HP Elite Dragonfly laptop gets a 3:2 screen and appears as a Chromebook variant

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HP is introducing a third version of its Elite Dragonfly laptop. Like its predecessors, the G3 weighs just under a kilogram, but will have a 13.5″ screen with a 3:2 ratio. HP also introduces a Chromebook in the Elite Dragonfly series.

In the previous versions of the HP Elite Dragonfly, the manufacturer used a 13.3″ screen with a 16:9 ratio. The new G3 version gets a 13.5″ panel with a 3:2 ratio and in addition Choose from an LCD with a resolution of 1920×1280 pixels or an OLED screen with 3000×2000 pixels.

The Elite Dragonfly G3 has dimensions of 297.4×220.4×16.4mm and is about two centimeters longer than its predecessor. That’s because of the taller 3:2 screen. However, the weight has remained the same; according to HP, the laptop weighs 990 grams in its lightest configuration.

HP equips the Dragonfly G3 with Intel’s new Alder Lake laptop processors with vPro and up to 32GB of Lpddr5 memory. You can choose a PCIe SSD of up to 2TB. The keyboard has been updated with larger keys and the touchpad is also larger. It now has the same 3:2 ratio as the screen.

The webcam is also getting an upgrade. It now has a 5-megapixel resolution and a wide-angle lens. HP also uses separate RGB and infrared sensors. These are used, among other things, for logging in with Windows Hello. The webcam has an Auto Frame function to track the user’s head as they move behind the laptop.

On both sides of the laptop is a USB-C connection with Thunderbolt 4 support. The laptop also has an HDMI 2.0 port and USB-A connection. The Elite Dragonfly G3 supports Wi-Fi 6E and 5G networks. The laptop has a nano SIM card slot for this.

HP releases the Elite Dragonfly G3 in blue and silver. According to the manufacturer, the laptop will be released in March, but a suggested retail price has not yet been announced. Last year’s G2 version is at the time of writing in the Pricewatch for at least 1650 euros.

HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook

HP is also introducing its first Chromebook in the Dragonfly series. The manufacturer already had a business Chromebook in its range with the Chromebook Elite c1030, but now a higher-positioned model has been added.

Just like the Windows version, the Chromebook Dragonfly has a 3:2 screen, but is equipped with a 360-degree hinge. It is therefore a convertible that can also be used as a tablet. HP supplies a stylus for this. There is no OLED variant of the Dragonfly Chromebook. There is a choice of a 13.5″ IPS panel with a resolution of 1920×1280 or 2256×1504 pixels.

HP equips the Chromebook Dragonfly with Alder Lake processors and claims it is the first Chromebook with Intel vPro support. There is a maximum of 32GB of Lpddr4x memory in the device. The convertible weighs 1.28 kg and is equipped with a 51 Wh battery.

HP also comes with an Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Enterprise variant. It is equipped with the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade. According to HP, the Dragonfly Chromebooks will be available from April. A suggested retail price has not yet been announced.

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