The first thing that struck me when I beheld the HP Elite Dragonfly was its magnificent blue color. The elegant design caused me to question the laptop?s reputation as a business notebook (though its performance was more than enough to settle any concerns on that score!) It occurred to me that we have been so used to see business laptops as bland boxes of black and gray. HP broke that wall with the stunningly designed Dragonfly, making it as splendid to look at as it is to use.
Apart from the lovely dark blue color, what impressed me was the laptop?s oleo phobic coating that prevented it from being tainted from my fingerprints even after days of usage.
Declared by HP as the world?s lightest business convertible, I was expecting it to feel light, but the weight (or the lack of it) still took me by surprise. The starting weight is just less than 1 KG, though it will weigh slightly more if you use a larger battery.
The secret of its weight lies in the use of a magnesium chassis, instead of the standard aluminum one. The notebook is built to withstand the mil-spec drop tests. I did not have the heart to drop the beautiful Dragonfly to test this claim; however, the device feels surprisingly solid and sturdy for such light weight.
Even if the laptop is only 16mm thick, it comes equipped with all the necessary port options including two USB Type-C ports, one USB-A port, a full-size HDMI port, and an audio jack.
Enclosed within a 13.3 inch touchscreen, the display can be configured to either a low-power display for longer battery life, a 4K panel with maximum resolution, or the integrated HP SureView privacy screen. SureView adjusts brightness such that no one can see your screen from an angle that is not directly in the front. This feature is extremely useful to protect your data from visual hacking if you work on your laptop in public places.
The Dragonfly also comes with facial recognition, fingerprint reader, and many other advanced security features from HP to safeguard your network and data.
The Dragonfly?s long battery life can easily be its most impressive feature. With continuous video playing at maximum brightness (up to 1000 nits), the battery lasted for about 10 hours. With an 8th Gen Intel processor, I found that it can hold up extremely well under multiple and heavy-duty tasks.
In short, the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop is both – one of the most delightful business notebooks I have seen and used. With its light weight, elegant design, performance and security, it is the perfect device for business men who work on the go.