Dynabook announces 14-inch Portégé X40L business ultrabooks powered by Intel's Alder Lake-P vPro processors, refreshes 13.3-inch X30L and X30W models
Dynabook usually takes its time to announce refreshes with the latest mobile processors for its main lineups, but this year, the former Toshiba laptop division is rushing to present its Intel Alder Lake-P updates for the Portégé thin and light business notebooks. The 2022 Portégé models thus include the X30L and X30W 13.3-inch ultrabooks that come in regular or convertible form-factors, as well as the X40L, which represents Dynabook’s first 14-inch business ultrabook featuring Intel Evo specs. Processor options for all three models include the Core i5-1240P, Core i7-1260P, Core i5-1250P vPro, Core i7-1270P vPro, and Core i7-1280P vPro.
The spec sheets for the X30L-K and X30W-K are similar, but the main difference is that the W model comes in a convertible form-factor. As such, it is limited to a single FHD touchscreen option with inking and pen support, and it is a bit heavier, yet still under 1 kg or 2.2 lbs (989 g / 2.18 lbs versus 909 g / 1.99 lbs), plus it is missing the GbE jack and only features one USB-A port. The L model, on the other hand, comes with a touchscreen option, as well as regular IPS and IGZO FHD options. Otherwise, both models support up to 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 1 TB NVMe SSD storage, and the port selection includes two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, an HDMI video output, an audio jack and a microSD card reader. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6E and BT 5.2 capabilities, a 720p webcam with IR plus fingerprint reader, while the battery is rated for 53 Wh.
Featuring Intel’s latest Evo certification, the Portégé X40L-K sports a completely new design and weighs in at just 1.05 kg (2.31 lbs), making it the lightest 14-inch convertible ever produced by Dynabook. It is also thinner than the other two models (15.9 mm versus 17.9 mm). Unlike the X30W convertible, this model comes with the additional USB-A 3.2 Gen port and GbE jack as well. There is a 16:10 1920 X 1200 IPS screen option and the keyboard features a raised tile design with spill resistance. The other specs are identical to the first two models, except for the battery that has a 65 Wh rating.
There is no info on availability for now, but, as far as pricing goes, the X30L starts at US$1,380 and the X30W starts at US$1,600, whereas the X40L ups the starting price to US$1,800.