Toshiba’s new Portégé X30 is a compact laptop that weighs 2.3 pounds, measures 0.63 inches thick, and features a 13.3 inch display. But under the hood this little laptop has a lot of power: it’s available with up to a Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of PCIe solid state storage.

One thing the Portégé X30 isn’t? Cheap.

Prices start at $1450.

It’s worth noting that Toshiba has largely scaled back its consumer PC business in the United States in recent years, so this new laptop is really positioned as a business-class machine, which helps explain the high price tag.

The notebook features Intel vPro technology, a fingerprint reader, a 3-year warranty, and Windows 10 Pro software.

CDW is selling a model with a Core i7-7600U processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a full HD display for $1573. The same version costs a few bucks more at the Toshiba website.

It doesn’t look like any other configurations are available for purchase yet, but Toshiba will also offer a $1450 version with a Core i5-73))U processor and a $1900 model with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.

The notebook has two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 port, a microSD card slot, HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 support, and a 48 Whr battery. It has a magnesium chassis with a metallic blue color.

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3 replies on “Toshiba launches 2.3 pound, 13.3 inch Portégé X30 laptop”

  1. The notebook suffers from form over function with respect to unusable, tiny arrow keys.

  2. I have concerns about long-term support and firmware updates for any Toshiba products. I’ve seen articles in USA Today, Washington Post, etc saying they are on the brink of bankruptcy. They had a 6.3 billion dollar write-down this year and the Chairman stepped down; things are bleak. If this were lower priced, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but at this price point, it factors in to the buying decision.

    1. Matt
      While I agree with you for some use cases, average consumers looking for a quality machine won’t care much as long as any driver and hardware issues are sorted out before support ends. Enterprise customers will most likely worry more about updates from Microsoft. Power users will probably just install GNU/Linux and use open source drivers. While your concern is definitely a valid one, I would argue that it’s a true concern for a relatively small subset of buyers. That, of course, wouldn’t make it right for Toshiba to abandon customers that buy this.

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