HP Elite Dragonfly G3, i7-1255U
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Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly G3, i7-1255U
Source: Laptop Media
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2023
Source: Laptop Media
On the bright side, the laptop supports Gen 4 SSDs via the single M.2 PCIe x4 slot. Also, the SIM card tray offers you optional LTE or even 5G connectivity. This depends on the WWAN card installed on the inside. The two options, in this case, are the Intel XMM 7560 R+ LTE-Advanced Pro, and the Intel 5000 5G Solution. At the end of the day, the great build quality, and the super comfortable keyboard and touchpad should round up a device, which is nothing less than fantastic. Its port selection is great, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.0b connector, and a full-sized USB port, executed via a jaw-style mechanism. If you are already in the market for the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, then you should definitely give the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 a go.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2023
The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is clearly a great business laptop – as you would expect, given the quality of the laptops that came before it in the series. It's stylishly designed and well put together, and it gives you all the features and power that you're going to need for everyday office computing tasks. We don't think that anyone who invests in this laptop is going to be disappointed. However, there are some 13-inch models with a touch more capability in terms of performance and with even better battery life, so it's important to do your research before parting with your cash. And this HP is a little on the pricey side. When it comes to the experience of actually using the laptop, we can't really find any faults. The screen, the keyboard and the trackpad are all a pleasure to use. It's also in the neat little extras that the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 makes a strong case and lives up to that "elite" branding – the Bang & Olufsen sound system, the high-resolution webcam, and the HDMI port on the side of the chassis all being clear examples. When you factor in all the different elements that the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 offers, there's no doubt it's a top-tier lightweight option. If you can afford it, it's well worth your while.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
There’s an awful lot to like about the new HP Elite Dragonfly G3. It’s really nicely built, seriously portable, offers stellar battery life and boasts an unusual 3:2 aspect format. But laggy performance, a screen with woeful viewing angles and a painfully high price make for a patchy overall proposition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
If you like the sound of the HP Elite Dragonfly G3's range of features, its lightweight design, the 3:2 display, or the impressive battery life then this machine justifies the price – and while it falls behind in some areas, it has no big weaknesses. But if those aspects aren't vital for you, we'd shop around before making a buying decision.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2022
Source: Computerbase DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2022
Source: Android.com.pl PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; high performance; silent system; long battery life; great built quality; excellent display; great ergonomics. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2023
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; elegant design; decent performance; long battery life; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2023
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.
i7-1255U: 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 4.7 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.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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