Dynabook Portege, the Lightest Portable Laptop

Published October 31, 2020, 6:00 PM

by Len Amadora

This year marked another milestone with the release of the Dynabook Portégé X30L-G, which claims to be the lightest ultraportable laptop in the market today. People who considers weight as one of the most important factors when buying a laptop, Dynabook Portege is indeed the one you need and with its features, there is no reason for you to check another brand.

Weighing a measly 870 grams, Dynabook Portégé X30L-G is “the world’s lightest 13.3-inch fully featured business laptop with Intel 10th generation processors. The last ultraportable laptop reviewed was from another US brand with a starting weight of 1.2kg, rising to 1.27kg.

The Dynabook concept or what is now known as a netbook computer or, (in some of its other incarnations) a tablet PC or slate computer with nearly eternal battery life and software to provide its rapidly growing young market an access to digital media.

And while work from home and online classes is the new normal, adults find this gadget very attractive but surely the younger laptop users will love this model even more.

Its superior logic circuitry and operating system, Portégé X30L-G comes with a lot of salient features that would easily win the heart of a meticulous, techie and educated shopper. Aside from the fact that it is the lightest laptop out there, it has a lot to offer more than portability.  The Dynabook Portégé X30L-G runs on 10th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with up to 24GB of RAM. The display is a non-reflective FHD IGZO panel from Sharp.

The slender design measures just 308.8mm wide by 211.6mm deep by 17.9mm thick, which makes it very handy and can fit into your small bags. Those who love their laptops in colors, shoppers can choose from its decorous colors such as Onyx Blue, black, and silver, with the Dynabook logo in one corner of the lid and silver hinges catching the eye when the laptop is closed.

One might readily assume that since Dynabook Portégé X30L-G weighs just 870g, it might not be robust enough for the rough-and-tumble of life in your rucksack or bag. This model has undergone the MIL-STD 810G testing and Toshiba can bet its name on its durability. It is tougher than you think. It has a fair amount of flex in the lid and a durable covering that protects it from drops, temperature, humidity and scratches.

The utilitarian design continues inside. While the short edge screen bezels are quite narrow, there are no claims for super-high screen-to-body ratios or headline features for the screen itself.

The 13.3-inch display is a Sharp-made FHD (1,920 x 1,080) panel with Dynabook’s characteristic non-reflective finish. Maximum brightness is 470 nits, which should handle most lighting regimes in the office and at home.

For those who love to watch and listen on their laptops, this model’s speakers deliver audio through grilles on the underside of the front. The clear and reasonably loud volume gives the users an assurance that they will always enjoy using the speakers of this laptop. Headphones or external speakers are recommended if high-quality audio is required.

It also consumes less power than a standard LCD because of the Sharp IGZO technology, which might be a contributory factor in the Portégé X30L-G’s impressive battery life that can last up to almost 10 hours. So if you are working and forgot your charger, you can still do your tasks since its battery life can last a dull day’s work or a full day online class.

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G is highly recommended for kids and adults nowadays, especially that school and work are done remotely from home.