Why it issues: Billed because the world’s lightest compact enterprise convertible, the Elite Dragonfly is CNC-machined from magnesium and begins at simply 2.2 kilos / 0.99 kilograms. From its iridescent blue coating to its spectacular screen-to-body ratio, it is proof that enterprise laptops do not should be mundane.

HP on Wednesday introduced the HP Elite Dragonfly, a 13-inch business-class convertible that doesn’t fairly match the usual enterprise mildew. That’s readily apparently by the identify alone however after all, the Elite Dragonfly is way more than a catchy moniker.

It includes a 13.3-inch contact show in your alternative of normal FHD or 4K selection and may be configured with as much as an Intel Core i7-8665U processor, 16GB of soldered LPDDR3 and a 512GB Intel PCIe NVMe SD (with 32GB of Intel Optane reminiscence).

HP's Elite Dragonfly is a lightweight 13-inch business laptop with style

Gigabit-class 4G LTE can be an choice, ought to Internet connectivity be completely paramount. A spill-resistant, backlit keyboard comes normal, as does the 720p webcam with bodily sliding cowl.

Connectivity consists of two USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, a headphone / microphone combo jack, an HDMI 1.four connector and an exterior nano SIM slot. Support for Wi-Fi 6 additionally comes normal.

Battery life is rated at north of 24 hours with the efficiency battery albeit on a “properly configured” machine beneath sure circumstances. The “lightweight” battery is claimed to be good for as much as 16.5 hours on a single cost and with HP Fast Charge, you may get a 50 % cost in simply 30 minutes.

HP's Elite Dragonfly is a lightweight 13-inch business laptop with style

HP stated the machine additionally affords the very best screen-to-body ratio in a 13-inch enterprise convertible at practically 86 %. Plus, let’s not gloss over the truth that it’s a convertible, that means it primarily does double responsibility as a laptop computer and a pill.

HP has additionally baked in a great deal of useful software program and safety features together with HP WorkWell (private wellness software program), HP Sure Sense to defend in opposition to malware assaults and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging to get again up and operating ought to issues go south.

The HP Elite Dragonfly launches on October 24 beginning at $1,549.

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