security features to support secure mobile working. Biometric multifactor authentication in the form of Windows Hello facial recognition and a fingerprint reader (SecurePad) gives employers and their mobile employees protection against unsolicited access to sensitive business information should the device be lost or stolen. Dynabook’s unique BIOS, manufactured in-house, then offers a deeper layer of security for peace of mind.

As an additional security measure, and in line with growing awareness of webcam security among both businesses and consumers, each device is fitted with a new webcam shutter slider for increased user privacy. An optional smartcard reader is also available for extra safeguarding.

The X50-F benefits from an extensive range of connectivity and performance enhancing capabilities so that workers can stay connected and productive wherever they are. Despite being thin in design, the device features two USB-A type, two USB-C docks with Thunderbolt 3 and a full-size HDMI port for optimum connectivity.

The X50-F is also equipped with WiFi 6 – the latest standard which offers increased capacity and faster connection speeds. Optional 4G LTE also means that users don’t need to rely on WiFi connections whilst carrying out work on the move.

The X50-F features Windows 10 Modern Standby (MS), which alongside the ‘wake on fingerprint’ feature, offers easier on and off transitions, much like those experienced on a smartphone. With a selection of storage capabilities such as SSD storage including SATA, ultra-fast PCle and Intel Optane, the device delivers smoother and faster workflows. A new S-type fan also increases air flow into the device by up to 10%, offering an enhanced cooling system but at lower rotation speeds, thereby reducing noise.

The dynabook Tecra X50-F will be available from early October 2019.

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