Dynabook Tecra A40-J 14″ enterprise laptop 2021 (review)

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Dynabook Tecra A40-J 14″ enterprise laptop 2021 (review)

Dynabook Tecra A40-J 14″ is an enterprise-quality laptop with an ultra-thin yet robust design and everything Enterprise wants – Window Hello, dTPM 2.0, 11th Gen Intel Core processor and it even has an anti-bacterial NPURE IPL1 Mystic Blue finish.

It is part of the Tecra family – the A30-J 13.3″ and the A50-J 15.6″ with three Intel 11th Gen processors and nearly 30 model variations. Yes, you can get precisely what you want.

Where does it fit into the new Dynabook family?

At the prestige level is the Portégé (review here) with clamshell, x360 and tablet formats. Tecra sits under, if not beside, the Portégé but has more enterprise features. Satellite Pro (review here) is the reliable workhorse that business and education markets love. Finally, the Dynabook Education range (review here) is perfect for grades 5-7 and beyond.

And don’t let the term enterprise get in your way – its great for consumers and small business that wants rock-solid reliability and value.

Where do you get it?

You won’t find Dynabook (formerly Toshiba) at CE retailers. The brand sells via specialist vertical market resellers (education, business, government, military, and services) or from the more well known online retailers like Harris Technology, Scorptec, Mwave and more. There is a dealer locator here.

So if you want the best, don’t be swayed by consumer-grade notebooks and retailer glib, high-pressure sales talk – look at Dynabook.

Dynabook Tecra A40-J 14″

(note that the J-series are 2021 11th Gen Intel Core processors)

Website For the range
Price Approximate only   i5 from $1695, i7 from $1895 to $2095
Processor Intel i5-1135G7 2.4/4.2GHz
or Intel  i7-1165G7 2.8/4.7GHz
RAM 8 or 16GB DDR4 3200 RAM (expandable to 32GB in two memory slots
Storage 256 or 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and microSD to 512GB
Screen 14″ 1920×1080, 16:9 in-cell touch
or High Brightness eDP IPS sidelight non-touch Opens 180° to flat
OS Microsoft Windows Pro
Keyboard Typist grade backlit keyboard
Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (supports USB-C 3.2 Gen 2) HDMI 2.0 [email protected] (or use a Thunderbolt dock for [email protected])
Gigabit Ethernet – use Cat5e cable or higher 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 – one with sleep charge
3.5mm 4-pole combo
Comms Wi-Fi 6 AX 2×2 VHT 160 MU-MIMO Miracast (Wi-Di)
BT 5.2
Sound Stereo front/down-firing speakers and DTS
Dual mics
Security Windows Hello IR camera (with shutter)
Intel Authenticate Business-grade security and management tools, TPM 2.0
Microsoft’s Secured-core PC requirements Kensington security lock slot
Battery Li-Po 53W 4 cell 9+hr
19V/3.42A/65W plug charger (also charges via upstream 65W USB-C)
Size/Weight 323.6 x 220.6 x 18.9 mm x 1.45kg
MIL-STD-810H standards for drop, temperature, humidity, vibration, and shock
Warranty 3-years excluding battery

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