The HP Elite Dragonfly is HP's lightest convertible laptop, tipping the scales at less than 1-kilogramme
“Adaptability is the simple secret of survival,” according to the Filipino writer Jessica Hagedorn.
However, it can be difficult to be adaptable and run from one meeting to another and hop on a plane or in a car if you are hauling a heavy machine around with you.
In a bid to – quite literally – take some of the weight off busy executives’ shoulders, HP has launched the HP Elite Dragonfly.
It is HP's lightest convertible laptop, tipping the scales at less than 1-kilogramme. Packing all that tech into a package that weighs the same as a large book is certainly impressive, especially when you consider it also boasts a magnesium body, an ultra-quiet keyboard, an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processor and 24.5-hour battery life.
And you also get a 13-inch ultra-bright touchscreen display that can be flipped between laptop, tablet, tent and media mode.
“A PC should provide freedom, adapt, and transform how and where today’s business professionals work,” says George Rouppas, Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Turkey Head of Personal Systems Category at HP. “HP innovation is moving businesses beyond the status quo with incredibly light, powerful, and highly secure PC designs and a connected ecosystem for next generation workplaces. Delivering it's lightest compact business convertible and beautiful curved displays, HP is reimagining how technology empowers today’s workforce.”
Here are some of the HP Elite Dragonfly’s standout features:
The HP Elite Dragonfly might be HP's lightest business convertible, but that doesn’t mean it’s not able to weather the knocks. It’s precision-crafted from CNC-machined Magnesium (similar to how they make high-end watches) for extra durability.
The new ultra-lightweight quiet and backlit keyboard and touchpad are also rather handy, letting you get to work without any annoying clicking and tapping sounds.
The HP Elite Dragonfly also offers the company's highest screen-to-body ratio in a 13-inch convertible (at almost 86-percent). Then it can transfer instantly from tablet to PC (and back again).
HP is helping users find a healthy work/life balance with some new app innovations that provide personalised wellness recommendations.
HP WorkWell software will track your productivity time (and those social media and Netflix binge sessions) and provide you with an actionable plan to limit wasted screen time. It even coaches users to take breaks from time to time, and provide productivity tips on how to do more in less time.
Under the hood, the HP Elite Dragonfly is one of the most competent laptops ever produced.
It’s been verified by Intel’s ‘Project Athena’ innovation program and packs a best-for-business performance with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processor.
“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, Mobile Computing Platforms, Intel.
“Our Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processor performance and the vPro platform provides the uncompromising capability that is best for business and matches the ambition of mobile professionals.”
Security is absolutely key when it comes to protecting company secrets. Therefore, there are a lot of innovations that make the HP Elite Dragonfly as secure as possible. From Sure Sense, which defends against malware attacks using the power of artificial intelligence, to Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging which gets users back up and running fast - anytime, anywhere.
Most importantly for those that work on the go, the HP Sure View Gen3 will instantly block prying eyes ability to view your screen.
The HP Elite Dragonfly is available at all HP stores and partners in the Middle East at the end of October. Prices start at AED5,499 ($1,497) including VAT. For more information, head to hp.com.elitedragonfly.
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