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HP Dragonfly G4

Specifications

HP Dragonfly G4
HP Dragonfly G4 (Dragonfly Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1355U 10 x 1.2 - 5 GHz, Raptor Lake-U
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-6400
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 1920 x 1280 pixel 171 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.4 x 297.4 x 220.4 ( = 0.65 x 11.71 x 8.68 in)
Battery
68 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
990 g ( = 34.92 oz / 2.18 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 90.31% - very good
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 88%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Dragonfly G4

100% HP Dragonfly G4 review: The ideal business laptop for traveling
Source: PC World English
A top keyboard rounds off the Dragonfly G4’s office suitability. The keys are relatively large for this form factor. What’s especially pleasing is the very pronounced pressure point that all keys have across the entire keyboard surface including the space bar. As is usual with ultrabooks, the arrow keys are not positioned separately and the up and down keys are combined in the size of one key. The touchpad also impresses with clear pressure feedback. It even remains very quiet when the mouse is clicked. The Dragonfly’s surface strikes the perfect balance between grip and speed. You can position the mouse pointer precisely or let it whiz quickly across the display as required.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
84% HP Dragonfly G4 Review: Elegant, Long-Running Ultraportable for Traveling Execs
Source: CNet English
Most ultraportables feature a small, three-cell battery, but the Dragonfly G4 serves up a six-cell, 68-watt-hour battery. Combined with the efficient 15-watt, U-series Core i7 processor, the Dragonfly G4 delivers excellent battery life. It lasted 14.5 hours on our online streaming video battery drain test. That's more than enough to get you through the longest of workdays without needing to charge. It's also a long enough runtime that there's room to sacrifice a bit for the higher-resolution OLED display that will almost assuredly have a negative impact on battery life. On the rest of our tests, the Dragonfly G4 performed as expected. With a Core i7 U-series chip and integrated Intel graphics, it's built for productivity work rather than creative work, but it has more than enough muscle for office tasks and a smooth Windows experience overall. I never ran into any lags or slowdowns, even when multitasking, and it stayed cool and quiet during operation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% HP Dragonfly G4 review: the perfect travel laptop for professionals
Source: Techradar English
A perfect laptop may not exist, but the mighty HP Dragonfly G4 sure comes pretty damn close. One of the best thin and light laptops of 2023, this HP notebook is a bit of a rarity, being a business laptop that doesn’t feel bulky or business-y for that matter. In fact, it takes on an Ultrabook approach, with its thin and light form factor, sleek and stylish design, and battery life that will outlast your own. And it does that so well I would consider this among the best Ultrabooks I’ve tested. That makes it the best laptop to take with you on business trips or if you’re traveling for a long period and need something with a lot of power. The Dragonfly G4 also has very few faults. There are only two flaws I could think of – the subpar speakers and the missing SD card slot, and neither of those are deal-breakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
HP Dragonfly G4 Laptop Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2023
HP Dragonfly G4 review: Ticks the right boxes for a premium business laptop
Source: Business Standard English
Starting at Rs 220,000, the HP Dragonfly G4 stands as a premium business laptop. However, its integrated graphics configuration may not cater to everyone's needs. Nonetheless, the Dragonfly G4 emerges as a fitting choice for individuals seeking a work-oriented laptop that prioritises security, durability, connectivity, performance, and battery life. Its built-in contextual experience features enhance day-to-day usability. Furthermore, the inclusion of the HP software suite and video conferencing tools contribute to an enriched overall experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2023
HP Dragonfly G4 First Impressions: Slim, Yet Powerful
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The HP Dragonfly G4 comes with HP Fast Charge support that can charge the battery up to 50 percent in 30 minutes, according to the brand. It also sports a speaker system by Bang & Olufsen, a 5-megapixel webcam and comes preloaded with Windows 11 Pro for Business.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2023
HP Dragonfly G4 Review - Compact, lightweight and decent performance
Source: Lon.TV English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2023
80% HP Dragonfly G4 review: A good-looking powerhouse
Source: Gadgets Now English
HP Dragonfly G4 comes with a starting price tag of Rs 2,20,000 which is definitely a hefty price tag. But considering its design, performance and high-end HP apps and features the laptop manages to somehow justify its price tag. If you want to stay in the Windows ecosystem and don’t want to switch to a Macbook, then this HP laptop can be your pick.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP Elite Dragonfly G4 review: A luxury laptop that’s mobile too
Source: The Indian Express English
Starting at Rs 2,20,000, HP Elite Dragonfly G4 is clearly a device for top management who will find all their computing and after-work needs to be taken care of on the fly. This is the sort of device that will compete with the MacBook Airs and give users the choice which they did not have earlier.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% HP Dragonfly G4 Review
Source: PC Mag English
As we said, we prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon's keyboard to HP's trademark hard-to-hit cursor arrows, and the Lenovo's 16:10 aspect ratio screen looks better when streaming videos. But the Dragonfly's 3:2 ratio is easy to get accustomed to, and the laptop delivered much longer battery life in our tests despite being a fraction lighter. Either laptop will spoil you for a slimline that skimps on HDMI and USB-A ports. While hoping its price goes down again, we grant the HP Dragonfly G4 a rare Editors' Choice award shared with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon as a top-tier business ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HP Dragonfly G4 review: the keyboard is *chef's kiss*
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dragonfly G4 is ideal for both worker bees and students, particularly those who frequently commute and hate the thought of being shackled to an outlet for hours on end. However, the HP laptop struggled to outpace its rivals when it comes to performance. In other words, there are cheaper laptops (e.g., the Acer Swift Go 14) that offer better performance, but you may have to compromise battery runtime.Overall, the G4 is still an excellent 13.5-inch laptop for on-the-go professionals and pupils who don’t necessarily need a powerhouse, but will thrive with a clicky, tactile keyboard, a sweet 5MP shooter for videoconferencing, and a great display and speakers for late-night entertainment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
First Impressions: HP Dragonfly G4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Dragonfly G4 looks to be a premium productivity device. Without knowing the pricing we can’t say if the included specs will support its cost, but assuming that it falls in the same bracket as its predecessor – the £1606.80 Elite Dragonfly G3 – it could land on the expensive side in terms of work laptops. The keyboard felt very satisfying to type on and the vast port selection will broaden its horizons as a productivity device, with HDMI and Thunderbolt 4 support allowing users to connect it to an external monitor. But overall, the Dragonfly G4 could be the perfect choice for office workers thanks to the Raptor Lake processor and the high amount of RAM and storage. Opting for the OLED display will also ensure that video content looks crisp and striking, giving it more versatility.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2023

Foreign Reviews

100% HP Dragonfly G4
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Der ideale Business-Laptop für unterwegs
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% HP DragonFly G4, análisis: un ultrabook de manual con el que trabajar en cualquier sitio es un placer
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 93% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 93%
90% Análise Portátil HP Dragonfly G4 – Desempenho, Portabilidade e Elegância
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test HP Dragonfly G4 : un ultraportable élégant et endurant
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% HP Elite Dragonfly G4. Laptop o sprawdzonej konstrukcji i jeszcze wyższej wydajności (recenzja)
Source: Instalki Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
HP Dragonfly G4 – lekki i stylowy laptop dla biznesu
Source: Co Nowego Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great display; long battery life; rich set of ports; nice cameras; high security; slim size; light weight; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2024

Comment

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-1355U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 5 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.50":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


90.31%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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