Dynabook announces two new models: the Portégé X30W-K and the Portégé X30L-K. While performance is on point, connectivity can be lacking.
The Portégé X30L-K (laptop) and Portégé X30W-K (2-in-1) will be available starting in April. Most features are identical, but the designs differ. The Portégé X30W-K has a touchscreen and tablet mode. The Portégé X30L-K is a traditional laptop.
Both models run on Windows 11 and Intel CPUs up to and including 12th Gen i7. The most powerful versions have 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The maximum SSD capacity is 1TB. The lightest versions weigh less than one kilogram. Finally, the most powerful versions feature an integrated Intel Iris Xe CPU.
Performance is on point, but that’s to be expected from a new release. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are supported. Later in the year, Dynabook will launch an optional LTE version.
USB-C connectivity is somewhat limited. Both introductions have two USB-C ports. One of the ports is used for charging, meaning you’ll regularly depend on a single port. Resultingly, most users will find an extra USB dock to be indispensable for serious office work.
Dynabook is definitely not the only one offering as few ports as possible. Most manufacturers reduce ports to reduce weight. In addition, the need for additional ports arises, which allows an organization to sell docks. That’s where Dynabook is headed. The manufacturer simultaneously introduced a Thunderbolt 4 Dock.
Naturally, the accessory is sold separately. The dock allows you to connect up to four displays. If you want to use the X30L and X30W in a multi-monitor setup, there’s no way to avoid it.