The device comes with the option of one of two battery capacities: a 45Whr battery and a 68Whr battery. This is a detail a buyer could easily miss, so review which one the device includes before checking out. As with the previous generations, the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is certified for Intel’s Evo platform. The Intel Evo platform requires a device to meet a number of experience indexes including responsiveness, battery life in real-world workloads, and instant wake. The 13.5-inch display comes in either LCD or OLED options. The LCD display sports a resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 and up an astounding 1,000 nits brightness. The OLED display option peaks at 400 nits but has a higher resolution at 3,000 x 2,000.
At CES 2022, HP redesigned its Elite Dragonfly business laptop, giving it a new style and improved performance for the following year. Most blocky, industrial business laptops are bulkier than the 13.5-inch HP Elite Dragonfly G3. It is one of the lightest and most portable business laptops available, with a magnesium-aluminum shell weighing little under one kilogramme (2.2 lbs). HP has fitted the Dragonfly with Intel’s 12th generation mobile processors with vPro choices for the third generation. There’s also up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and 2TB of PCIe 3 storage. Because Intel’s 12th generation mobile processors support PCIe 4, the storage choice is a little surprising. Higher-performance storage would have made sense, especially for a premium smartphone.
The third generation also sees an updated keyboard with larger keys. The keyboard is spill-resistant and has a touch fingerprint sensor. Another welcome feature is serviceability. HP has made the battery, storage and network card “replaceable by IT”. This not only increases its service life but also reduces e-waste, something HP has been focused on minimizing for many years. Enterprise users will be glad to know that the Elite Dragonfly G3 has tons of ports, something often sacrificed by many thin-and-lights. The laptop carries a USB-A port, two USB-C ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, a nano-SIM slot for mobile internet, and a headphone jack. Since the laptop is designed for travel, the Elite Dragonfly G3 is tested against 19 MIL-STD-810H tests to ensure its hardiness against bumps and drops. It has also undergone HP’s Total Test Process, including a sanitization test that guarantees it can withstand up to 1000 cycles of disinfection using household wipes.