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Updated January 10, 2024·

The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" has a larger screen, better webcam and speaker quality which makes it suitable for video conferencing and multimedia use; however, it has lower battery life and is heavier, affecting portability. It’s more expensive than the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s, which is lighter with a higher portability score and a higher-resolution screen, better for high-detail work. Both have similar performance for general use, engineering, and 3D/machine learning, with enough power for most professional tasks, but neither is designed for intensive gaming. Choose the HP for better multimedia and a slightly bigger screen or the Lenovo for greater portability and sharper display, while keeping in mind the budget. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the HP Dragonfly Pro 14"
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
  • Excellent portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.1
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
7.2
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
405.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
336.0 nits
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" and the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s have similar screen quality.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
8.0 Hours
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
Excellent
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
2.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s has excellent portability, while the HP Dragonfly Pro 14" has very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
7.6
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" has very good build quality, while the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s has good build quality.

Cost

$830
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
$748
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The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" has a price of $830 and the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s costs $748.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
7.8
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
405.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
336.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
8.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers HP Dragonfly Pro 14" to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is good.

Gaming and AI

6.6
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
6.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.3/10
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" and Lenovo ThinkBook 13s are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.5
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
7.4
7.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" and Lenovo ThinkBook 13s are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.9
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
7.8
7.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" and Lenovo ThinkBook 13s are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.8
Dragonfly Pro 14"
ThinkBook 13s
7.7
7.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The HP Dragonfly Pro 14" and Lenovo ThinkBook 13s are both good for software development.

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How the HP Dragonfly Pro 14" and the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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HP Dragonfly Pro 14"Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
HP Dragonfly Pro 14"Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

GENERAL

Price
$830
$748
Release Date
July 1, 2023May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 8.8'' x 0.72''11.7'' x 8.3'' x 0.59''
Weight
3.42 lbs2.9 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7736UIntel i7-1260P
Graphics
Radeon 680M Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
64.6 Wh56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
405 nits336 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.6/10
Portability Score
8.3/109.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108.4/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.6/108.8/10
Webcam
1440p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
00
USB-C ports
33
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
34

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PCWorld

Brendan Nystedt | March 2023
"I’d say that the HP Dragonfly Pro checks off most of the boxes for this freelancer. It feels nice to use, is zippy and responsive, has great speakers, and even has a relatively sane price. Although it’s an unorthodox choice to pick AMD for this kind of machine, it’s clear that when Ryzen is given a chance to shine, it can kick a lot of butt."

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

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The Verge

Monica Chin | July 2021
"The best thing about the ThinkBook 13S is that it’s a good deal. Business buyers looking for ThinkPad-level performance and software without ThinkPad pricing will probably find the ThinkBook a solid option. While nothing about it is really spectacular, it’s certainly unusual to see the ThinkBook’s screen resolution at a sub-$1,000 price, and its performance will be more than adequate for most office tasks. The generous port selection, 16:10 aspect ratio, physical webcam shutter, and clear audio are certainly icing on the cake."

Get a great deal on the HP Dragonfly Pro 14" or the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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