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  • Soon Kai Hong

HP Goes Premium With The Elite Dragonfly Folio G3

If you've ever had the chance to try one of HP's premium laptop offerings, you might be blown by the quality and attention to detail. With how the world is moving towards the future, the hybrid workstyle is probably here to stay and HP acknowledges that. Thus the new Elite Dragonfly Folio G3 as well as the ENVY x360 13 might just be that laptop to fit right in this everchanging lifestyle. Creativity, leisure or perhaps downright professional, you name it.

Elite Dragonfly Folio G3

First up, we have the Elite Dragonfly Folio G3 and you have to admit, it is quite the looker.

The entire laptop is still going to made up of a sturdy metal, magnesium in this case, but also feature a leather-like material which will adorn most of the lid. It's a unique look that blends a professional looking laptop with that of a subtle yet classy leather file. In addition, the Elite Dragonfly Folio G3 will also feature what HP calls a Pull-Forward Design in which there are 3 main modes available.


Standard clamshell just like any other laptop, fully flat just like a tablet or tilt just slightly at an angle just like you would with a canvas for painting. Couple that with the Dragonfly Folio Pen and it does make for a really intuitive experience for sketching, drawing or simply taking down notes.


Let's not also forget the pretty great display coming in at 13.5-inches in a 3:2 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 and options for a panel up to a maximum of 1000 nits in max brightness with support for Sure View Reflect Privacy. The hybrid laptop can also be equipped with up to the latest Intel 12th-Gen Core processors with vPro technology alongside plenty of RAM of the LPDDR5 variety. Ports are also aplenty of 2x Thunderbolt 4 via USB 4 Type-C and the trusty 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack.


One interesting thing to note is the absence of a fingerprint reader. HP claims that that is now no longer needed thanks to the much improved 8MP camera that allows quick facial recognition via Windows Hello while also providing a much better image with a 100-degree field-of-view and support for HP Auto Frame.

ENVY x360 13

The other impressive laptop would be the ENVY x360 13 and this might actually be our favourite among the two.

Blue is something that HP has gotten really right for a while now. This blue that you'll be able to get from the ENVY x360 13 is pretty much the exact same blue which you might have experience with from Dragonfly laptops from before. It's stunning yet professional at the same time, not an easy feat to achieve that's for sure.


In addition, the display is fantastic. It features a slightly larger 16:10 aspect ratio with resolutions up to 4K at 120Hz. Best of all? It's OLED, which will provide fantastic colours and superb blacks. Great not just for consuming content on YouTube, Netflix on more but also equally advantageous for content creators, graphic designers and more. Just like with the Elite Dragonfly Folio G3, the ENVY x360 13 will be powered with the latest Intel 12th-Gen Core processors with Intel Evo alongside plenty of RAM and SSD storage configurations available.


And of course, you'll be able to flip the display around and use the entire device just like you would with a large screen tablet. Combine that with a compatible pen and you'll be able to take notes easily.

Price & Availability

We'll have to wait and see if there's more to things that meets the eye but we might possibly be able to get our hands on a review unit in the near future, so do stay frosty for that! The HP Elite Dragonfly Folio G3 will soon be available via HP.com with a starting price of S$4,049 while the HP ENVY x360 13 is now available via HP.com and Challenger stores with a starting price of S$1,899.

 
  • The HP Elite Dragonfly Folio G3 is quite the looker, combining a cool metal chassis with the natural touch of a leather-like material while featuring a Pull-Forward Design, offering a hybrid laptop and tablet experience.

  • The HP ENVY x360 13 features a 2-in-1 design that allows for flexibility while still offering a superb visual experience and pen support.

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