HP’s Latest Notebook Is a Really Light Business Laptop

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 9 Comments

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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9 responses to “HP’s Latest Notebook Is a Really Light Business Laptop”

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    nbplopes

    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.


    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.


    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.


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      dontbeevil

      In reply to nbplopes:

      "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"


      interesting how you specified Windows... please tell me about macbooks heating, fan noise and throttling

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        nbplopes

        In reply to dontbeevil:


        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.


        PS: You came across a bit nervous. Why?

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          dontbeevil

          In reply to nbplopes:

          nervous? it's not me that spread false sentence and omit its beloved apple

          "In my experience all vendors of thin and light Windows based PCs"


          "Unfortunately with Windows we will be stuck with it for the decade to come."

          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

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    dontbeevil

    as usual millions of years ahead of apple


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    brettscoast

    Thanks Mehedi


    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

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