HP’s work PCs typically focus more on performance than clever features, but you can’t accuse it of playing it safe this time around. The company has unveiled a pair of computers that each have their share of tricks for remote workers. To start, HP has introduced the first Folio hybrid in its Dragonfly line, the Dragonfly Folio G3. As with earlier Folios, you can pull the 13.5-inch screen forward to convert the machine from a laptop to a presentation device or tablet. Don’t expect the Snapdragon chip from the Elite Folio, though — this is a conventionally-powered PC with a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7, up to 32GB of RAM and a new cooling system that promises to maximize performance without extra bulk.
The 3.1lb design is also thoroughly up to date. You can choose between either a 1,920 x 1,280 LCD or a 3,000 x 2,000 OLED panel. There’s no slot for the stylus, alas, but you can magnetically attach and charge the pen on the side like you can with some recent iPads. You’ll find a pair of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 ports plus the usual audio jack, and optional 5G can keep you online away from WiFi. Storage starts with a 256GB SSD and scales up to 2TB.
The Dragonfly Folio G3 is already available with a $2,379 starting price. That’s far from modest, but it’s better than the $2,642 Elite Folio HP was selling as of this writing while offering better performance.
Desktop-bound remote workers are well accounted for. HP has unveiled a 34-inch All in One (that’s the actual name) whose centerpiece, beyond the 5K ultra-wide display, is its webcam system. You can move the magnetically attached 16MP camera to multiple places on the top bezel, and point it toward the desk for sharing documents. You can even add a second camera to share your notes while you stay on-screen.
You have the choice of 12th-gen Core i5, i7 or i9 processors, and you’ll have GeForce RTX 3050 or 3060 dedicated graphics. Expansion shouldn’t be much of an issue with up to 128GB of RAM, 4TB of SSD storage, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, four USB-A ports, Ethernet, HDMI 2.1 output, an audio jack and an SD card reader. The 34-inch All-in-One arrives in September with a base price of $2,119.
There are a pair accessories that might prove appealing whether or not you care for HP’s computers. The 32-inch Z32k G3 is billed as the first monitor to combine LG’s IPS Black tech (higher contrast ratios) with Thunderbolt 4. You can plug in and charge many recent laptops (up to 100W), daisy-chain another 4K screen and otherwise minimize the need for cables and docks. It’s not the brightest display at 400 nites, but the 98 percent DCI-P3 color coverage, pivoting and tilting will make it useful for creatives. It doesn’t ship until November and has yet to receive a price.
There’s also an add-on webcam. The HP 965 touts a 4K resolution, AI-guided framing and autofocusing and a low-light-friendly 18mm f/2.0 lens. You can buy it today for $199.
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