HP unveils new Dragonfly Folio G3 notebook

HP announced the new Dragonfly Folio G3 2-in-1 laptop, 34-inch all-in-one PC, and Z32k G3 monitor to collaborate and optimize workflows for hybrid work environments. HP says this will be the new work model of the future, predicting that by 2023, 48% of employees will need some flexibility in where they work.

The new Dragonfly Folio G3 2-in-1 laptop is mainly aimed at business people and adopts a sliding deformation design. The display is 13.5 inches, the display ratio is 3:2, and the resolution is 1920 x 1280 (IPS) or 3000 x 2000 (OLED). It was equipped with Intel’s 12th-generation Core U-series mobile processors, the highest optional Core i7 version that can support the vPro platform (vPro). HP supplies the option with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and up to 2TB of storage space.

The 2-in-1 laptop is equipped with two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 3.5mm audio interface, supports Wi-Fi 6E wireless network, an 8-megapixel webcam, and has four-channel B&O speakers. Its thickness is 17.9mm, its weight is 1.4kg, and the battery capacity is 53Wh. HP says the IPS version has a battery life of 13.5 hours and the OLED version has a battery life of 7 hours, a big difference between the two. In addition, it also supports the HP Dragonfly Folio pressure-sensitive stylus, which has three programmable buttons, supports wireless charging, and has a built-in magnetic suction function, which can be attached to the side of the device.

HP also announced a new 34-inch all-in-one with a height-adjustable stand. Slightly different from the past, the word Envy has been deleted from the front of its product model.

The HP 34 all-in-one uses a 34-inch IPS panel with a 21:9 ratio and a resolution of 5120 x 2160. It is equipped with Intel’s 12th-generation Core series processors, providing Core i5-12500, Core i7-12700 and Core i9-12900 options. The graphics card is NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series, with optional RTX 3050 or RTX 3060; with up to 128GB of DDR5 memory and up to 4TB of storage space.

The HP 34 offers two USB 4/Thunderbolt 4 ports at 40 Gbps, plus five USB 3.1 ports, four Type-A, and one Type-C. In addition, there is an Ethernet port, SD card reader, headphone/microphone combo jack and HDMI output for easy user expansion, and two built-in 2W speakers.

There is also a 16-megapixel webcam on the top of the HP 34, which can be adjusted and fixed by magnetic connection and can be installed on the four sides of the display at will, allowing up to two cameras to be installed, and users can switch between the two. Additionally, the HP 34 offers a 15W Qi wireless charging dock to charge mobile devices.

At the beginning of this year, Dell Computer released the new UltraSharp 27/32 series of monitors, the first equipped with LG’s panel with IPS Black technology. This time HP also followed Dell and LG with the Z32k G3 monitor with an IPS Black panel, and it went a step further with Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The Z32k G3 has a resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160), a refresh rate of 60Hz, a GtG response time of 5ms, a maximum brightness of 400 nits, a contrast ratio of 2000:1, a DCI-P3 color gamut of 98%, and VESA Display HDR 400 certification. Supports a single USB-C cable connection to achieve a 100W power supply. HP also offers the HP 965 4K Webcam, which has dual microphones for users to use together for video conferencing and other occasions.

Currently, the Dragonfly Folio G3 2-in-1 laptop is available for pre-order in some regions, starting at $2,379; HP 965 4K Webcam for $199. The HP 34 is expected to be available in September, starting at $2,119. The Z32k G3 monitor will be available in November this year. The price has not yet been announced.