Review: Dynabook Portege X30L-K-11J Business Laptop

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There is no denying that Dynabook makes some of the best thin-and-light business laptops with enhanced security features. We take a look at the new Dynabook Portege X30L-K-11J laptop and here are our thoughts about it.


The Dynabook Portege X30L-K-11J features a lightweight construction that weighs only 904g and is only 17.9mm thick, thanks to its magnesium alloy chassis which is lighter and stronger than aluminum. The device has also passed the MIL-STD 810H tests, indicating that it can handle accidental bumps that can happen while you work on your journey.

The main display of the laptop comes with a 13.3-inch anti-glare IPS panel with FHD as its native resolution and 250nits of maximum brightness. Dynabook also offers Sharp IGZO-based IPS displays with higher brightness and touchscreen support.

That said, the viewing angles are great for our review unit along with solid colors and the white saturation appears to be well-balanced between warm and cool temperatures. For those concerned with privacy, the IR camera with dual microphones comes with a webcam shutter slider that can be closed at any time.

The laptop also offers several connectivity options for the everyday on-the-go worker. On the right side, there is a MicroSD card slot, a USB 3.2 Type-A port, an Ethernet port, and a security lock slot. On the left, there are two USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports with support for data transfer, power delivery, and Display Port connectivity, along with an HDMI 2.0 port, another USB 3.2 Type-A port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Portege X30L-K-11J also has a great frameless backlit keyboard that feels good to type on, along with a smooth precision touchpad that features dedicated buttons for left and right mouse clicks. While the touchpad appears to be a bit small as compared to the competition, it’s still very usable and we did not have any issues while using the laptop. There is also a biometric fingerprint scanner that is located on the top-left side of the touchpad.  Dynabook also implemented the Accupoint pointing device that is colored in blue.

For audio, the laptop speakers are located on the bottom side of the palm-rest portion of the keyboard, facing forward. The speakers are tuned with DTS Atmos sound technology that produces better audio quality. The rear side of the display lid is just plain in design with the Dynabook branding. The bottom panel of the chassis can be easily unscrewed and also has vents for air circulation. There are also air exhausts on the rear side of the laptop.


The Dynabook Portege X30L-K-11J laptop that we have here comes chipped with the Intel 12th generation i7-1260P Alder Lake-P processor, along with 16GB of LPDDR5 memory. The processor features a total of 12 computing cores, eight of which are performance-based, and the remaining four cores are power-efficient. The total threads are 16 and the maximum clock speeds are 4.7 GHz.

The CPU also comes with the Intel Iris Xe integrated GPU and features 96 EUs. The laptop also comes with a high-speed PCIe 4 based Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD (MZVL2512HCJQ-00B07), along with Windows 11 Professional installed. During our time with the laptop, the Portege X30L-K-11J performed well and applications ran smoothly without noticeable lags.

We ran some benchmarks such as CrystalDiskMark, Geekbench 5, and Futuremark to check the performance of the CPU, GPU, and SSD. Take a look at the scores below.

The device also offers high-speed wireless capabilities, thanks to the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX211 802.11ax Dual Band Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.2. The notebook also comes with several security features such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v2.0, an IR camera for face authentication, a fingerprint reader, and more.

As for battery performance, the laptop houses a 4-cell, 53Whr Lithium-Ion Polymer battery with support for quick charge technology. By simply charging the laptop for half an hour, users will be able to get about 5 hours of work time. We tested the battery performance by using the PC Mark 10 Extended Modern Office battery test and the laptop lasted for 9 hours and 44 minutes. During our time with the laptop, the X30L-K-11J was able to last for almost a day of use while we used it to watch some online streaming, do editorial jobs, edit sheets, and more.


For users who often travel around regularly to attend business meetings, it would be an idle choice to consider a laptop that is not only thin and light but also offers good performance. And the new Dynabook Portege X30L-K-11J is a good choice to think about. The laptop features a magnesium chassis and weighs only 904g. The display is a 13.3-inch anti-glare IPS panel with 1080p resolution. The frameless backlit keyboard feels good to type with and there is the Accupoint button is there too for those users who still prefer a pointing device.

The power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner and the front-facing camera come with a privacy shutter. The laptop is powered by the 12-core Intel i7-1260P processor, along with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 512GB PCIe 4 NVMe SSD with Windows 11 Professional, offering smooth performances. And the battery is capable of lasting for almost a day of use, along with the 30-minute fast charge that offers up to 5 hours of usage.