THE HP presented the HP Elite Dragonfly, an ultralight computer – less than 1 kg – 2 in 1 aimed at the corporate market. The device is also the model in its class with the longest battery life on the market – 24.5 hours – in the 56 Wh battery version. Its screen is 13.3 inches with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). In the most robust version the panel is 4K.
In the “stuffing” the HP Elite Dragonfly has 8th generation Intel Core processor – there are versions with Core i3-8145U or Core i7-8565U. There is up to 16 GB LPDDR3-2133 and for storage the basic version has a 128 GB SATA III M.2 SSD. You can also opt for a 512 GB MVNe drive in conjunction with a 32 GB Intel Optane drive.
The HP Elite Dragonfly has magnesium alloy chassis, measuring 30.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 centimeters and weighing only 990 grams. According to HP, the device offers the world's best screen-to-body ratio of nearly 86% in a 13-inch corporate convertible. In addition to the 56 Wh battery model, there is a simpler 38 Wh variant that promises to deliver 16.5 hours of battery life. Regardless of the chosen fast charge technology is present (50% charge in 30 minutes).
"The HP Elite Dragonfly is an exceptional example of how HP and Intel are driving innovation through the Project Athena program," said Chris Walker, corporate vice president of mobile computing platforms at Intel. “Our Intel Core processor performance and vPro platform deliver uncompromising capability that is best for business and ambitious for mobile professionals.”
Like all Project Athena notebooks, WiFi6 and Bluetooth connection with an optional LTE module is also supported. HP also highlights some unique features:
- HP Sure Sense: protects moving professionals from malware attacks by using the power of artificial intelligence;
- HP Sure Recover: Integrated image restoration restores users quickly – anytime and anywhere;
- HP Sure View Gen3: HP's award-winning integrated privacy screen and HP privacy camera help users control what they share with the world.
Price and availability
The HP Elite Dragonfly will be available from November for $ 1,549.
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