Dynabook launches super-light laptops with 11th Gen Intel inside

Dynabook X30w J
Dynabook X30w J (Image credit: Dynabook)

Dynabook X30w J

Source: Dynabook Dynabook X30W-J (Image credit: Source: Dynabook)

What you need to know

  • Dynabook launched two new notebooks today, both featuring Intel's new 11th Gen Core CPUs.
  • They're also incredibly light, with the Dynabook X30W hitting under 1kg on certain configurations.
  • Pricing isn't available, but both are expected to go on sale at some point in Q4 2020.

Following the launch of Intel's new 11th Gen Core CPUs today, Dynabook is among the first PC makers to announce new laptops featuring the chips. The new processors are only part of these laptops' appeal, though. They both aim for a slim, light design, with one coming in at under 1kg (roughly 2.2 pounds) in certain configurations.

Dynabook Portégé X30W-J and X30L-J

The Dynabook Portégé X30W-J weighs in under 1kg while still managing to bring some impressive specs to the table. Verified to use Intel's new Evo badge, the laptop is a part of the Project Athena innovation program as well.

On the inside, this 13.3-inch convertible comes with a range of 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics on board. The display is a Sharp IGZO panel, which should mean solid viewing angles no matter where you're sitting. There's also Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 here as well.

The Dynabook Portégé X30L-J, meanwhile, takes more of a traditional laptop design and incorporates many of the same features of its X30W-J sibling. You'll get a similar 13.3-inch Sharp IGZO display here, along with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. There are also Thunderbolt 4 certified USB-C ports here, along with "all-day battery life," Dynabook says.

Both laptops are designed to meet some rigorous durability standards, and Dynabook has included some security features as well. They both meet Microsoft's Windows 10 Secured-core PC requirements. They also feature enterprise-grade encryption and biometric authentication.

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CategoryPortégé X30W-JPortégé X30L-J
Operating SystemWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
Display13.3 inchesFHD touch13.3 inchesHD, FHD, FHD touch, FHD privacy
Processor11th Gen Intel Core ProcessorsCore i5-1135G7Core i7-1165G7Row 2 - Cell 2
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe graphicsIntel Iris Xe graphics
MemoryUp to 32GBUp to 48GB
StorageUp to 1TB SSDUp to 1TB SSD
CameraWebcamInfrared IR camera for Windows HelloWebcamInfrared IR camera for Windows Hello
SecurityTPM 2.0Fingerprint readerSecurity lock slotMicrosoft Secured-core PCTPM 2.0Fingerprint readerSecurity lock slotMicrosoft Secured-core PCOptional Smart Card Reader
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0Intel Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Ethernet
Ports1x HDMI1x USB 3.2 Gen 12x Thunderbolt 4 USB-CmicroSD3.5mm combo audio port2x HDMI1x USB 3.2 Gen 12x Thunderbolt 4 USB-CmicroSD3.5mm combo audio port
AudioHarman Kardon speakersDolby AtmosStereo speakersDTS Ausio Processing
Dimensions303.9 x 197.4 x 17.9mm306 x 210 x 17.9mm
WeightStarting under 1kgStarting under 900 grams
ColorsMystic Blue MetallicMystic Blue Metallic

Dynabook hasn't provided price information on either laptop yet, but they're both expected to launch later in Q4 2020.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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