A year ago Sharp bought Toshiba its PC division at an almost ridiculous price: 31 million euros. Since then no movement had been seen by the manufacturer, but at IFA 2019 we have finally known the first development of this new stage .
This is the Toshiba Dynabook Tecra X50-F , an ultra-lightweight laptop that stands out for its 15-inch screen that reaches 470 nits of brightness and yet promises autonomy of up to 17 hours.
A magnesium body to make it resistant to (almost) everything
Those responsible for Sharp have not wanted to make great revolutions in these teams very oriented to business productivity , and the new Tecra XF50-F follows the line of previous models of the family.
What stands out in this new equipment is its IGZO LCD screen developed by Sharp and consumes half of the conventional LCD screens according to the manufacturer. It will be interesting to check it, especially considering that this equipment integrates it with a 15-inch format and a maximum brightness of 470 nits that precisely seems to determine the autonomy of the battery.
However, Sharp promises up to 17 hours of autonomy and quiet operation thanks to the design of the S-Type fans. The laptop is very light despite this large screen diagonal and has a weight of 1.36 kg .
The other outstanding note is its magnesium chassis, a material that allows Sharp to have obtained the MIL-STD-810G certification that guarantees its good performance in adverse temperature or humidity conditions.
The team also has a dual biometric authentication system that can use both face recognition and fingerprint reader. In both cases, Windows Hello technology is an inevitable companion, but we also have our own new BIOS to configure all the parameters of the device.
This laptop has WiFi 6 connectivity , plus 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 interface and a full-size HDMI port.
Price and availability of Toshiba Dynabook Tecra X50-F
The new Toshiba notebook manufactured by Sharp will be available in early October in several markets, although we still do not know its starting price. We will update this information as soon as we have that data.