Inside Dynabook Portege X30L-J – disassembly and upgrade options
If you were wondering if anyone could make a sub 1 kg laptop with RAM upgrade support, well, Dynabook just did it!
Dynabook Portege X30L-J
- Intel Core i7-1165G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To open this device, you have to undo 13 Phillips-head screws. After that, just lift the bottom panel starting from the back.
Inside, we see a 53Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
On their Web page, Dynabook offers configurations with none, 8 or 16GB of soldered memory. Additionally, there is one SODIMM slot for further expansion. As for the storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
Interestingly, the cooling comprises two heat pipes, a medium-sized heat sink, and a fan.
Dynabook Portege X30L-J in-depth review
Dynabook may seem like a new contender in the laptop space, but it is actually the "successor" to the Toshiba brand. Three years ago, a major share of the computing department of Toshiba was purchased by Sharp. A couple of years later, Sharp completed a full takeover of the department and renamed it Dynabook. Other than that, almost everything about the company remains the same - especially the history.In fact, Dynabook now claims that Toshiba once introduced the first real laptop - the Toshiba T1100. This is a little dim, considering the fact that the term "laptop" was really stretched i[...]
- Magnesium chassis that weighs 907 grams
- Covers 97% of sRGB colors
- Very high color accuracy
- Great battery life
- A dedicated pen that hides inside the laptop
- IR face recognition, fingerprint reader, privacy shutter
- Rich I/O
- No aggressive PWM
- Speakers are really quiet
- Small touchpad