Whether you work in an office or at home, the HP Dragonfly G4 provides a perfect balance of durability, power, security, and convenience without weighting you down.
Working in hybrid mode has become increasingly prevalent in our modern environment. Having a laptop that can efficiently manage many workloads has become an absolute need. Computers nowadays come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with differing degrees of processing power. As a result, the challenge of locating the best laptop can feel daunting at times. What kinds of features make the most sense? What is the best configuration for a creative person, gamer, casual user, or those who require something more heavy duty? Is there a laptop that can make work-from-home meetings more frictionless and ‘happening’?
Whether you work in an office or at home, the HP Dragonfly G4 provides an ideal balance of durability, power, security, and convenience without weighting you down. It is a significant investment (prices start at Rs 2,20,000), but it has an impressive set of features that make it ideal for the modern office worker. According to HP, the Dragonfly G4 is the first business laptop to offer the use of two cameras at the same time. This laptop is an excellent pick for the modern day. Let us investigate.
Design and display:
Design and display: The Dragonfly G4 is available in Natural Silver or Slate Blue. It is comprised of 90% recycled magnesium, making this tiny machine one of the lightest (under 1kg) and most durable on the market, yet HP didn’t save on quality. The display is a 13.5-inch diagonal WUXGA+ touch display. The 3:2 (1920 x 1280-resolution) display offers more vertical real estate for productivity than the 16:9 screens that have prevailed for more than a decade. While watching videos, the colors are vibrant and the writing is clear, and the display is bright. The keyboard, which included a larger touchpad, was quite comfortable to use.
Performance: The Dragonfly G4 has a robust performance with a 13th Gen Intel processor, up to a Core i7 with optional vPro2 and Windows 11 Pro for seamless multitasking and productivity. It has a battery life of 14 hours or more, and with HP Power Manager (a battery management application), you can easily monitor and manage the performance of your battery while customizing charging options.
The laptop also includes HP Dynamic audio Leveling, which automatically optimizes microphone gain for clear audio within a 3-meter range. This laptop’s HP Auto Lock and Awake feature locks your screen when you walk away and promptly wakes it up when you return. There’s more to come. When you need a break, use HP Be Right to turn your video stream to a still image.
Ports and connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E provides a quick and stable connection in congested wireless situations. In essence, the new standard allows for higher speeds and lower latencies than Wi-Fi 6 and previous versions. The Dragonfly G4’s port selection remains fairly strong. A lock slot, Thunderbolt 4/USB Type-C, a still-very-useful USB-A port hidden behind a drop-down hinge, and a headphone jack can be found on the right side. The other Thunderbolt 4/USB-C connector, a SIM tray for 5G cellular data, and a full-size HDMI 2.0 port for presentations are located on the left side.
Takeaways: HP is recognized for producing high-quality laptops, and the Dragonfly G4 is no exception. This is the laptop for you if you need something powerful and dependable. It comes highly recommended.