updated 05:01 pm EDT, Mon October 7, 2013
All new Toshiba models boast fourth generation Haswell processors
Toshiba today announced the launch of its latest range of business laptops, which includes the newly designed Z-series family and the new Portégé R30, the successor to the previous Portégé R930. Two new Tecra laptops also launch today: the new Tecra W50, a high-performance mobile workstation, designed for heavy-duty tasks; and the new Tecra A50, which offers increased levels of performance, security and reliability over its predecessor.
The new Z-series is the latest family of Toshiba laptops designed with business in mind. Comprising of the Portégé Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50, all models feature the same design, extended battery life, advanced security features and common docking solution throughout the line.
All three laptops in the Z-series family are powered by fourth-generation Intel Core processors. The 13.3-inch Portégé Z30, with optional touchscreen, features a high-speed SSD with up to 512GB capacity within its 0.7-inch profile and weighs from just 2.64 pounds. The 14.1-inch Tecra Z40 provides a larger screen than the Z30. The Z30 weighs 3.25 pounds and is less than 0.82 inches in height. The 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 weighs only four pounds, with a numeric keyboard and spacious screen. Both the Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 also offer the option of the latest high-speed SSDs, and either a platter-based hard drive or hybrid drive.
The Portégé R30 is a business laptop with performance, security and reliability packed in a portable chassis. The successor to the Portégé R930, the Portégé R30 is aimed at professionals who need a performance-oriented laptop. The Portégé R30 comes with fourth-generation Intel Core processors and up to 16GB of RAM. The R30 can be outfitted with either the latest high-speed SSDs, and either a spacious hard drive or hybrid drive.
The new Toshiba Tecra W50 workstation is a sturdy, high-performance 15.6-inch laptop that's designed for heavy use and has the power to work with intensive applications. Packed with functionality and security features, the unit was made for a range of business situations. The Tecra W50 is driven by the latest Intel Quad Core processor technology with a Nvidia Quadro GDDR5 memory card. Options available include SSD, hard drives, or hybrid drives.
The Z30 is shipping now at configurations starting at $1,249. The Z40 and Z50 start at $1,199, with the Z40 shipping on October 18, and the Z50 arriving in the end of November. The W50 arrives at retail on October 18, with configurations coming in as low as $1,999. No pricing information is available for the R30, but it will see release in December.