HP’s Latest Notebook Is a Really Light Business Laptop

HP is today launching a new product for its Elite line: the new HP Elite Dragonfly. HP’s latest notebook is meant for business users, but the design says otherwise. The company has managed to come out with a really light, premium, and beautiful design for the Elite Dragonfly that we haven’t really seen much in other business laptops.

Weighing in at less than a kilogram, the Elite Dragonfly comes with all the powerful features you’d expect on a business laptop. It has an optional 1000-nit ultrabright 13.3-inch 4K (or FHD) display, and it’s 2-in-1 design lets you use the device in multiple different modes.

The device is powered by Intel’s 8th gen Core i7-8565U processor, with some variants even supporting Intel’s vPro tech, which is wildly popular amongst business customers. The device comes with up to 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM.

And as usual, it comes with some other business-focused features such as HP Sure View which makes it harder for others to view the content on your screen from the side. It also includes a camera shutter, for those worried about their privacy. The device comes with WiFi 6 connectivity, and HP will also be selling a model that comes with 4G LTE.

HP also says the Elite Dragonfly can offer up to 24.5 hours of battery life, but that varies on a bunch of different conditions, so your usage will vary. Starting at $1,549, the Dragonfly will be shipping in November.

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  • nbplopes

    18 September, 2019 - 7:06 am

    <p>In my experience all vendors of thin and light Windows based PCs equipped with what looks to be powerful CPUs, "lie" about its performance abilities. Yes, with nothing installed but the OS, performance might be close to the mark initially.. Yet, after a two months or less even, doing work with the software installed, the performance inspired by the CPU label, is not there due to one reason or another. its not uncommon to see blog posts and articles, and discussions over being often slow with no apparent reason, Pentium 2 level performance.</p><p><br></p><p>All waste. We need better solutions for highly portable devices for productivity that do not throw its architectural limitations under the carpet You know, its looks clean yet … we just bought a machine that throws its waste under the carpet.</p><p><br></p><p>Every year is the same story. Articles touting its performance during a limited time taken to write it down only to be followed by under par in active daily use after a couple of months.</p><p><br></p>

    • dontbeevil

      18 September, 2019 - 8:24 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#467562">In reply to nbplopes:</a></em></blockquote><p>"In my experience all vendors of thin and light Windows based PCs equipped with what looks to be powerful CPUs, "lie" about its performance abilities"</p><p><br></p><p>interesting how you specified Windows… please tell me about macbooks heating, fan noise and throttling</p>

      • nbplopes

        18 September, 2019 - 2:35 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#467626">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Same thing for MacBook's and MacBooks Airs. lI guess you don't disagree with me then? Intel based hardware architecture does not cut it for these kinds of devices. Unfortunately with Windows we will be stuck with it for the decade to come.</p><p><br></p><p>PS: You came across a bit nervous. Why?</p>

        • dontbeevil

          19 September, 2019 - 2:31 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#467833">In reply to nbplopes:</a></em></blockquote><p>nervous? it's not me that spread false sentence and omit its beloved apple</p><p>"<span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245);">In my experience all vendors of thin and light Windows based PCs"</span></p><p><br></p><p>"Unfortunately with Windows we will be stuck with it for the decade to come."</p><p>Actually not, with windows you're free to choose between so many different devices hw/size/weight/form factor/materials/price… with apple you're stuck with overpriced, thin, light, overheating, fan noise and throttling ones</p>

          • nbplopes

            19 September, 2019 - 12:20 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#468106">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Absolutely. Spot on. Just put a thumbs up on your reply.</p>

  • dontbeevil

    18 September, 2019 - 8:22 am

    <p>as usual millions of years ahead of apple</p><p><br></p>

    • karlinhigh

      Premium Member
      18 September, 2019 - 3:14 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#467625">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p>Self-parody?</p>

      • dontbeevil

        19 September, 2019 - 2:33 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#467873">In reply to karlinhigh:</a></em></blockquote><p>nope…care to comment with some technical details?</p>

  • brettscoast

    Premium Member
    18 September, 2019 - 2:57 pm

    <p>Thanks Mehedi</p><p><br></p><p>HP really have stepped up with their laptop offerings in the business sector. This looks particularly interesting the battery life sounds amazing and the hardware equally so</p>


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