Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 Premium Business Notebook
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Dynabook is a company name that is not first brought to mind when it comes to business notebooks. However, if you inquire a bit about the company and do some research. Before Dynabook came into existence a good three years ago, the brand was represented on the market as Toshiba PC. Thus, it can fall back on years of experience.
Dynabook announced the Portégé model range in March 2022, consequently expanding its portfolio of business notebooks and rounding it off upwards. The Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 is also delivered in a plain but functional cardboard box. Besides a company logo and the usual security notes, we can also see first information about the included business notebook.
Furthermore, information about the serial number, the product code, a note about the installed CPU and a color code (dark blue/GR) are printed on the box.
Finally, a note informs us that the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 currently has Windows 10 Pro preinstalled. Inside the box, we find the business notebook, the USB-C power adapter, and a quick start guide. The notebook is held in the box by a styrofoam carrier and is sufficiently protected against shocks.
Design & Display
Visually, the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 is already a feast for the eyes. Starting with the silver lettering on the display’s back to the small silver frame around the power button as well as the framing of the fingerprint sensor. In other words, the design follows the premise of picking up the premium business customer. I personally like the color of the magnesium case immensely.
Dynabook succeeds in building a noble business notebook with well-defined color as well as finished edges for a clear target group with the Portégé-K-139. Therefore, the overall package is right with one slight restriction.
The color of the joystick/trackpoint could have fit a bit more into the overall picture for my taste and could have been designed just like the keyboard. The Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 feels very good in the hand. The magnesium alloy case feels very high-end. The keyboard, which I’ll get to in the course of my review, also feels of high quality.
The case and the display bezel are not only made of high-quality material, but also have a very high-quality build. The case’s gaps are even throughout the entire notebook. The edges and corners are carefully finished.
The sound of the installed stereo speakers from Harman/Kardon provide a good sound experience. Video content and the streams that has being watched during the test could be perceived flawlessly even with background noise. The speakers achieve quite a decent volume.
A matte and anti-reflective IPS display is installed in the notebook. The display features a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with a 13.3-inch diagonal. Dynabook has decided on a 16:9 format for the Portégé range.
Space can be tight, especially in office applications. Connecting an external monitor is recommended here. Excel is really no joy with a diagonal of 13.3 inches.
On the other hand, users will be impressed by the very good illumination and the brightness, which can reach up to 470 nits according to the manufacturer. The colors remain quite decent even when looking at the display from the side.
The webcam delivers sufficiently good pictures. However, a good brightness in the room or sufficient illumination of the content to be transmitted is recommended. The mechanical shutter (aperture) of the webcam caught my eye positively.
The built-in shutter is a useful accessory not only for protection against unwanted glances into the office, but also for protecting the webcam.
The software “Dynabook Meeting Assist” is pre-installed by the manufacturer. This can be used especially for adjusting the background sharpness, the exposure correction and also for face tracking during meetings.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Typing on the keyboard is a relief. The keyboard has a pleasant stroke and subsequently a very good and above all perceptible pressure point. The keys are very easy to reach. The frameless keyboard has an evenly distributed backlight, which makes working in dark environments immensely easier.
- Good keyboard with backlight
- Very small touchpad, unnecessary mouse buttons
Battery life and charging time
- Up to 11 hours of battery life
- Low charging times
Dynabook advertises the Protégé range as having up to 11 hours of battery life, it can usually power well between 8-9.5 hours of runtime, depending on the application and power level/brightness.
The Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 is an elegant, very well-made and high-quality premium business notebook, which is not advertised with the word premium for nothing.
The installed hardware harmonizes with each other and also offers a smooth workflow in the office and on business trips thanks to the very good battery. Working with the notebook was very pleasant due to the excellent keyboard and the, in my opinion, very good display.
As a result, the notebook offers many advantages, especially when traveling and working outside of an office, as well as thanks to its light weight and size. The disadvantages in terms of display size can be compensated by an external monitor, at least when stationary.
The webcam’s performance is certainly expandable and should be reconsidered in a 2nd revision of the Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 together with the touchpad in my opinion.
Dynabook Portégé X30L-K-139 Notebook Price in Nigeria
The Notebook laptop is on sale in Nigeria for the price of US$839.00