With the HP Dragonfly Folio G3, the manufacturer has introduced an exciting 2-in-1 convertible notebook that is somewhat reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio or the recently unveiled Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop.
HP Dragonfly Folio G3: All the info and details
A compact covertible notebook with rich performance. Yes, the HP Dragonfly Folio G3 is actually quite exciting. Weighing just 1.4 kg, the device comes with a 13.5-inch OLED touchscreen in 3:2 format in its top features.
The panel has a fairly high resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels, is protected against scratches with Corning Gorilla Glass, and achieves a brightness of 400 nits. The sRGB color space is supposed to be covered by 100%.
Alternatively, the convertible is also available with the same display, but an IPS panel or with a WUXGA+ display (1,920 x 1,280 pixels) with and without touch functionality.
The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 is equipped with Intel Core processors of the 12th generation, the i5 and u7 as vPro or non-vPro variants, as well as an internal Intel Iris Xe graphics unit. Up to 32 GB soldered LPDDR5 working memory and 256 GB to 2 TB SSD storage find room in the slim case.
The battery offers a capacity of 53.2 watt hours and is supposed to allow a battery runtime of up to 13.5 hours – at least with the IPS panel. With the OLED variant, the battery lasts for around 7 hours.
The features are supplemented by Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, optional M.2 WWAN with 4G and 5G support, an 8 MP webcam with IR, which also enables logging in via Windows Hello, and a whole four speakers from Bang & Olufsen, which promise a high-quality sound.
Connections, design and stylus
In terms of ports, the HP Dragonfly Folio G3, which is just 1.79 cm tall, features two Thunderbolt 4 ports including USB PowerDelivery and DisplayPort 1.4, and a combined 3.5 mm jack.
The design of the 2-in-1 convertible allows several application areas. On the one hand, it can be used as a classic notebook, while the display can also be placed over the Elite Premium full-size keyboard, resting on top of the trackpad. Of course, the display can also be placed completely over the keyboard and the device can thus be operated like a tablet.
For operation, HP also offers a new Dragonfly Folio Pen, which has three programmable buttons and magnetically docks to the convertible’s frame. It can also be charged wirelessly.
Price and Availability
The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 2-in-1 convertible is available now in the US. The price starts at an MSRP of 2,379 US dollars, which is around 2,373 euros. It is currently unclear if and when the device will also be available in Germany. More details can be found on the manufacturer’s product website.