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Dynabook Launches the Portégé X40L-K

Dynabook Europe GmbH has announced the Portégé X40L-K, an extension to its premium X-series range, elegantly designed to deliver a seamless user experience within the hybrid working world. The Portégé X40L-K delivers a range of exceptional features packed into an ultra-slim design that effortlessly meets the demanding requirements associated with flexible working.

“The working world has fundamentally and permanently shifted, and it is now more important than ever that devices allow employees to collaborate, connect, and switch seamlessly between the physical and online world,” said Damian Jaume, President, Dynabook Europe GmbH. “On top of that, we believe employees need to feel acknowledged and valued by their employers. By equipping individuals with this stunning and high-performance device, organisations can enhance output and motivation within their teams.”

Super compact, at only 1kg* in weight and 15.9mm thin, the Portégé X40L-K easily integrates into life on the go. With a fingerprint reader in the power button, users can start work in a matter of seconds, bringing enhanced speed and agility to the working day. Equipped with an ultra-thin bezel that maximises screen capacity, users can enjoy the productivity benefits of a 14”, 16:10 aspect ratio screen within a footprint comparable to other 13” devices on the market. A large click pad size of 109.6 x 85.6mm also allows for increased accuracy and comfort.

Encased in a Dark Tech Blue magnesium chassis, the Portégé X40L-K delivers both exceptional design and practicality. For example, the backlit keyboard offers many practical benefits – its large spill-resistant keys are lowered to avoid marks on the screen, and dedicated keys allow easy access to video conferencing functions – while being pleasing to the eye thanks to its colour-matched dark blue hue. The demands of life on the move present no problem for the Portégé X40L-K. Rigorous MIL STD 810H testing demonstrates its robustness in the face of drops, extreme temperatures, shock, vibration and other tough conditions.

The Portégé X40L-K answers the demands of mobile working with audiovisual tools that are supercharged with AI. Equipped with four premium stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound, the device delivers powerful audio capabilities for its size. 360-degree dual-array microphones allow voices to be picked up omnidirectionally with equal gain from all directions, giving the user the ability to roam freely around a room or to serve as the hub for multi-person conference calls. Audio and visual AI functionality minimise disruption and enhance business meetings that take place in challenging settings.

Improving overall call quality, the AI Noise Reduction isolates and filters out background noises to ensure participants can be heard clearly and effortlessly. Meanwhile the AI camera delivers lighting correction, background blurring and face framing irrespective of the conferencing platform used. In situations where workers need to use their device for long periods of time, the Portégé X40L-K’s Eyesafe Certified Display helps protect them by reducing the amount of blue light exposure while at the same time maintaining vivid colour.

When it comes to performance the Portégé X40L-K does not disappoint. Engineered to exceed Intel’s exacting Evo classification, the device is powered by the latest 12th generation Intel Core processors coupled with up to 32GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 memory running at 4800MHz, to handle the most intensive of business tasks. Meanwhile, ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 SSD drives up to 1TB provide ample storage, and a 4-cell 65Wh battery delivers up to impressive 11-hours battery life, easily powering users throughout an entire working day.

An array of ports and connectivity options fully equips the device for hybrid working. Two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 capability support data transfer, power delivery, and display. Additionally, two USB 3.2 Type-A and one HDMI 2.0 port, Gigabit LAN, an external headphone/microphone combo socket, and a micro-SD card slot are all cleverly fitted into this slimline device. Wi-Fi 6E, as well as optional LTE, provides true ‘work anywhere’ connectivity.

With security rightly a top priority for organisations today, the Portégé X40L-K easily meets Microsoft’s Secured-core device requirements. Users can be assured their sensitive information is protected with a biometric Fingerprint reader integrated into the power button, combined with optional face authentication. Equipped with a security lock slot and webcam shutter slider, the device also provides extra privacy options.

The Portégé X40L-K will be available from August 2022.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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