HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
The 2022 Dragonfly Folio G3 directly addresses some key limitations of the ARM-based Elitebook Folio G2 for a much improved user experience. It's still a bit big, however, and it doesn't have as many ports as we would like.
Not only is the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 notebook stylish and compact, but it can offer great performance, decent battery life, and quality video conferencing for hybrid workers. If you, or your company, is in the market for some laptops for work in the office, at home, and on the go, the Elite Dragonfly G3 is a solid choice and definitely worthy of a Top Pick Award here at Techaeris.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 85% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95%
Source: PC Mag
We'd be happier if the Dragonfly Folio G3 had an HDMI monitor port and happier still if it had a price cut, but corporate execs whose IT departments don't mind its cost will be lucky to get one. It's a fantastic grab-and-go convertible with an ingenious tilt-screen design, take-it-anywhere connectivity, and a tall screen aspect ratio whose roomy view of webpages and documents has charmed us with other laptops and Chromebooks. HP's Dragonfly Folio G3 earns an Editors' Choice award as a brilliant business 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
The HP Dragonfly Folio G3, taken on its own, is a compelling machine. It has a great design and keyboard and touchpad. Plus, it includes a pen. About the only area where I can ding this machine is that for the price, you probably deserve a far more premium display. The IPS touchscreen used here is absolutely fine, but far from amazing. It really isn’t until we throw in some competing machines that it becomes a little less compelling. For its size, HP has stuck to a more normal, cooler U-class Intel chip that’s totally fine but doesn’t blow the doors off. That’s where it’s clear that this is a notebook for normcore business users. There are a ton of other premium machines that can match it on battery life for better power, or beat it on runtime while tackling business tasks (assuming you stick to the Microsoft ecosystem) about as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The 2-in-1 laptop features an uncommon design where you can pull the display forward in front of the keyboard, leaving the trackpad available. It also does tablet and conventional laptop positions. It has Intel 12th gen vPro processors, up to 32GB RAM, PCIe4 fast SSDs, optional 5G and an 8MP webcam with Windows Hello.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2023
Source: Digital Trends
The Dragonfly Folio G3 has a design that makes it perfect for some users, particularly those who like to use a digital pen for handwriting and sketching. It’s also a fine clamshell notebook that can serve as a great media consumption laptop in its own right. It’s also a slightly fussy design though. It’s thicker and heavier than some alternatives, which is offset somewhat by the warm, comfortable covering on the lid. It’s also an extremely expensive laptop, which will automatically put it out of reach for many people. If you like the idea of the pull-forward design, though, the Dragonfly Folio G3 remains one of the most unique laptops you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
If you’re a business person that has returned to traveling, slowly and dramatically pulling the HP Dragonfly Folio G3 out of your briefcase or backpack will cause envy in the room. Its combination of style and performance is as perfectly balanced as the weight distribution of the laptop itself. With one of the best webcam and mic combos on the market, this go-anywhere hybrid business laptop is a win for HP and one you should take seriously if it's within your budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Being stated as the corporate laptop that is too good for a boss, HP Elite Dragonfly has definitely won some hearts in its own way. This laptop was definitely targeted at the corporate professionals with its fingerprint-resistant finish with a shoulder-friendly weight. This laptop comes in with a weight of 2.2 pounds, incorporating a 38-watt-hour battery. While this battery capacity is good enough for boardroom activities and general tasks, there is also an option of purchasing a 55-watt-hour battery for additional cost. Well, the bigger battery is not at all a bad option to consider as it only increases the overall weight of the laptop by 3 ounces making it 2.5 pounds which is still bearable. The Elite Dragonfly has also passed nine MIL-STD drop tests in drop, shock and vibration for those who have a tendency of dropping the laptop while using.
The fascinating headline claim for this model has to be its name as the ‘world’s lightest compact business convertible’ with its 13.3 inches screen display and a 360-degrees rotating laptop. The display is incorporated with IPS touch-screen with full HD. It comes in with 1920 x 1080 resolution along with a maximum brightness of 400 nits and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of it. There are also two other touch-screen options available for users which includes the panel with the same FHD resolution but with 1000 nit brightness with the Sure View privacy feature and the 4K resolution display panel option with 500 nit brightness. All three display options come in with minimal-bezel design and a screen-to-body ratio of 86 percent. While there are a lot of blue laptops with minimal-bezel out there, Elite Dragonfly is definitely something to look out for its pearlescent matte-blue shade that is both smart and reasonably fingerprint-resistant with its oleophobic coating.
The keyboard really stands out as HP has CNC-engineered each key housing on its spill-resistant, backlit Premium Collaboration Keyboard which has resulted in a good and firm action which is not too loud for the users. On the other hand, the glass multi-touch touchpad beneath the keyboard also works smoothly, increasing the overall user comfort and convenience while using the device. Just like most corporate premium laptops, HP Elite Dragonfly has opted to incorporate the top-end, 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8665U. In terms of its performance, it gives 200MHz higher clocks in Turbo Boost and 100MHz higher base clocks on paper. But the most important thing to note here has to be its ability to support Intel’s vPro feature which enables easier management of the laptop in a fleet environment, where 200 or 2000 will have to be counted for. The processor also supports Intel’s TSX-NI and Stable Platform features. Overall, Elite Dragonfly definitely promises a good performance, amazing battery life along with a truly classy design for the users out there.
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.
i7-1265U: 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 1.3 to 4.8 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
83.38%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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