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Review: Dynabook Portégé X30L-K

Dynabook’s Portégé X30L-K is an ultra-lightweight laptop that comes packed with a 13.3-inches display. The overall form factor of the device is quite clean and neat, and the build quality is excellent. The device comes with a 180-degree hinge, which lets you lay the laptop flat on your desk.

It also has been tested for up to MIL-STD-810H military standards, which include drop test, dust test, humidity, temparature, and shock tests. In additiuon, the Portégé X30L-K features an Magnesium Alloy chassis.

In terms of the internals, you get to choose between 12th Generation Intel Core Processors i3-1215U, i5-1240P, or i7-1260P. You also get to choose from vPro versions i5-1250P and i7-1270P, or Intel Celeron 7305 processors. The review unit we received came configured with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor, running at a clock speed of 2.10-GHz.

In addition, you also get up to 32GB of RAM – our review unit had 16GB onboard. For storage, we had 512GB of NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD built-in, though you can get it configured to up to 1TB. Graphics on this thing is handled by Intel Iris Xe Graphics.

In terms of I/O interfaces, you get aplenty. This includes two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 which supports data transfer, power delivery and display port. In addition, there are two USB 3.1 (1 port supporting power off and charge), one Gigabit LAN port, one HDMI2.0-out supporting 1080p signal format, one external headphone (stereo/microphone combo socket), and one micro SD card slot.

For wireless connectivity, you get Intel AX211 2×2 Wi-Fi 6E support, Bluetooth 5.2, and optional LTE connectivity. The laptop comes with stereo speakers that support DTS Studio Sound, with AI-assisted noise reduction. The keyboard on this thing is backlit, while the touchpad comes with a fingerprint sensor built-in.

The laptop weighs less than a kg and uses a 53Wh battery to power everything up. On paper, the battery offers a battery life of up to 11 hours. In our tests, we were able to clock around 8 hours of battery life on a single charge. Since the laptop also supports quick charge technology, you will be able to get around 4 hours of battery life from a 30 minutes charge.

To check out the real-world performance of the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K, we ran a few benchmarks such as CPU-Z and Cinebench. On CPU-Z’s CPU Single Thread bechmark, it scored 559.6 points, while on Multi Thread, it scored 5061.3 points as seen below:

On Cinebench R23, it scored 6698 points on the multi-core benchmark as seen below:

Considering the benchmark scoring above, we can conclude that the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K works perfectly well for day-to-day computing requirements and productivity jobs.

You can also indulge in some gaming sessions and perform content creation jobs using it – the strong internal specs can handle any job you throw at it. Having said that, the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K isn’t made for gaming or content creation.

The price of the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K starts at $1400. Its overall form factor, weight and internal specs mean that it can qualify as a workhorse for professionals who are always on the move.

If you are on the market for an ultra-lightweight laptop that does not cut corners when it comes to performance, you should definitely check out the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K.

Price: $1400

Dynabook Portégé X30L-K $1400
  • Final Rating
3.5

Summary

The price of the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K starts at $1400. Its overall form factor, weight and internal specs mean that it can qualify as a workhorse for professionals who are always on the move.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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