The Professional Toshiba Portege x30 Boasts More Battery Life Than You’d Believe


Want an all-day kind of battery life when it comes to your computing needs? I really haven’t been hearing that many options for laptops such as these, lately. Laptops are trying to be everything. They’re trying to be game-ready, video stream ready. They’re trying to be the best for presentations, for the professionals who are on-the-go, but need more than a Chromebook-level of adequacy. Countless tech companies have consistently tried to give us an all-day battery life kind of promise. Lenovo did a great job, with its Lenovo ThinkPad T470 going an entire 17:25 without a charge. Dell’s oh-so prestigious XPS 13 9360 went third in line (the second place was another Lenovo ThinkPad model), at 13:49 without a charge.

The point of this is, what is a good battery life, and what do we have to pay for it? I think it’s completely dependant on perspective. If other factors of the machine are amazing, like display, touchscreen, or accessory options, then there’s a gray area where we have to be accepting of a lower average battery life. Toshiba has taken on modernizing the typically boring work laptop, and in doing so, its Portege x30, said to maintain an “all-day” battery life, sport fingerprint, face, and smartcard authentication, as well as great port selection.

The Portege x30, with its entering the high-end business laptop space, gives Toshiba’s range a boost. This is more of a conventional system, meaning it’s not the 360-degree rotating, stylus-using, convertible-type of product from Toshiba. However, this guy does a good job at taking on that slightly different approach at the traditional “work laptop” type of uniform. Its simple matte black/blue-ish tinted body features a modern profile, but it’s still plain. It measures 15.9mm, and weighs just 2.3 pounds! Open up that lid, and you’ll find a 1920 x 1080p touchscreen, full-sized keyboard, and a trackpad with click buttons atop of it.

Jumping right into the happiness here, this laptop boasts up to 18 whole hours of battery life, which is useful not only for the business consumer, but regular consumers alike. Other features include a Windows 10 operating system, a CPU processor option of either Intel Core i5 or i7, doubled down with Intel HD Graphics 620, either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD.

Of course, another thing that makes consumers happy is ports, and this laptop has all the ones anyone could need. These include a USB 3.0, 2 USB Type C supporting DisplayPort, PD Charging and Thunderbolt 3, a full-sized HDMI, a microSD card slot, and an audio combo jack. As mentioned, that battery, a 3-cell 48Whr unit by the way, can go for so many hours it’s about to update that list. However, it can’t be promised to break the charts for first, as many factors have to be put into place (like multiple windows pushing the limits for a median number) for those finalized stats to be charted. Still, the Portege x30 is a top-class, mobile business laptop meant to be noticed, right away. Starting at $1,000, this is an upscale computer, and it’s available this month.

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