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HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3


HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3 (Elite Dragonfly Series)
Intel Core i7-1265U 10 x 1.3 - 4.8 GHz, 58 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1250 MHz, Memory: 2600 MHz, LPDDR5,
16 GB 
, LDDR5, 2593 MHz, Dual-Channel, 60-48-48-112
13.50 inch 3:2, 1920 x 1280 pixel 171 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, Chi Mei CMN13C0, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 296.4 x 234.2 ( = 0.7 x 11.67 x 9.22 in)
53 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Webcam: 3264 x 2448
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers B&O, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Auto Lock and Awake, Power Manager, Programmable Key, QuickDrop, , 12 Months Warranty
1.439 kg ( = 50.76 oz / 3.17 pounds), Power Supply: 270 g ( = 9.52 oz / 0.6 pounds)
3900 USD



Average Score: 83.38% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 86%, features: 64%, display: 88% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3

90.3% HP Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3 convertible review: No more Snapdragon or Windows on ARM | Notebookcheck
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.
92% HP Elite Dragonfly G3 review: A compact notebook with great battery life for hybrid workers
Source: Techaeris English
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%
80% HP Dragonfly Folio G3 Review
Source: PC Mag English
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%
78% HP Dragonfly Folio G3 Review: A 2-in-1 for discerning business users
Source: PC World English
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%
HP Dragonfly Folio G3 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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
70% HP Dragonfly Folio G3 review: still innovating
Source: Digital Trends English
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%
90% HP Dragonfly Folio G3: The luxurious business hybrid 2-in-1
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.

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

i7-1265U: On 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.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.439 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

83.38%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-01-29 (Update: 2023-01-29)