HP’s work PCs usually focus more on performance than clever features, but you can’t blame it for playing it safe this time. The company has unveiled two computers, each with their share of tricks for remote workers. First, HP introduced the first folio hybrid in its Dragonfly series, the Dragonfly Folio G3. As with previous folios, you can pull the 13.5-inch screen forward to transform the device 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 maximum performance without the extra bulk.
The 3.1 lb design is also absolutely up-to-date. You have the choice between a 1,920 x 1,280 LCD or a 3,000 x 2,000 OLED panel. Unfortunately, there’s no slot for the stylus, but you can magnetically attach the stylus to the side and charge it, like you can on some newer iPads. You’ll find a pair of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 ports, as well as the usual audio jack, and optional 5G can keep you wireless-free. Storage starts with a 256GB SSD and scales up to 2TB.
The Dragonfly Folio G3 is available starting at $2,379. That’s far from modest, but it’s better than the $2,642 Elite Folio that HP was selling at the time of this writing, while offering better performance.
Desktop-bound remote workers are well catered for. HP has introduced a 34-inch all-in-one (that’s the actual name) whose centerpiece is its webcam system in addition to the 5K ultra-wide display. You can move the magnetically attached 16-megapixel camera to multiple locations on the top bezel and point it toward the desktop for document sharing. You can even add a second camera to share your notes while staying on screen.
You have a choice of 12th Gen Core i5, i7 or i9 processors and have a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 or 3060 graphics card. Expansion shouldn’t be much of a problem with up to 128GB of RAM, 4TB of SSD storage, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, four USB-A ports, Ethernet, HDMI 2.1 out, an audio jack, and an SD card reader. The 34-inch all-in-one is coming in September with a base price of $2,119.
There are a couple of accessories that might prove appealing whether you’re interested in HP computers or not. The 32-inch Z32k G3 is announced as the first monitor to combine LG’s IPS Black technology (higher contrast ratios) with Thunderbolt 4. You can connect and charge many newer laptops (up to 100W), daisy chain another 4K screen and much more. Minimize the need for cables and docks. It’s not the brightest display at 400 nits, but the 98 percent DCI-P3 color coverage and pan and tilt make it useful for creatives. It won’t ship until November and has yet to receive a price.
There is also an add-on webcam. The HP 965 touts a 4K resolution, AI-guided image setup and autofocus, and a low-light 18mm f/2.0 lens. You can buy it today for $199.
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