Dynabook Portege X30L-G Laptop Review: A New Lightweight Benchmark
The biggest reason for owning a Dynabook Portege X30L over alternatives like the HP EliteBook, Dell Latitude, or Lenovo ThinkPad X series would be for its very low weight. We can’t stress how much of a difference a few hundred grams can be especially if you like to lug your laptop around everywhere you go. Even the LG Gram 13 isn’t as light as our Portege and it’s marketed as being one of the lightest subnotebooks you can buy.
If weight isn’t your primary concern, then other laptops tend to offer faster CPU and GPU performance, firmer keyboard keys, additional connectivity options like Thunderbolt and WAN, more rigid chassis, longer battery life, and easier access to the internal SSD. The HP EliteBook x360 1030, for example, is brighter, thinner, and more versatile when on the road although at the cost of some extra weight.
The Dynabook Portege X30L works best when you’re always moving and want a lightweight companion that doesn’t skimp on port options or quality. If you spend most of your day working in one place, however, then there are better options out there as you wouldn’t be exploiting the main selling point of the system.