Both laptops include the latest 11th generation Intel processors and optional 5G network connectivity.
The HP Elite Dragonfly Max model also enhances the built-in webcam, and adds a black option.
The 13.3-inch G2 and Max both ship with 11th-generation Intel processors, with only Core i3 available on the G2, while Core i5 and Core i7 processor options are available across both.
Both can also be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of M.2 SSD storage.
Both models also include a USB 3.1 charging port, two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 1.4b port, and Nano SIM support.
Models differ in display configurations and web cameras, so that the Max will only be available with a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while you can configure the G2 with panels in HD or 4K.
Both still include options for HP’s privacy-oriented display, which includes screen tinting technology so passers-by cannot snoop on what you’re doing.
Max also includes a 5-megapixel webcam, while the G2 includes a webcam with resolution 1.2 megapixels, which is a change Essential in the age of telecommuting where traditional laptop web cameras are often weak.
The Max also includes four microphones to improve video and audio calls, and maintains a dedicated webcam privacy button on last year’s HP Elite Dragonfly computers.
HP has removed the webcam privacy buttons within G2 for this year, and I replaced it with a button on the keyboard that activates the webcam shutter.
Both the G2 and Max include 5G options, and HP also keeps the built-in Tile tracker it provided with the 2020 models, so you can track your laptop just like any other Tile device.
HP says: It expects the G2 and Max to be available in January, but has not announced price details yet.