Toshiba has launched what it believes are the thinnest and lightest B2B laptops into the South African market, the Portégé X20W-D, Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 range.

Recent IDC research highlighted that Africa’s PC market during Q4 of 2016 increased despite a worldwide year-on-year decline of 1,5%. This shows that there’s still a strong demand for PCs in the workplace and Africa being one of the few regions with stable growth. In addition, this past festive season sparked a rise in sales of traditional PCs, as the entire EMEA region experienced a favourable market performance, as laptops grew above the initial forecast.

The Portégé X20W-D, measuring in at 15,4mm thin and 1,1kg, the laptop offers professionals flexibility of a tablet and notepad, with an Onyx Blue cover and Light Gold hinges. Toshiba’s Portégé X20W-D has a 16 hour battery life and security features include two-factor authentication with fingerprint reader and IR camera for face recognition.

The Portégé X30 is 15,9mm thick and weighs in at just over 1kg, making the machine 11% thinner and 13% lighter than the Z30.

The Tecra X40 is measures 16,9mm and weighs just over 1kg.

The Portégé X20W is already available in South Africa. The X30 and 40 respectively will be available from May and June in South Africa.