HP Elite Dragonfly G3, i7-1265U
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Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly G3, i7-1265U
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2023
Source: XDA Developers
The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is a massive departure from its predecessors, but as always, HP knocks it out of the park. Ultimately, it’s really hard to think of anything wrong with this laptop. It’s just so good. It’s got a 3:2 display with an OLED option, Intel’s U-series processors, a big old 68WHr battery, and it all weighs in at under a kilogram. My biggest complaint is the price. You can’t buy this thing on a tight budget. It starts at just under $2,000, although to be fair, everything is more expensive these days. XDA Best AwardBut ultimately, the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is just amazing. It’s stylish, coming in a Slate Blue color, and it’s so easy to carry around at 2.2 pounds. Considering that this model also has 5G connectivity, you can combine that with the battery life and the light weight for the best possible on-the-go experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2022
Source: PC Mag
If it cost a few hundred bucks less, the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 would earn Editors' Choice honors and join the X1 Carbon as our favorite ultraportable—it offers an attractive, tall display, solid performance, great battery life, and a full set of ports in a remarkably trim 2.2-pound package. If you can afford it and especially if you need mobile broadband for connectivity where there's no Wi-Fi, it's a near-perfect pick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is a business laptop masquerading as an elegant, premium consumer laptop. It has everything a business needs and everything a business user wants. It’s not the fastest laptop, but it’s fast enough, and its battery life is stellar. The fact that it’s incredibly thin and light is just icing on the cake. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 is Lenovo’s own attempt at a more premium business laptop, but it still holds onto the classic ThinkPad DNA. But the HP Dragonfly G3 has better battery life and a more modern design, without the trappings of an older era of business. The Elite Dragonfly G3 is one of the most elegant and comfortable business laptops you can buy, and it’s the best example of the next generation of business laptops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
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: 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.
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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