HP Elite Dragonfly review: The corporate laptop that’s too good for your boss

    The HP Elite Dragonfly is a company laptop computer made to please your supervisor—and isn’t that one of the simplest ways to get forward within the working world? With a fingerprint-resistant end, a lovely cerulean magnesium physique, and shoulder-friendly weight, the Elite Dragonfly is certain to earn you permission to depart 15 minutes early on Friday (thanks, boss!).

    Just bear in mind, the Elite Dragonfly is designed for the boardroom, not the racetrack, so do not count on blazing velocity. What you’re going to get is a strong configuration with some premium choices; good efficiency, superb battery life; and let’s not overlook the actually stylish design. Hmmm, possibly that is laptop computer is too good to your boss? 

    This evaluation is a part of our ongoing roundup of the best laptops. Go there for info on competing merchandise and the way we examined them. 

    Incredibly mild weight, insane battery life

    The Elite Dragonfly’s foremost declare to fame is its weight, which approaches 2.2 kilos when geared up with the bottom 38-watt-hour battery. The trade-off is that paltry battery capability. HP additionally presents a 55-watt-hour battery for added price. Personally, we’d go for the bigger battery (equipped in our evaluation unit), which will increase the burden by simply 3 ounces to 2.5 kilos.

    Because your boss is prone to be butter-fingered, the Elite Dragonfly additionally has a greater likelihood of hitting the ground—and possibly surviving—as HP mentioned it passes 9 MIL-STD drop assessments in drop, shock, and vibration.

    Gordon Mah Ung

    HP’s Elite Dragonfly is a light-weight convertible laptop computer (proven with non-obligatory $79 HP Active Tilt pen).

    What’s inside nonetheless issues, although, and like most company premium laptops, the Elite Dragonfly options the top-end, Eighth-gen Intel Core i7-8665U. You can view the full details of the Core i7-8665U on Intel’s ARK database, however in efficiency you get about 200MHz larger clocks in Turbo Boost and 100MHz larger base clocks on paper. Most necessary is definitely the assist for Intel’s vPro characteristic, which permits simpler administration of the laptop computer in a fleet setting, the place 200 or 2,000 need to be accounted for.

    The Core i7-8665U additionally helps Intel’s TSX-NI and Stable Platform options. Even although the latter guarantees higher efficiency for multi-threaded apps, it’s supported on only a few CPUs regardless of being launched 4 generations in the past with the Haswell line. 

    hp elite dragonfly 12 Gordon Mah Ung

    The Eighth gen Core i7-8665U can technically hit larger clocks than the extra widespread Core i7-8565U, however extra importantly has vPro assist switched on.

    HP Elite Dragonfly specs and options

    The Elite Dragonfly embraces its executive-laptop standing, delivering a characteristic record that’s first-class all the best way. Here are the small print:

    CPU: Eighth-gen quad-core Intel Core i7-8665U with vPro assist

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