Back then, I could only have dreamed of having the status to merit the higher-grade Tecra with its sleek profile and extra grunt. Times have changed, and while the Tecra remains a portable powerhouse, it also comes in at an affordable price and is a terrific option for businesses and professionals, as well as consumers who want a reliable workhorse.
Dynabook’s latest Tecra A40-J and Tecra A50-J laptops are packed with functionality for both users and administrators. These computers are comfy, robust, powerful, and even anti-bacterial, so they can go anywhere and accomplish anything. They’re certainly worth considering for your fleet. The Tecra line, together with its smaller brother, the Satellite Pro, and its rival, the Portege, have long been mainstays of corporate laptop deployments. Since the late 1990s, I’ve been given a Toshiba Satellite Pro by several companies. Toshiba Client Solutions ANZ has subsequently evolved into Dynabook ANZ, but it’s still the same fantastic laptop series it’s always been.
Trackpad: Clickpad or optional SecurePad with fingerprint reader, supporting Windows Hello login technology. Ports: 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 supporting data transfer, power delivery, and display port; 2x USB 3.2, 1x gigabit LAN, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x external headphone and microphone combo socket, 1x microSD card slot. Dimensions: 358.2 x 236.9 x 19.9mm, starting at 1.65kg. The A40-J measures 323.6 x 220.6 x 18.9mm, starting at 1.45kg. Warranty: Three-year international limited warranty, one year on battery. For individuals you gain a machine that works for you; bristling with ports and power and modern high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet options you can be assured of rock-solid performance and connectivity all day long, supported by 10.4-hour battery life.
For enterprises, there’s also a lot to love. The modern Intel processor, Windows 11 support – with optional Windows 10 downgrade if it suits your environment better, built-in TPM 2.0 security, and full support for Windows Hello gives you a lot of trust, confidence, and control. The three-year warranty allows your IT team to focus on business activities with less time dealing with hardware troubleshooting.
iTWire found the full-size keyboard was smooth to use and allowed typing with alacrity. There was no compromise on typing quality when moving from a desktop to the Tecra, allowing the churning out of stories, manuals, even applications and SQL queries. It even opens up to 180 degrees to lie completely flat. In lesser laptops, the hinge would be a weak point, but the Tecra hinge remains solid, and the anti-glare display makes it easy to work in any environment. With its thin and light designs, it’s super-easy to pack in your bag and take with you. Here’s an open A40-J to see.
Additionally, there’s a webcam shutter slider to give full peace of mind your webcam is not on when you don’t want it to be, a security lock slot, SmartCard reader and optional fingerprint reader for biometric security. What’s more, the laptop includes antibacterial paint coating tested to Japanese Industrial Standard Z 2801-2010 to a level of 99.99%, to prevent the growth of microorganisms. You can type with safety and confidence. Here’s our unboxing, and why not take a look at the Dynabook Tecra A40-J/A50-J for yourself, and unbox your own? Pricing begins at $1250 for the A50-J and $1199 for the A40-J.