HP has introduced a new convertible touchscreen laptop Dragonfly Folio G3 that combines a Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio-style hinge with a powerful Intel Alder Lake processor and a high-quality 3:2 OLED touchscreen with stylus support.
The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 is a 1.4-kilogram light convertible whose heart is a 13.5-inch touchscreen in 3:2 format. The top HP touch screen laptop model relies on an OLED panel with a resolution of 3000×2000 pixels, but HP also offers cheaper variants with an IPS panel that either has the same or only 1920×1280 pixels resolutions.
The OLED display promises a significantly higher contrast ratio and practically perfect black values, but according to HP, the convertible only lasts around 7 hours with this display, while the 53.2 Wh battery in conjunction with the IPS panel has a runtime of 13.5 hours should allow. The screen can be angled so that the bottom edge rests between the trackpad and keyboard, similar to the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio (approx. $1,328 on Amazon), or positioned over the keyboard in tablet mode.
The HP touch laptop can also be operated with the Dragonfly Folio Pen, a pressure-sensitive stylus with three programmable buttons that magnetically attach to the side of the convertible. The HP touchscreen laptop comes with an Intel Alder Lake processor, up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a maximum 2 TB PCIe SSD.
Two Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB-C) and a headphone jack are also standard, as are Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and an LTE or 5G modem is available for a surcharge. Quad speakers and an 8 MP webcam with an infrared camera for Windows login via face recognition complete the equipment.
Price and availability
The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 is available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com store, and pricing starts from $2,378.95.
HP Dragonfly Folio G3 specifications
- Operating system: Windows 11 Pro 64
- CPU: Intel Core i5-1235U, Intel i5-1245U vPro, Intel i7-1255U, Intel i7-1265U vPro, Intel i7-1265U vPro
- Memory: 16GB RAM, 32GB RAM
- GPU: integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics – 4J032AV/4J034AV/4J039AV/4J043AV/4J042AV/4J041AV/4J044AV
- Storage: 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 256 GB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD, 256 GB PCIe NVMe Self-Encrypted OPAL2 TLC SSD, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 512 GB PCIe NVMe Self-Encrypted OPAL2 TLC SSD, 1TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
- Display: 13.5-inch BrightView WLED UWVA WUXGA+ (1920×1280), 400 nits, Touchscreen (optional) / Anti-Glare WLED UWVA WUXGA+ (1920×1280), 1000 nits, Sure View Reflect Privacy / BrightView OLED UWVA 3k2k (3000×2000) Touchscreen, 400 nits
- Keyboard: HP Premium Backlit Keyboard with spill-resistant keypad; Clickpad with multi-touch gesture support
- Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth 5.3 combo, Intel XMM 7560 R+ LTE-Advanced Pro Cat 16 WWAN Broadband Wireless, Intel 5G Solution 5000 WWAN Broadband Wireless
- AC adapter: 100-watt AC Adapter, Straight USB-C connector, plus 10-watt USB-A
- Battery: 6-cell, 68-WHr Long Life Battery, Fast charging 50% in 30 minutes
- Audio: Audio by B&O
- Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4 with 4x USB Type-C 40Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4); 1x SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery); 1x headphone/microphone combo; 1x HDMI 2.0
- Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.67 x 0.64 in
- Weight: starting at 2.2 lb
Recently, HP presented a cheaper alternative to the Victus 16 that is already available. The HP Victus 15 notebook is intended to impress customers with its chic design and acceptable gaming performance, there is also a high-quality sound system from Bang & Olufsen, and prices start at $649.99.