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Dynabook Portégé X30-F laptop review: Light, slim, enduring

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 11/09/2019

Model update. The light and slim Portégé X30-F scores points with long battery life, a bright, contrast-rich display and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Our configuration variant lacks an LTE modem.

The Dynabook Portégé X30-F is among the high-end 13.3-inch business laptops. In contrast to the recently reviewed Portégé A30-E, Dynabook hasn't opted for a completely new chassis here but continues to use the slim, lightweight case that was also used in its predecessors. There are changes inside: The current model uses Whiskey Lake processors. Competitors include devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X390 and X395, the Dell Latitude 7300, the HP EliteBook 735 G5 and 830 G5. 

Since the Dynabook Portégé X30-F and the Toshiba Portégé X30-D are identical in construction, we won't go into the case, connectivity, input devices and speakers. The corresponding information can be found in our review of the Toshiba Portégé X30-D.

Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N (Portege X30 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1100 MHz, single-channel, 26.20.100.6860
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 2400, single-channel, two memory slots (one slot occupied)
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Toshiba TOS508F, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, 256 GB 
, 191 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC285 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.4 x 316 x 227 ( = 0.65 x 12.44 x 8.94 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 4080 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.4 V, 3 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD, IR camera
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Microsoft Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.05 kg ( = 37.04 oz / 2.31 pounds), Power Supply: 368 g ( = 12.98 oz / 0.81 pounds)
Price
1175 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
87%11/2019Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
8265U, UHD Graphics 620
1.1 kg16.4 mm13.3"1920x1080
88%06/2017Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
7600U, HD Graphics 620
1 kg15.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
90%05/2019Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
8265U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
89%10/2019Lenovo ThinkPad X395
PRO 3300U, Vega 6
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
87%09/2019Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
8665U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg18.45 mm13.3"1920x1080
86%09/2018HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
2700U, Vega 10
1.3 kg17 mm13.3"1920x1080
88%05/2018HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
8550U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg17.7 mm13.3"1920x1080

Size comparison

316 mm / 12.4 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 1.1 kg2.31 lbs315 mm / 12.4 inch 226.1 mm / 8.9 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1 kg2.3 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.82 lbs311.9 mm / 12.3 inch 217.2 mm / 8.55 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.83 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs306.5 mm / 12.1 inch 206.95 mm / 8.15 inch 18.45 mm / 0.726 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
178.8 MB/s ∼100% +150%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
79.1 MB/s ∼44% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
 
74.1 MB/s ∼41% +3%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
71.6 MB/s ∼40%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
63.2 MB/s ∼35% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 186, n=120)
62.4 MB/s ∼35% -13%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
184.4 MB/s ∼100% +122%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
89.6 MB/s ∼49% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.5 MB/s ∼47% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
 
86.2 MB/s ∼47% +4%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
82.9 MB/s ∼45%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=123)
79 MB/s ∼43% -5%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
652 (min: 539, max: 675) MBit/s ∼100% +28%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
647 MBit/s ∼99% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼99% +27%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
640 MBit/s ∼98% +26%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
639 MBit/s ∼98% +26%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
635 (min: 563, max: 673) MBit/s ∼97% +25%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
509 (min: 434, max: 551) MBit/s ∼78%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
681 MBit/s ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
628 (min: 493, max: 645) MBit/s ∼92% 0%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
627 (min: 602, max: 637) MBit/s ∼92% 0%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
627 (min: 501, max: 708) MBit/s ∼92%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
529 MBit/s ∼78% -16%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
512 MBit/s ∼75% -18%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
488 MBit/s ∼72% -22%
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Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø508 (434-551)
Lenovo ThinkPad X395 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø651 (539-675)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G Intel Core i7-8665U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø635 (563-673)
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø627 (501-708)
Lenovo ThinkPad X395 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø628 (493-645)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G Intel Core i7-8665U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø627 (602-637)

Display - X30-F with bright IPS screen

Pixel array
Pixel array

The X30-F's matte 13.3-inch screen works at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Contrast (1,319:1) and brightness (390.3 cd/m²) are good. Only the EliteBook 735 G5 offers a brighter display within our comparison field.

The display flickers at a frequency of 250 Hz at brightness levels of 20% and below. Due to the low frequency, headaches and/or eye problems may occur in sensitive users.

418
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Toshiba TOS508F
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 418 cd/m² Average: 390.3 cd/m² Minimum: 24 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 428 cd/m²
Contrast: 1319:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 4.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
95% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
24%
-2%
4%
26%
2714%
124%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
56 (26, 30)
36.8 (18.8, 18)
34%
57.6 (28.4, 29.2)
-3%
55 (26, 29)
2%
39 (18, 21)
30%
42 (24, 18)
25%
36 (18.8, 17.2)
36%
Response Time Black / White *
34 (18, 16)
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
13%
34 (18.4, 15.6)
-0%
32 (18, 14)
6%
27 (14, 13)
21%
28 (14, 14)
18%
24.8 (14, 10.8)
27%
PWM Frequency
250 (20)
20500 (90)
8100%
1020 (99)
308%
Screen
3%
9%
9%
-28%
-14%
-13%
Brightness middle
409
332.6
-19%
356
-13%
356
-13%
341
-17%
464
13%
316
-23%
Brightness
390
323
-17%
336
-14%
336
-14%
306
-22%
426
9%
326
-16%
Brightness Distribution
86
86
0%
88
2%
88
2%
79
-8%
85
-1%
85
-1%
Black Level *
0.31
0.28
10%
0.16
48%
0.16
48%
0.31
-0%
0.42
-35%
0.19
39%
Contrast
1319
1188
-10%
2225
69%
2225
69%
1100
-17%
1105
-16%
1663
26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.2
2.6
19%
3.6
-13%
3.6
-13%
6.43
-101%
4.49
-40%
4.5
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.4
6.7
-5%
5.5
14%
5.5
14%
10.33
-61%
8.77
-37%
12.1
-89%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.6
2.5
46%
4.7
-2%
4.7
-2%
6.9
-50%
6.44
-40%
5
-9%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.12 104%
2.48 89%
2.92 75%
2.23 99%
2.41 91%
2.22 99%
CCT
7321 89%
6720 97%
6374 102%
6222 104%
8338 78%
6922 94%
6018 108%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
62
3%
61.3
2%
61
2%
59
-2%
63
5%
57.9
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
95
94
-1%
95.7
1%
96
1%
91
-4%
96
1%
87.3
-8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.1
1.11
2.36
1.27
2.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
14% / 6%
4% / 8%
7% / 9%
-1% / -19%
1350% / 616%
56% / 19%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 30 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Already out of the box, the screen has a very decent color reproduction. With a DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 3.2, it barely scrapes past the target (DeltaE smaller than 3). In addition, the display suffers from a very light blue tint. The display isn't able to fully map the AdobeRGB (60%) and the sRGB (95%) color spaces.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

Dynabook has equipped the Portégé with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Therefore, the screen can be read from any position. As long as the sun doesn't shine too brightly, this is also possible outdoors.

The Portégé in outdoor use
The Portégé in outdoor use

Performance - Portégé provides enough performance for office and Internet

With the Portégé X30-F, Dynabook has a 13.3-inch high-end business laptop in its range. The device provides enough computing power for office and Internet applications. Our test device is available from about 1,150 Euros (~$1,270) and is therefore currently the cheapest representative in the series. Other configuration variants are available.

Processor

The Portégé is powered by an Intel Core i5-8265U quad-core processor. This is a ULV model (TDP: 15 watts) based on Intel's Whiskey Lake architecture. The processor operates at a base speed of 1.6 GHz. Turbo can be used to increase it to 3.7 GHz (all four cores), 3.8 GHz (two cores) and 3.9 GHz (one core), respectively.

The processor briefly works through the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks at 3.3 to 3.7 GHz. The clock speed then drops to 2.3 to 2.5 GHz. The single-thread tests are run at 3.7 to 3.9 GHz. This is the behavior when plugged in. On battery power, the clock speeds range from 1.8 to 2.2 GHz (multithread) and 1.8 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
Intel XTU
Intel XTU

We test whether the CPU Turbo is used consistently when plugged in by running the multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results drop slightly from the first to the second run and then remain at a constant level. The CPU Turbo is used to a small extent.

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Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø521 (516.63-551.37)
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001) Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel Core i7-7600U: Ø340 (337.65-341.89)
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00 Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø569 (552-686)
Lenovo ThinkPad X395 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U: Ø416 (400.15-479.45)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G Intel Core i7-8665U, Intel Core i7-8665U: Ø531 (513-670)
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: Ø545 (536.52-636.96)
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø530 (526-566)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6113
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
17361
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6115
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
161 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
551 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
43.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
185 Points ∼85% +15%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
169 Points ∼78% +5%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
161 Points ∼74%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Core i5-8265U
158 Points ∼72% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (111 - 164, n=30)
155 Points ∼71% -4%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
147 Points ∼67% -9%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel Core i7-7600U
126 Points ∼58% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
126 Points ∼58% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 185, n=280)
117 Points ∼54% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
640 Points ∼15% +16%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (457 - 750, n=33)
597 Points ∼14% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Core i5-8265U
569 (min: 552, max: 686) Points ∼13% +3%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
551 Points ∼13%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
531 (min: 513, max: 682) Points ∼12% -4%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
530 (min: 526, max: 566) Points ∼12% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
481 Points ∼11% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1051, n=290)
345 Points ∼8% -37%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel Core i7-7600U
341 Points ∼8% -38%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel Core i7-7600U
6130 Points ∼57% 0%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
6113 Points ∼56%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (5841 - 6209, n=9)
6044 Points ∼56% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (322 - 7345, n=466)
3176 Points ∼29% -48%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (16318 - 22962, n=9)
18952 Points ∼29% +9%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
17361 Points ∼27%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel Core i7-7600U
12177 Points ∼19% -30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (661 - 31463, n=448)
7193 Points ∼11% -59%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
412 Points ∼80% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (325 - 403, n=11)
390 Points ∼76% +1%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
386 Points ∼75%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (107 - 460, n=18)
334 Points ∼65% -13%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (1103 - 1564, n=11)
1338 Points ∼19% +8%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
1267 Points ∼18% +2%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
1237 Points ∼18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (151 - 2410, n=18)
1115 Points ∼16% -10%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (7144 - 16249, n=16)
13553 Points ∼24% +2%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
13295 Points ∼23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2593 - 17643, n=34)
10449 Points ∼18% -21%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
4386 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (2106 - 4830, n=16)
4357 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1529 - 5280, n=34)
3910 Points ∼62% -11%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (2973 - 3881, n=3)
3328 Points ∼20% +6%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
3129 Points ∼18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1504 - 3141, n=4)
2710 Points ∼16% -13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U
1027 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (986 - 1027, n=3)
1005 Points ∼75% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (858 - 1081, n=4)
963 Points ∼72% -6%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (740 - 30250, n=162)
1949 ms * ∼3% -63%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1504.5 ms * ∼3% -26%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 44)
1194.2 ms * ∼2%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (851 - 1245, n=21)
1165 ms * ∼2% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge)
1127.8 ms * ∼2% +6%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
1114.2 ms * ∼2% +7%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U (Edge)
1015.7 ms * ∼2% +15%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U (Edge)
35519 Points ∼68% +7%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 44)
33075 Points ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge)
32764 Points ∼63% -1%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
32001 Points ∼61% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (12842 - 35563, n=21)
31205 Points ∼60% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3963 - 44259, n=154)
25664 Points ∼49% -22%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
20231 Points ∼39% -39%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge)
228.33 Points ∼65% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (194 - 244, n=14)
227 Points ∼65% 0%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel Core i5-8265U (Edge 44)
226.38 Points ∼64%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (34.8 - 297, n=137)
189 Points ∼54% -17%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
147.44 Points ∼42% -35%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The good results in the PCMark benchmarks demonstrate that the laptop has enough computing power for office and Internet applications. We haven't encountered any problems. The system is fast and smooth. A slight increase in overall performance would be possible by activating dual-channel mode. For this, a second memory module would have to be added to the laptop.

RAM runs in single-channel mode
RAM runs in single-channel mode
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3298 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3473 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4735 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Vega 6, PRO 3300U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3158 Points ∼26% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
3050 Points ∼25% +4%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3047 Points ∼25% +4%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, 8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3033 Points ∼25% +3%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
2945 Points ∼25% 0%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
2931 Points ∼24%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2067 - 3210, n=24)
2930 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (534 - 4338, n=95)
2504 Points ∼21% -15%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, 8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7091 Points ∼73% +23%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
6393 Points ∼66% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
6273 Points ∼65% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2941 - 6556, n=24)
6036 Points ∼62% +5%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5766 Points ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Vega 6, PRO 3300U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5484 Points ∼57% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7281, n=95)
5268 Points ∼54% -9%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5146 Points ∼53% -11%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, 8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9402 Points ∼85% +26%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
8015 Points ∼73% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
7982 Points ∼73% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5073 - 8689, n=24)
7765 Points ∼71% +4%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7466 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Vega 6, PRO 3300U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
7351 Points ∼67% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 9664, n=95)
6875 Points ∼63% -8%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6537 Points ∼59% -12%
Score
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, 8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4208 Points ∼54% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
3832 Points ∼49% +7%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
3816 Points ∼49% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2247 - 3985, n=24)
3695 Points ∼48% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Vega 6, PRO 3300U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3606 Points ∼46% 0%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3595 Points ∼46%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3354 Points ∼43% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4609, n=98)
3186 Points ∼41% -11%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, 8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4211 Points ∼69% +28%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
3948 Points ∼65% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
3629 Points ∼60% +10%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3543 Points ∼58% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2747 - 4244, n=22)
3444 Points ∼57% +4%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Vega 10, 2700U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3402 Points ∼56% +3%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3298 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Vega 6, PRO 3300U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3260 Points ∼54% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4211, n=248)
3044 Points ∼50% -8%

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD (M.2 2280 format) from Samsung, which has a total capacity of 256 GB. Of this, approximately 191 GB is usable out of the box. Transfer speeds are very good. NVMe SSDs achieve higher transfer rates than SATA III models because they're connected via PCI Express.

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Sequential Read: 1912 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1469 MB/s
512K Read: 553.6 MB/s
512K Write: 1326 MB/s
4K Read: 52.41 MB/s
4K Write: 104.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 232.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 255.6 MB/s
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-3%
9%
29%
-38%
-5%
-5%
-32%
Write 4K
102.1
120.7
18%
129.37
27%
141.1
38%
97.26
-5%
108.5
6%
112 (50.2 - 177, n=23)
10%
95.1 (3.23 - 191, n=104)
-7%
Read 4K
3738
58.52
-98%
41.6
-99%
46.37
-99%
44.58
-99%
40.53
-99%
202 (31.4 - 3738, n=23)
-95%
68.2 (5.37 - 3738, n=104)
-98%
Write Seq
1507
1491
-1%
2334.44
55%
1994
32%
882.9
-41%
1026
-32%
1393 (991 - 1687, n=22)
-8%
809 (48.9 - 2334, n=103)
-46%
Read Seq
1723
2760
60%
2150.9
25%
2275
32%
1050
-39%
2080
21%
1580 (755 - 2134, n=22)
-8%
1081 (142 - 2760, n=103)
-37%
Write 4K Q32T1
300.9
237.5
-21%
233.99
-22%
493.3
64%
167.3
-44%
451
50%
357 (205 - 568, n=23)
19%
292 (3.6 - 868, n=104)
-3%
Read 4K Q32T1
273.7
336.1
23%
325.72
19%
429
57%
337.4
23%
269.7
-1%
392 (229 - 645, n=23)
43%
327 (17.4 - 1580, n=104)
19%
Write Seq Q32T1
1494
1512
1%
2347.6
57%
2992
100%
789.4
-47%
1770
18%
1483 (1104 - 1712, n=23)
-1%
954 (16.7 - 2992, n=104)
-36%
Read Seq Q32T1
3309
3154
-5%
3563.2
8%
3562
8%
1606
-51%
3214
-3%
3302 (1529 - 3522, n=23)
0%
1818 (113 - 3563, n=104)
-45%

Graphics card

Intel's UHD Graphics 620 graphics core takes care of graphics output. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and reaches working speeds of up to 1,100 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for this GPU. An increase in performance would be achieved by activating dual-channel mode. The decoder integrated into the GPU can unload the processor when playing videos. Therefore, using streaming services isn't a problem.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
1882 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7837 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
997 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6, AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
3325 Points ∼100% +91%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
2907 Points ∼87% +67%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1841 Points ∼55% +6%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8665U
1825 Points ∼55% +5%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1742 Points ∼52%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1728 Points ∼52% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=173)
1716 Points ∼52% -1%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
1446 Points ∼43% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 10699, n=368)
1319 Points ∼40% -24%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6, AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
2245 Points ∼100% +109%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1740 Points ∼78% +62%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8665U
1300 Points ∼58% +21%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1280 Points ∼57% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1266 Points ∼56% +18%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1401, n=142)
1127 Points ∼50% +5%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1075 Points ∼48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 3726, n=247)
1057 Points ∼47% -2%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
847 Points ∼38% -21%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6, AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
16787 Points ∼100% +94%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8665U
10571 Points ∼63% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
10126 Points ∼60% +17%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
9904 Points ∼59% +14%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
9470 Points ∼56% +9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=160)
9138 Points ∼54% +5%
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
8674 Points ∼52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 22615, n=276)
7743 Points ∼46% -11%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
7068 Points ∼42% -19%

Gaming performance

The hardware of the Portégé X30 allows playing some of the games that are in our database smoothly - at low resolutions and low quality settings. This includes games that only have moderate hardware requirements. By installing a second memory module (= dual-channel mode active), an increase in frame rates would be achieved. But even then, most of the games of the last three to four years wouldn't be playable. 

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 48.4 30 23.4 7.5 fps

Emissions and energy - The 13.3-incher has a lot of endurance

Noise emissions

When idle, the fan is often turned off and silence prevails. It turns up under full load. In this way, we measure a sound pressure level of 40.1 dB(A) during the stress test.

Noise Level

Idle
30.4 / 30.4 / 30.4 dB(A)
Load
37.8 / 40.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.23437.234.433.22534.73542.737.434.73137.536.839.640.137.54033.132.134.632.333.15035.630.933.331.335.66329.629.130.428.429.68027.431.627.726.827.410027.831.226.727.327.812525.525.925.725.825.516025.125.123.523.725.120024.324.122.722.624.325023.724.822.722.223.731524.723.821.620.924.740023.723.520.420.223.750024.623.519.619.524.663023.92319.219.223.980026.525.118.518.226.5100032.330.3181832.3125028.525.818.11828.5160027.325.217.917.527.3200029.526.817.817.529.5250028.125.817.917.728.131502826.118.117.828400031.428.7181831.4500029.32518.11829.3630022.419.918.318.222.480002119.418.418.4211000019.418.618.318.419.41250018.618.318.418.118.61600018.618.318.318.218.6SPL40.137.830.630.440.1N3.32.81.51.43.3median 25.1median 25median 18.4median 18.2median 25.1Delta2.81.81.922.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseDynabook Portégé X30-F-10N

Temperature

The Portégé in the stress test
The Portégé in the stress test

The Dynabook laptop completes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour) on battery power and plugged-in in the same way. The CPU operates at 1.6 to 1.7 GHz at the beginning of the test. The clock speed then drops to 1.3 to 1.5 GHz, then later to 1.1 to 1.2 GHz and it remains at this level. The clock speed of the graphics core increases from the initial 550 MHz to 900 MHz. The stress test represents an extreme scenario that doesn't occur in everyday life. With this test, we check whether the system remains stable even under full load.

The Portégé doesn't get excessively warm. During the stress test, we only register a temperature of 40 °C (~104 °F) at one measuring point. In everyday use, the values are consistently in the green range.

Max. Load
 31.6 °C
89 F
40 °C
104 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 27 °C
81 F
32.4 °C
90 F
28.8 °C
84 F
 
 24.2 °C
76 F
22.8 °C
73 F
24.4 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 29.5 °C = 85 F
32.8 °C
91 F
38 °C
100 F
29.2 °C
85 F
26.7 °C
80 F
30.4 °C
87 F
27.6 °C
82 F
24.5 °C
76 F
25 °C
77 F
25.1 °C
77 F
Maximum: 38 °C = 100 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.6 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 22.5 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.8 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 40 °C / 104 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.6 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.9 °C / 76.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.6 °C / 83.5 F (+3.7 °C / 6.7 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.234.441.22543.237.443.23146.540.146.54039.832.339.85039.131.339.16332.228.432.2803126.83110028.927.328.912532.525.832.516039.523.739.520043.822.643.825056.822.256.831562.220.962.240065.120.265.15006519.56563064.319.264.380068.618.268.6100065.61865.6125063.81863.816006417.564200067.517.567.5250069.917.769.9315067.417.867.4400067.61867.6500066.61866.663005918.259800057.518.457.51000062.518.462.51250069.718.169.71600073.118.273.1SPL78.430.478.4N43.41.443.4median 64.3median 18.2median 64.3Delta6.626.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.93 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 22% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy consumption

The energy demand remains at a normal level over the entire load range for the hardware platform installed here. In idle usage, we measure a maximum power consumption of 5 watts - a good value. During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour), the demand briefly increases to up to 39 watts. The output of the USB Type-C power adapter is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.56 / 0.44 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.5 / 3.8 / 5 Watt
Load midlight 29 / 39 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

Our practical Wi-Fi test uses a script to simulate the load caused by accessing websites. The "Balanced" profile is active, the power-saving functions are deactivated, and the display brightness is adjusted to about 150 cd/m². The Portégé X30-F reaches a runtime of 11:36 h.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N
8265U, UHD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
696 min ∼26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X395
PRO 3300U, Vega 6, 48 Wh
655 min ∼25% -6%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
8665U, UHD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
650 min ∼25% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
8265U, UHD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
499 min ∼19% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (206 - 806, n=222)
475 min ∼18% -32%
Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
7600U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
430 min ∼16% -38%
HP EliteBook 830 G5-3JX74EA
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, 49 Wh
424 min ∼16% -39%
HP EliteBook 735 G5 3UN62EA
2700U, Vega 10, 50 Wh
332 min ∼13% -52%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
11h 36min

Pros

+ bright, contrast-rich IPS display
+ high-quality materials
+ stable base unit
+ low weight
+ little heat development
+ excellent battery life
+ two Thunderbolt 3 ports
+ easily maintainable

Cons

- lid could be more stable
- case attracts fingerprints
- not WWAN-ready
- absurd SSD placement

Verdict

The Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N, provided by Dynabook Germany
The Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N, provided by Dynabook Germany

With the Portégé X30-F, Dynabook is mainly doing a model update. The same chassis is used here as with its predecessors - for example, the Toshiba Portégé X30-D. Therefore, the new model inherits many advantages and disadvantages of its predecessors. A low weight, a stable base unit and easy maintainability are the pros. The weaknesses can be found in the mediocre keyboard, the susceptibility to fingerprints and the lid that's easy to twist.

The newest incarnation of the Portégé X30 is also made for users who are often on the move.

The Whiskey Lake quad-core processor provides enough computing power for office and Internet applications. However, the CPU uses its Turbo only to a very small extent on battery power. Positive consequence: The X30-F delivers excellent battery life.

An NVMe SSD (M.2 2280 format) makes for a fast system. A replacement of the SSD is possible but involves effort. The SSD is mounted on the inaccessible side of the motherboard; this means that the motherboard would have to be removed in order to replace the storage device.

The matte IPS screen scores points with stable viewing angles, a good contrast, sufficient brightness and decent color reproduction out of the box. Our test device doesn't have an LTE modem. Furthermore, one can't be retrofitted. If necessary, a different configuration variant of the X30-F would have to be chosen.

The two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow the connection of docking solutions and/or an external, powerful GPU. The ports naturally support both Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort via USB-C (this requires an adapter that needs to be obtained separately).

Dynabook Portégé X30-F-10N - 11/04/2019 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
88 / 98 → 90%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
66 / 75 → 88%
Weight
74 / 20-75 → 99%
Battery
89%
Display
88%
Games Performance
50 / 78 → 64%
Application Performance
81 / 85 → 95%
Temperature
95%
Noise
92%
Audio
61 / 91 → 67%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
76%
87%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Dynabook Portégé X30-F laptop review: Light, slim, enduring
Sascha Mölck, 2019-11- 9 (Update: 2019-11-10)