The X20 runs full voltage 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i processors, delivering desktop performance and achieving a 13 hour battery life. It also features a full-size keyboard in an elegant magnesium alloy chassis just 15.4mm thin.
Fold the screen back and the X20 turns into a featherweight 12.5” tablet that tips the scales at 1.1kg. Users can interact via touch, and write and draw on the full HD screen via the pro-grade digitizer. This precision, plus high-end processor performance, enables the X20 to convert handwriting to text.
The X20 can also stand alone, handy when users want to play multi-media content for clients or colleagues. They can also run a presentation via the touchscreen. To liven things up, they can add notes and highlight details with the digitizer while they’re talking through the slides.
The X20 is one of the first enterprise-grade convertibles to feature ThunderboltTM 3. This new standard achieves transfer rates of up to 40GB/sec, accelerating tasks like file-sharing and back-ups.
Thunderbolt™ 3 also lets users daisy chain up to 6 devices from one port. Toshiba’s range of ThunderboltTM 3 dongles makes it easy to connect – and power – almost anything via a single cable, in the office and on the road.
Full voltage 7th generation
Intel® CoreTM i5 or i7 processors.
Windows 10 Professional.
256GB / 512GB SSD drives.
8GB / 16GB LPDDR3 memory.
12.5” full HD screen.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 screen protection and anti-glare coating.
Dual infra-red cameras for high security biometric log-in.
USB-3 port lets users charge smartphones and connect to legacy USB 3.0 peripherals.
ThunderboltTM 3 port – daisy chain up to 6 devices. Provides power, and data rates up to 40GB/sec.
Full-size, keyboard with 3 levels of backlighting.
Co-designed Harman Kardon bass reflex and front-facing treble speakers optimised for the X20.
Heavy duty screws – not plastic clips – secure the magnesium-alloy casework to create a crush and impact resistant monocoque shell.
Active electrostatic digitizer pen with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity.
10 point multi-touch screen.
13 hour battery life. Measured by Mobile MarkTM 2014.
Quick-charge technology can provide 4 hours charge in 30 minutes.
New two-axis dual hinge design provides durability during transition from notebook to tablet.
Like all of Toshiba’s business class devices, the X20 is designed for reliability. Toshiba’s HALT testing process compresses the stresses of a lifetime into a few days, including rapid temperature changes from extreme heat to extreme cold and back again. New models are also exposed to vibration, drop, impact and compression tests during the design phase. This means devices like the X20 are released ready for the road.
If support is required, the X20 is backed by Toshiba’s 3-year manufacturer warranty, an in-country national service network and a $10 million in-country spare parts stockpile to help minimise turnaround times.
Toshiba’s Laptop Builder website helps IT professionals build and optimise your organisation’s standard software environment (SOE) for the X20. This can then be deployed via your network. Doing it this way speeds up fleet rollouts, simplifies support and helps improve security because it ensures every X20 user has the same approved software package.
The X20 has advanced remote management features built-in. This enables IT departments to monitor, maintain, repair, update and upgrade machines remotely. This helps staff who are working at home, out selling or interstate to stay productive.
The X20’s security systems include biometric facial authentication technologies for password-free log-in. The X20’s two infra-red cameras scan the user in 3D and allow log-in via Windows Hello – even in darkness.
Unlike many vendors, Toshiba does not use a standard BIOS on its enterprise-grade notebooks. Instead, the X20 has a Toshiba-developed BIOS to launch and control the major hardware elements and interface with the operating system. This has important consequences.
In an environment where organisations face escalating threats, the X20’s proprietary BIOS provides an additional layer of security at the system level.
Over the past decade, employees have adopted more and more computing devices, and come to expect them in the workplace. Providing and supporting multiple devices imposes significant costs on any organisation.
Now businesses can push back.
The X20’s performance and versatility means it can replace tablets, notebooks, desktops and workstations. Instead of having 2 or 3 devices, employees will need only one.
If you’re looking for operational efficiencies and cost savings, the X20 can help.
Many businesses have tried to save money by allowing employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) to work. However, productivity depends on supporting those devices when things go wrong. This has added significantly to the complexity faced by I.T. teams, in turn increasing the cost of support.
It’s a strong argument for change...
Standardising on the X20 enables the I.T. support team to focus on developing an in-depth understanding of just one device. This makes it easier to help keep employees up and running and increase productivity.
Pen and paper is a fundamentally inefficient tool. Handwritten notes are tedious to file and share, and easily lost.
On the other hand, keyboards force people to work in ways that may not suit them, the type of work they’re doing or the occasion (the distracting clatter of keyboards in a meeting comes to mind).
Digital ink changes everything, giving employees the ability to choose the most efficient way to work at any moment. This is particularly important in specialised roles:
The X20 lets technical users draw diagrams, produce plans and work fluently with the specialised notation used in mathematics, finance, engineering and science.
The X20 helps executives and managers capture thoughts, take notes, sketch flow charts, comment on documents and annotate presentations on the fly.
The X20 makes it easy for creative users to capture ideas, sketch concepts, draw and colour detailed designs and tweak and polish artwork and imagery.
The X20 can help replace paper-based systems, enabling staff to take orders, tick-off checklists, fill in forms and record data for upload directly into a centralised database.
Toshiba’s TruPenTM with Wacom® Feel is sensitive to 2,048 levels of pressure. It actively interacts with the full HD screen to deliver pro-grade precision.
Palm detection technology ignores unwanted touch commands when the pen is in use, making note-taking, sketching and drawing feel completely natural.
The accuracy of the digitizer and the on-board processing power also enable the X20 to convert handwritten notes to text.
Toshiba is Seriously Japanese, formed from the merger of two highly innovative companies.
One was founded in 1875 by Tanaka Hisashige, a famed inventor and engineer who was known as the genius of mechanical wonders.
The other was started by Ichisuke Fujioka, regarded in his day as Japan’s Edison.
Thanks to its founders, Toshiba has innovation in its DNA.
Today, Toshiba remains one of the world’s most innovative companies, earning over 27,000 patents in the past 30 years alone.
The more powerful the processor, the more heat it produces. So thermal management is one of the great challenges of notebook design. To enable the X20 to run full voltage 7th Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 and i7 processors, Toshiba’s engineers had to solve the problem of removing the heat while working within the confines of the incredibly slim design.
The engineers turned to physics, running computer simulations of heat and air flow. They saw an opportunity to exploit Bernoulli’s Principle using two air entry points. To achieve this, they developed a new fan that is only 3.7mm thin, a technical challenge met by adapting the proven, highly durable bearings used in hard disk drives (Toshiba is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high speed HDDs).
This combination helps eliminate heat much more efficiently, allowing the X20 to run reliably at high speeds without excessive battery usage.
Toshiba has a history of firsts in mobile computing. The company also designs, develops and manufactures its devices in-house. As a result, both Microsoft and Intel turn to Toshiba to develop next-generation devices to test and refine new processors and software.
This works both ways, with Toshiba’s engineers able to optimise new devices like the X20 to get the most from Windows 10 and Intel’s 7th Generation processors.