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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  • Cliff34 - Saturday, January 18, 2020 - link

    Another point is that it is selling it at 1599! That's way too pricey for a laptop w a low res screen!
  • Samus - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - link

    There are Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops (like the Lenovo 14w) in the $200 range that have absolutely beautiful 1080P IPS LCD's...so anything in this price range with less than 1080P is ridiculous. Even cheap high end laptops in the sub-$1000 range have 4K (3840x2160) screens.
  • yeeeeman - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    OMG, no "where is the Ryzen option?" comment? The dude must be sleeping at this time.
  • iranterres - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    Its design reminds me of those old Toshiba's satellite models. Not a pretty piece. And spec-wise, seems an overpriced bullshit.
  • p1esk - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    Did I just see "1366×768" and "$1,599.99" used together? Must be a typo - should be "$159.99".
  • TheWereCat - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    Welcome to 2020
  • WPX00 - Saturday, January 18, 2020 - link

    dont forget Core i3
  • GreenReaper - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    No TrackPoint == No sale? And yes, the entry resolution is ridiculous for such an expensive device. Perhaps they justify it based on weight?
  • Tomatotech - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    Maybe I missed a development in Optane, but are they seriously offering it with 1TB Optane? Isn't that about $1,200 just for the SSD? Last I remember, there was a hoo-ha about lo-end devices coming with maybe 4GB RAM and 16GB Optane and advertising themselves as having '20GB RAM' ...
  • PixyMisa - Friday, January 17, 2020 - link

    It will be the Intel H10 - 1TB QLC and 32GB Optane on a single M.2 module. They present as two logical devices though; the Optane isn't automatically used as a cache.

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