HP has a new Elite Dragonfly Folio convertible and a 4K webcam

Ahead of this year’s IFA event in Berlin, HP announced the Elite Dragonfly Folio, the latest addition to the Elite Dragonfly lineup with a new convertible design. Plus, there’s a new 34-inch all-in-one PC for remote work, a new USB-C monitor, and a 4K webcam for those who need the best possible picture quality.

HP Elite Dragonfly Case

Starting with the highlight of the announcements, the HP Elite Dragonfly Folio is HP’s latest flagship business convertible, and it comes with a new design. The standard Elite Dragonfly was actually a convertible until this year’s iteration, and now we understand why. The Elite Dragonfly Folio is a bit different though. Like some of HP’s previous devices, such as the Specter Folio and Elite Folio, this one doesn’t have a 360-degree hinge. Instead, the laptop opens like a typical clamshell, then there’s a second hinge that lets you bring the screen closer to you or lay it flat on the keyboard to use as a tablet. The laptop is also covered in a “leather-like” material, which gives it a unique look and feel.

HP laptop in folio mode

In terms of specs, the HP Elite Dragonfly Folio is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors, 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD, so it’s a premium laptop as you’d expect. On top of that, it has a 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, and it can be configured with up to 3K2K OLED display, similar to the regular Elite Dragonfly G3. Of course, since this is a convertible, touch support is a default feature, and there’s also an Elite Dragonfly Folio Pen, which magnetically attaches to the laptop and charges wirelessly, so that you can easily take notes when you need them.

The focus is on hybrid work with today’s announcements, and while HP has used some excellent webcams for its high-end laptops this year, the Elite Dragonfly Folio is even better. It comes with an 8MP webcam, enhanced by HP Presence, which means you get features like auto-framing and dynamic voice leveling for calls. It uses a discrete sensor for Windows Hello and one for the webcam itself, so image quality isn’t degraded by a hybrid sensor. For mobile workers, you also get the option of cellular connectivity.

The HP Elite Dragonfly Folio G3 comes in a weight of 3.09 pounds and it is only 17.9mm thick, so it is very portable. This design has the downside of not having a ton of ports, but you do get two Thunderbolt 4 connections and a headphone jack, so you have options.

You can buy the HP Eltie Dragonfly Folio today, starting at $2,379.

HP 34 All-in-One Desktop PC

If you’re more of a desktop fan, the HP 34 All-in-One Desktop PC was also announced today, and it appears to be a more professional version of the HP Envy 34 AiO. It comes with a 34-inch ultrawide display with 5120 x 2160 resolution, and it includes a detachable 16 MP webcam with pixel binning, resulting in a 4 MP image. This webcam can be moved and placed on different parts of the monitor so that you can have it in a more convenient position. Interestingly, you can even get a second webcam, and the PC supports dual video streams, allowing you to show an object while remaining visible on the video feed. The cameras also have features like keystone correction, which means they can automatically crop whiteboards to make presentations much clearer.

Angled view of the HP 35 All-in-One Desktop PC with two cameras attached in different positions

Inside, the HP 34-inch all-in-one desktop is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors, and it includes optional Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics for demanding workloads. You can also configure it with up to 128GB of RAM (or upgrade it yourself later), and the storage is upgradable too. Storage can go up to 4TB with two SSD slots.

There are also a ton of ports on this PC, including Thunderbolt 4, multiple USB Type-A ports, HDMI, and Ethernet. A Qi wireless charger is also built into the base of the display, allowing you to charge your phone while you work.

The HP 34 All-in-One Desktop PC is slated to launch in September and it will start at $2,119.

HP 965 4K Streaming Webcam

For users who spend a lot of time on video calls and meetings, HP today also introduced the new 965 4K Stream webcam. It’s an 8MP camera capable of recording 4K video, and of course enhanced by HP Presence, plus features like keystone correction to crop around whiteboards or documents and make them look clearer. . The camera uses a Sony 1/2.8″ sensor and it has an f/2.0 aperture, so it should deliver fantastic image quality. It also has a wide 100-degree field of view, so it should work just fine if you want to have multiple people in the frame as well.

The camera also has a fairly wide degree of adjustments, with a 360 degree swivel mount and 90 degree tilt, so you can get it in the right position for whatever you want to present. There’s also a lens privacy cap included, if you’re worried about someone spying on you.

The HP 965 4K Streaming Webcam is available today for $199.99.

HP Z32k G3 USB-C Monitor

Finally, HP is also offering a new business-oriented monitor, the HP Z32k G3 USB-C Display. It’s a 31.5-inch 4K display – with a more typical 16:9 aspect ratio – and it uses IPS Black technology. This is a relatively new type of IPS panel that offers a 2000:1 contrast ratio, double what typical IPS panels can offer, without sacrificing viewing angles like you would with something like a VA panel. This screen supports DisplayHDR 400, and it also covers 98% of DCI-P3, so color reproduction should be very good.

Angled view of the HP Z32k USB-C Monitor

While it works with a standard USB-C connection, the HP Z32k also harnesses the power of Thunderbolt, supporting 4K 60Hz input and using a Thunderbolt 4 port for daisy-chaining to a second monitor. The USB Type-C connection also charges your laptop up to 100W and lets you use the four USB Type-A ports and the rear Ethernet port as if they were part of your PC.

The HP Z32k G3 will be launched in November and the price is not yet known.

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