Toshiba Unveils Its Newest Business Laptop

Toshiba is not the first name that comes to mind when you think of a laptop. The company has been far from the list of top laptop manufacturers in the market for some time, but that doesn’t stop them from trying.

Its new Tecra X40 is a business-focused laptop with a few differentiating points over its rivals. The display here is a 14-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) panel. However, the design is impressively-svelte and weighs 2.76 pounds to help reduce the footprint.

Standard Business Laptop

Under the hood, you get Intel’s lineup of 7th-generation processors. The one on the base model is Core i5-7300U. Through “Built-to-Order”, organizations can pick and choose which configurations they want, allowing them to order the machines in bulk quantities ensuring that the specifications meet their demands.

Tecra X40 houses 2133 MHz, 8 GB DDR4 memory, as well as 256 GB of PCIe SSD. For security, there’s biometric verification, Windows Hello for facial recognition, as well as a TPM 2.0 security chip and Intel vPro.

For connections, you get 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2 USB-C ports, USB 3.0, HDMI, headphone jack and a memory card slot.

Optional Dock

There’s an optional dock with Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB Type-C ports for improving connectivity, as well as add further up to 3 displays and accessories. The docks will add more Ethernet, VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI and USB-A ports.

Harman Kardon speakers will ensure stellar audio quality. Tecra X40 uses a 40 Wh battery and comes with Windows 10 pro by default.


As for the price, the Tecra X40 starts at $1329.99, which is hardly cheap, but you do get a bunch of options to choose from, which is useful for the enterprise users. The Thunderbolt 3 dock will retail separately for $299.99, alongside additional USB-C dongles for HDMI, VGA and LAN connections.