Dynabook reveals super-portable Intel “Tiger Lake” laptop and 2-in-1

Dynabook may not be a household name in notebooks yet, but the laptop manufacturer, formerly known as Toshiba, is not letting that stop him from launching a new line powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel Core processors. The Dynabook Portégé X30W-J and Portégé X30L-J can weigh less than 2 pounds, but still manage to include up to Core i7 chips and Intel Iris Xe graphics.

The Dynabook Portégé X30L-J is the more traditional of the two, an ultra-portable 13.3-inch notebook with a choice of Sharp IGZO HD or Full HD monitors and optional touch. It can be purchased with Intel Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 chips, both with Iris Xe graphics and up to 48 GB of DDR4 memory.

There are up to 1 TB of SSD storage and an astonishing number of ports on the Mystic Blue Metallic magnesium alloy chassis. Dynabook can fit HDMI, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports – one of which supports USB Sleep & Charge – plus two Thunderbolt 4, ethernet, a 3.5 mm combo audio connector and a microSD card slot.

There are also stereo speakers with DTS Audio, WiFi 6 (Gig +), Bluetooth 5.0 and a webcam with dual microphones. Dynabook adds an IR camera for Windows Hello, and there is a fingerprint reader as well. The whole thing is 17.9 mm thick, and the company says it targets an initial weight below 900 grams (1.98 pounds), despite installing a 53 Wh battery. Expect a battery that lasts “all day,” says Dynabook, when the Portégé X30L-J goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2020, with prices close to launch.

As for the Dynabook Portégé X30W-J, it is the 2-in-1 convertible laptop version. It can also choose between Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 processors, both with Iris Xe graphics and up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1 TB of SSD storage. There is only one display option, however, a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 touch screen protected by Gorilla Glass.

Inside, there is WiFi 6 (Gig +) and Bluetooth 5.0, along with a 53 Wh battery. The Mystic Blue Metallic chassis is again made of magnesium alloy, designed to pass the MIL-STD-810G test and is 17.9 mm thick when closed. Dynabook says it expects to start with less than 1 kg (2.2 pounds).

For ports, there is HDMI, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (with USB Sleep & Charge support), two Thunderbolt 4, a 3.5mm audio combo connector and a microSD slot. Along with the webcam and dual microphones, there is an infrared camera for Windows Hello and a fingerprint reader.

Dynabook says the Portégé X30W-J will also go on sale sometime in the fourth quarter of 2020. Expect a price closer to that point.

News Reporter

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