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Dynabook announces refreshed and new Portégé business laptops, new Thunderbolt 4 dock

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What you need to know

  • Dynabook has announced refreshed 13.3-inch Portégé X30L and X30W laptops, as well as the new 14-inch Portégé X40L.
  • The X30 laptops are available in familiar convertible and non-convertible designs, while the X40L is a brand-new design with 16:10 aspect ratio.
  • The laptops employ 12th Gen Intel Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and have plenty of business features.
  • Dynabook also announced a Thunderbolt 4 dock with 15 total ports.
  • The laptops start at $1,380, with no word on availability.

Dynabook has announced new Portégé X30L, X30W, and X40L laptops powered by Intel's 12th Gen "Alder Lake" processors (CPU). This news comes as Dynabook is in the process of revamping its Portégé laptop lineup, bringing it in line with modern Ultrabooks that use thin and light form factors. These laptops are generally sized at 13 and 14 inches, and they include notebook and convertible designs. With extra security features and durability testing, they could potentially make the cut of the best business laptops.

The Portégé X30L-K is a 13.3-inch non-convertible laptop that's lightweight but durable. Its magnesium-alloy chassis — which has undergone MIL-STD-810H durability certification — weighs in at just 1.99 pounds (904g) and measures 0.7 inches (17.9mm) thin. It has a backlit keyboard with Accupoint pointing nub (similar to Lenovo's TrackPoint), as well as a sizable touchpad. For security measures there's a fingerprint reader, IR camera and privacy shutter, lock slot, and optional smart card reader. The laptop has a TPM 2.0 chip and it's classified as a Windows Secured-core PC.

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There are three 13.3-inch displays available for the X30L-K. All have a 1920x1080 (FHD) resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The basic non-touch display has 250 nits brightness, and there's a touch option with 300 nits brightness. If you want the best picture possible, you'll want to go with the IGZO display with 470 nits brightness.

Ports are generous despite the laptop's thin design. There are two Thunderbolt 4, two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1), HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.

CategoryPortégé X30L-KPortégé X30W-K
OSWindows 10 Pro
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 11 Pro
Processor12th Gen Intel
Core i5-1240P
Core i7-1260P
Core i5-1250P vPro
Core i7-1270P vPro
Core i7-1280P vPro
12th Gen Intel
Core i5-1240P
Core i7-1260P
Core i5-1250P vPro
Core i7-1270P vPro
Core i7-1280P vPro
RAMUp to 32GB
LPDDR5
Dual channel
Up to 32GB
LPDDR5
Dual channel
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
Integrated
Intel Iris Xe
Integrated
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display13.3 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920x1080 (FHD)
250 nits
1920x1080 (FHD)
IGZO, 470 nits
1920x1080 (FHD)
Touch, 300 nits
13.3 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920x1080 (FHD)
Touch, inking support
PenNoneDynabook TruPen
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
HDMI
RJ45 Ethernet
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
Two Thunderbolt 4
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
HDMI
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
AudioStereo speakers
Dual microphones
DTS Audio processing
Stereo speakers
Harman Kardon audio
Dolby Atmos
Dual microphones
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
Bluetooth 5.2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
Bluetooth 5.2
CameraFront-facing 720p
IR camera
Camera shutter
Front-facing 720p
IR camera
Camera shutter
KeyboardRaised tile
Backlit
Raised tile
Backlit
SecurityTPM 2.0
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Camera shutter
Smart card reader (optional)
TPM 2.0
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Camera shutter
Lock slot
Battery53Wh53Wh
Dimensions12.04 x 8.26 x 0.7 inches
(306mm x 210mm x 17.9mm)
11.96 x 7.77 x 0.7 inches
(303.9mm x 197.4mm x 17.9mm)
WeightFrom 1.99 pounds (904g)From 2.18 pounds (989g)
ColorMystic Blue MetallicMystic Blue Metallic
PriceFrom $1,380From $1,600

The Portégé X30W-K is essentially a convertible sibling of the X30L-K, capable of being used in tent, stand, and tablet modes. It weighs just a bit more at 2.18 pounds (989g) but it's still about 0.7 inches (17.9mm) thin. It has also undergone MIL-STD-810H durability testing and it's available in the same Mystic Blue Metallic color. Ports are slightly different, with just one USB-A and no Ethernet. The same security measures are in play, save for the optional smart card reader.

There is just one 13.3-inch FHD touch display option available for the X30W-K. It supports inking (and tilt support) with the included Dynabook TruPen, and it uses Gorilla Glass for added durability. Dolby Atmos is included for the stereo speakers.

Both new Portégé X30 laptops have similar 12th Gen Intel Core CPU options, with up to a Core i7-1280P vPro chip. Both can also have up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. A 53Wh battery is available in each laptop. As for wireless, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 come standard.

The Portégé X30L-K will start at about $1,380, while the convertible Portégé X30W-K will start at $1,600. Both laptops come with three years of Dynabook +Care Service Warranty that includes on-site support. No word on availability.

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Dynabook has also announced the Intel Evo-certified Portégé X40L-K using a completely new design. It's the lightest 14-inch laptop Dynabook has ever produced, weighing in at 2.31 pounds (1.05kg) and measuring 0.63 inches (15.9mm) thin. It offers plenty of ports despite its size, including two Thunderbolt 4, two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1), RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI, microSD card reader, and 3.5mm audio combo jack.

CategoryPortégé X40L-K
OSWindows 10 Pro
Windows 11 Pro
Processor12th Gen Intel
Core i5-1240P
Core i7-1260P
Core i5-1250P vPro
Core i7-1270P vPro
Core i7-1280P vPro
RAMUp to 32GB
LPDDR5
Dual channel
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
Integrated
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display14 inches
16:10 aspect ratio
1920x1200 (FHD+)
IPS
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
HDMI
RJ45 Ethernet
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
AudioQuad speakers
Dolby Atmos
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
Bluetooth 5.2
CameraFront-facing 720p
IR camera
Camera shutter
KeyboardRaised tile
Spill resistant
Backlit
SecurityTPM 2.0
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Lock slot
Camera shutter
Battery65Wh
Dimensions12.3 x 8.8 x 0.63 inches
(312.4mm x 224mm x 15.9mm)
WeightFrom 2.31 pounds (1.05kg)
ColorTech Blue Metallic
PriceFrom $1,800

Top-firing quad speakers with Dolby Atmos flank the spill-resistant, backlit keyboard, and a massive touchpad is centered below. The front-facing 720p camera is joined by an IR camera and shutter, plus there's a fingerprint reader, lock slot, and TPM 2.0 chip. This is also a Microsoft Secured-core PC.

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The real attraction here is the 14-inch IPS display with 16:10 aspect ratio. It has a 1920x1200 (FHD+) resolution and EyeSafe certification to help protect your eyes. The X40L-K is powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1280P vPro CPU, 32GB of LPDDR5 dual-channel RAM, a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, and a 65Wh battery.

The Portégé X40L-K will start at $1,800 and comes with three years of Dynabook +Care Service Warranty, which includes on-site support. No word on availability.

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Rounding out Dynabook's March 3 announcements is a new Thunderbolt 4 docking station with 15 total ports. The front of the dock has an SD card reader, two USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2), USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2), and a 3.5mm audio combo jack. The back of the dock — which is used horizontally — includes three USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2), RJ45 Ethernet, two DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, one downstream Thunderbolt 4, a host Thunderbolt 4, and the AC adapter port.

A lock slot on the side adds some security for busy offices, and the other side has a power button. The dock supports MAC address passthrough and PXE boot with Dynabook laptops, as well as Wake-on-LAN features. It's capable of handling five external displays, maxing out at 8K at a 30Hz refresh rate. The dock will cost about $350 and comes with a three-year warranty.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.