News Reader

We Made Our Boss Ditch His Laptop For Dynabook's Latest Business Laptop For A Week

Laptops are probably the lifeblood of every working professional and entrepreneur.

This is even more so in the unprecedented times we live in. With working from home slowly becoming the norm, we need our laptops to do so much more than just sending emails.

Business laptops have to be durable, versatile as well as portable to allow work on the go — from taking it from home to the office, to bringing it out for external meetings or work events. 

With the array of laptops available in the market, selecting a business laptop is serious work. Taking a look at 2020 models, Dynabook Singapore launched earlier this year its Portégé X30L-G. 

Fans of Toshiba will be pleased to know that Dynabook is the rebranding of the personal notebook computer giant’s PC unit, signaling the brand’s zeal to constantly evolve with innovation.

The rebranding efforts took place just last year, but Dynabook has already established itself as a global brand. Though it has an impressive product range of business laptops, they all have one thing in common: they’re created for business success.

The Portégé X30L-G in particular promises to have been “built with the modern day enterprise workforce in mind.”

To test this claim, we decided to let our boss Jacky Yap, who is also the co-founder of GRVTY Media, ditch his laptop for the Dynabook Portégé X30L-G for a week to see if it’s worth the swap.

The World’s Lightest^ 13.3″ Laptop With Full Connectivity

At just 870g*, this laptop is a game-changer.

When it first arrived at the Vulcan Post office, the team was pleasantly surprised, and we marvelled at how our laptops — even the MacBook Air — felt clunky in comparison. 

Dynabook Portege X30L The World's lightest 13.3" laptop
So light it can be carried with our fingertips / Image: Vulcan Post

When the laptop was handed over to Jacky, he was skeptical. His reaction wasn’t surprising — it’s a common perception that features have to be sacrificed to keep a device light. 

Keep business data secure with fingerprint recognition / GIF Credit: Vulcan Post

This is hardly the case for the Portégé X30L-G. Although it’s light in weight, it’s heavy in value. 

It is powered by the latest 10th generation Intel® Core™ processors and exceeds Microsoft’s Modern Device standard, which is the benchmark for modern computing devices.

Moreover, its security features are top-notch. With Portégé X30L-G, you can keep your business data secure with additional layers of security like face and fingerprint recognition — this is perfect for Jacky who had set his password as a string of consecutive numbers during the setup.

Built For Business Mobility

After using a MacBook Pro 13″ for years, Jacky is inevitably used to lugging the 1.4kg device around. Using the world’s lightest 13.3” laptop on a daily basis for the past week was a completely different experience, so much so that one day he even forgot the laptop was in his bag. 

The laptop is so light that I can bring it to, and from, work everyday without any problems at all. With my other laptops, I used to get shoulder aches from carrying them around everywhere.

I’m always on-the-go and my laptop follows me everywhere, so weight is an important factor for me.

– Jacky Yap, co-founder of GRVTY Media

Even though it weighs a mere 870g, the compact business laptop is highly durable. Dynabook is one of the few brands that produce their laptops fully in-house, with testings done by experts to ensure high quality and endurance.

Their laptops are tested to military standard MIL-STD 810G, and subjected to other rigorous tests such as H.A.L.T (High Accelerated Life Test), drop, spill and pressure tests to ensure the physical durability needed when constantly being on the move.

Uncompromised Connectivity

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G ports
Dynabook Portégé X30L-G’s extensive range of ports / Image: Vulcan Post

Despite being light and compact, the Portégé X30L-G still has impressive multi-port capabilities.

With a full-sized HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB Type-C ports, mSD card slot, 3.5mm audio and Ethernet, the laptop offers plenty of options. As someone who is used to a MacBook that has only USB Type C ports, the Dynabook’s extensive range of ports was a welcome change. 

During editorial meetings, there was no need to fumble around for a HDMI cable before presentation slides could be shown.

Designed For Productivity

Brighter, anti-glare screen / Image: Vulcan Post

The Portégé X30L-G also has a quick charge feature that allows one to recharge up to four hours with just 30 minutes of charging. 

It also has an astoundingly long battery life of up to 14.5 hours. In this aspect, Jacky’s MacBook Pro seems to pale in comparison. 

I am on my laptop more than eight hours a day, and I think my MacBook battery life just doesn’t cut it. I have to charge it up at least once a day.

With the Dynabook, I don’t have to worry if my laptop will suddenly run out of battery, or spend time looking around for power sources.

– Jacky Yap, co-founder of GRVTY Media

With the Dynabook Portégé X30L-G, not a single charge was needed during working hours. There were no more requests to borrow chargers, even if he did not have his Dynabook charger with him.

The laptop’s brighter, anti-glare screen also allows for users to work for long hours without straining their eyes.

Tailored To All Business Needs

From design to engineering, it is obvious that the Dynabook was created with a business professional in mind, with features that enhance productivity and provide good user experience.

After spending a week with the Dynabook Portégé X30L-G, Jacky was sold. 

“Honestly, I didn’t expect to be so impressed by the Dynabook. Somehow they managed to fit multiple USB ports, expandable RAM and storage, and all these other features into a sleek and lightweight device,” he said.

With all the focus placed on working-from-home lately, making the switch to a business laptop could be pivotal to your productivity. Dynabook’s business laptops are divided into three categories:

  • Business Essential: Laptops like the Satellite Pro L40 are carefully designed for small and medium businesses and can be relied on to complete daily essential operations productively and efficiently.
  • Business Enhanced: The laptops in this series are specially designed for business needs and with features to deliver a powerful performance.
  • Business Premium: Laptops like the Portégé X30L-G are the best in range products for business — ultra-light, and catered for busy professionals.

Company laptops are made even more relevant in today’s business world, and allow employees to maintain their productivity levels despite working remotely. Other pros include keeping all your company data safe and secure, and providing employees with reliable tools to streamline efficiency.

The output at work is very closely tied to how well one’s machine works. With Dynabook’s large range of products, you can easily select a model that will suit your team and its needs.

From busy professionals to businesses of all sizes, there’s bound to be something for everyone. What’s great is that the Dynabook Experience Programme allows businesses to undergo a free 14-day trial before committing to any purchases.

For more information, check out Dynabook’s website here or send the team an enquiry


^Based on 13″ laptops with 10th generation Intel Core U Series processors as of December 27 2019, research conducted by Dynabook Inc.

*Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.

This article was written in collaboration with Dynabook.

Featured Image Credit: Vulcan Post

Subscribe to Vulcan Post Newsletter

Stay updated with our weekly curated news and updates.
 
Read more about our privacy policy here.