Dynabook has introduced its redesigned ‘hyper-light’ 13.3-Inch Portégé X30L-G, which has been updated to be lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. The new systems pack Intel’s 10th Generation Core processors with up to six cores (Comet Lake-U) as well as all the traditional and latest connectivity technologies, all while weighing less than a kilogram.

To make the 2020 Portégé X30L-G lighter than its predecessors, Dynabook had to redesign it both inside and outside (for the first time in years). The laptop still comes in a familiar Onyx Blue magnesium alloy chassis and features a 13.3-inch display (up to Full-HD, IGZO, 470 nits brightness), albeit with slightly thinner bezels as well as a different hinge. The new internal and external architecture enabled Dynabook to reduce the weight of the Portégé X30L-G to 870 grams (~1.90 pounds), which is very low for a 13.3-inch machine. Despite the light weight of the laptop, its chassis is ‘engineered to meet’ MIL-STD-810G testing methodology standards for drop, temperature, humidity and dustproof, which should ensure that the notebook is rugged enough.

The new Dynabook Portégé X30L-G is based on Intel’s 10th Generation "Comet Lake" Core processors with built-in UHD Graphics, which enabled the company to optimize its internal structure and ultimately make the system lighter. The system supports up to 24 GB of DDR4 memory using onboard DRAM and an SO-DIMM slot, while storage is provided via an M.2 SSD, with Dynabook using both PCIe and SATA drives depending on the SKU.

As far as connectivity is concerned, the new notebook is equipped with a Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5 wireless module, a GbE port (which returns to a Portégé X30 after a couple of generations without it), one USB 3.0 Type-C connector, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a microSD card reader, an HDMI output, and a 3.5-mm combo audio jack. While the return of a GbE port is a rather remarkable event, the laptop no longer has a 4G/LTE option, or at least it is not mentioned in the press release and on the product page.

Other features of the Portégé X30L-G notebook include a backlit keyboard (but it is unclear whether it is also spill resistant), a microphone array, and DTS-badged speakers. Meanwhile, the laptop no longer has a trackpoint, which will be missed by loyal Toshiba Portégé customers that have been accustomed to it.

Business are corporate customers are the target audience of Dynabook’s Portégé series notebooks, so the new X30L-G features SecurePad with Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor, a webcam with IR sensors (for Windows Hello facial recognition), Intel Authenticate technology as well as a discrete Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0).

Dynabook's Portege X30L-G
  General Specifications
Display Diagonal 13.3-inch
Resolution, Brightness, Features 1366×768, 220 nits, anti-glare
1920×1080, 470 nits, IGZO, anti-glare
1920×1080, 300 nits, 10-point multi-touch
CPU Core i3-10110U - 2C/4T, 2.1 - 4.1 GHz, 4 MB
Core i5-10210U- 4C/8T, 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, 6 MB
Core i7-10510U - 4C/8T, 1.8 - 4.9 GHz, 8 MB
Core i7-10710U - 6C/12T, 1.1 - 4.7 GHz, 12 MB
Graphics UHD Graphics
RAM up to 8 GB DDR4 onboard
up to 24 GB DDR4 w/ SODIMM slot
Storage M.2 SATA SSD up to 512 GB
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD up to 512 GB
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD up to 1 TB with Intel Optane Technology
Wi-Fi Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 controller
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
GbE Intel i219-series GbE controller
USB 3.2 Gen 1 2 × Type-A
× Type-C
TB3 -
Card Reader MicroSD
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Other I/O Webcam with RGB + IR sensors, microphone, HDMI, stereo speakers, audio jack
Security Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
Intel Authenticate
Battery 42 Wh
Dimensions Width 308.8 mm | 12.16 inches
Depth 211.6 mm | 8.33 inches
Thickness 17.9 mm | 0.7 inches
Weight Starting at 870 grams (1.9 lbs)
Price $1,599.99

Dynabook will start sales of its Portégé X30L-G already next month both directly and through its retail partners like Amazon. Select models will come with a three-year limited warranty, whereas Featured and Built-to-Order machines will get a four-year limited warranty. Entry level configuration of the Portégé X30L-G will be priced at $1,599.99.

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Source: Dynabook

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  • nerd1 - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    "42Wh battery"
  • CharonPDX - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    Yes? That's not huge, but not terrible for this range of notebook.
  • s.yu - Saturday, January 18, 2020 - link

    Yeah, a few days ago another <900g 13“ had <40Wh.
    And this device has a really decent selection of ports, especially how they didn't jump on the C charging wagon so that the C port remains available during charging.
  • nerd1 - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - link

    Portable laptop should last long to be any useful, and shaving battery for lower weight is stupid.

    LG gram has 72Wh battery for example (they *DID* have 30~35Wh option years ago though)
  • Pyrostemplar - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    "1366×768, 220 nits, anti-glare"? I thought this POS from 90's screen resolutions were a thing of the past...
  • CharonPDX - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    That resolution is pretty much the standard on anything that isn't "high end". (And that resolution is also higher than anything from the '90s. 1024x768 four-by-three aspect ratio was standard for high-end laptops at the END of the '90s. (Many were still 800x600.) It was the 2001 15" Titanium PowerBook G4 that ushered in the "high resolution widescreen" revolution with an initial resolution of..... 1152×768. (Moved up to 1280×854 in 2002. 15" models didn't bump to 1440×960 until 2005.)
  • sandtitz - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    Thinkpad 770Z was a high-end laptop in the late 90s and sported an SXGA (1280x1024) resolution.
  • yankeeDDL - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - link

    I suppose anyone has its own definition of high-end.
    For 1600usd, full HD is the bare minimum.
  • meacupla - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - link

    So, let's see... For the entry level $1600 USD, you get...
    13.3", 1366x768 screen
    Core i3-10110U
    8GB of RAM
    512GB SSD

    Yeah... how about no.

    I'm pretty sure you can get an i5 Surface Pro 7, with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the optional keyboard cover for less than this.
  • yetanotherhuman - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - link

    2001? Get out of here. Dell had a laptop (Dell C800) with 1600x1200 screen in 2000.

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