During CES 2023 in Las Vegas, HP announced the latest entry to its Dragonfly notebook series, the Dragonfly G4. Catering to SMIBs and business use in general, HP states it's the world's first business notebook to support the simultaneous use of dual cameras. It also comes equipped with Intel's latest 13th Gen Mobile processor and HP Fast Charge support that can charge the G4 up to 50% battery in just 30 minutes.

With numerous features on offer, HP's latest Dragonfly entrant, the G4, has been updated for 2023 with the inclusion of Intel's latest 13th Generation mobile processors. The HP Dragonfly G4 has various configurations, including a svelte 90% recycled magnesium alloy chassis, starting with a weight of just 2.2 lbs. However, depending on the configuration, it could weigh slightly more.

HP Dragonfly G4 in Slate Blue

Touching on some of the finer specifications, the HP Dragonfly G4 can be configured to support up to 32 GB of soldered LPDDR5 memory. However, memory support depends solely on the processor, and HP hasn't shared which of Intel's 13th Gen mobile line-ups will be featured. Regarding storage, users can have up to 2 TB of PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 storage. At the same time, the 13.5-inch diagonal (3:2) display can be configured with a 400-nit WUXGA+ screen, a 1000-nit Sure View Reflect panel, or a 3K2K OLED 400-nit display, and available in both touchscreen and non-touch variants.

HP also supports Intel's Wi-Fi 6E wireless interface with BT 5.2 and a decent selection of connectivity, including dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C connectors, one USB 5 Gbps Type-A, and one HDMI 2.0 video output for external displays. The HP Dragonfly G4 also comes with HP Fast Charge support, HP Power Management with Smart Sense, Wolf Security, and many more security iterations provided by HP.

Touching more on HP's claim that the HP Dragonfly G4 is the world's first business notebook to support the use of dual cameras at the same time, HP also states that the second camera is sold separately or as an optional feature and also requires the myHP application to work as intended.

The HP Dragonfly G4 is expected to be available sometime in Spring in either a Slate Blue or Natural Silver colored finish. Pricing and a complete list of specifications are expected closer to its launch.

Source: HP

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  • Unashamed_unoriginal_username_x86 - Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - link

    "configured with a 400-nit WUXGA+ screen, a 1000-nit Sure View Reflect panel, or a 3K2K OLED 400-nit display"

    eeeeeeeeeeeeee why can't they just say 1600p and 2000p or whatver
  • meacupla - Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - link

    Not to excuse the weird "WUXGA+" naming, but they are using a 3:2 panel, so having both vertical and horizontal pixel count would probably be better.

    WUXGA+ is 1920x1280
    3K2K is 3000x2000
  • goatfajitas - Friday, January 6, 2023 - link

    They should really just dump both useless designations and state the damn resolution.
  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - link

    Sad about the soldered RAM, but there are lots of other laptops out there that still have SODIMM slots so its not the end of the world.
  • Samus - Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - link

    I would guess it's due to the platform. The Intel U and P series starting with the 12th gen almost exclusively have soldered memory per the platform reference design. Adding memory slots can obviously be done with some tweaking to the signaling rate but few OEM's seem to bother until you work your way up to the HX series, at which point the machine is larger anyway. The Dragonfly is a thin and light mobile workstation so the memory slots would probably have to be zero-z (slot on the edge of the board, not mounted on) in order to maintain their desired thickness.

    At least the NVMe are still upgradable.
  • meacupla - Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - link

    SODIMM makes sense with DDR4, but not with DDR5.

    Seeing as most intel 12th gen and 13th gen laptops are configured with a minimum of 16GB, I don't see the issue with LPDDR5.

    The better alternative to SODIMM is CAMM.
  • Samus - Thursday, January 5, 2023 - link

    I haven't even touched a physical DDR5 SODIMM yet.
  • HideOut - Friday, January 27, 2023 - link

    Many ultra book (most) have the soldered ram because its much more low profile. SODIMM is much to thick in this segment. Thats why DELL released that new ram standard, that has now been adopted by others, because its much more low profile and can have up to 128GB of ram per card (duall channel is on one card, instead of 2). Ive posted a link about it.

  • Ananke - Friday, February 3, 2023 - link

    This DragonFly series is a business class workbook and HP made it thin and intentionally less upgradable. I bought a FireFly G9 - that has two SODIMMs upgradable to whatever the CPU allows even if the processor is U or P series. The Studio and Fury are also upgradable. So yeah, OEMs can make thin and upgradable/serviceable laptops, if they desire so.
  • creed3020 - Saturday, January 7, 2023 - link

    The gallery has every photo doubled which is odd.

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