HP Elite Dragonfly
The Elite Dragonfly is a business laptop in name only. With its light weight, small size and attractive design, the Dragonfly looks more like a stylish ultraportable than a clunky notebook your company’s IT department handed to you. It offers powerful multitasking chops, though you won’t be able to play many games on it. The Dragonfly’s battery life may lag some of its rivals, but is still long enough to get you beyond a work day. For those looking for a good-looking laptop and don’t need a ton of muscle, the Elite Dragonfly is perfectly adequate.
- Attractive design
- Comfortable and quiet keyboard
- Generous port offering for the size
- Middling performance
- Battery life could be better
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (1)
- 85AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsPC World80The corporate laptop that's too good for your bossThe HP Elite Dragonfly is a corporate laptop offering a solid configuration with some premium options; good performance, amazing battery life; and a truly classy design. It's made for your boss, but whether it's deserved is another matter entirely.Tom's Guide90HP Elite Dragonfly reviewThe HP Dragonfly isn't just a looker that will inspire jealousy from Apple users; it's also a long-lasting 2-in-1 laptop that earns serious respect.Tom's Hardware90HP Elite Dragonfly Review: the Anti-ThinkPadWith exceptional battery life, a comfortable keyboard, a good mix of ports, plus aesthetics that rival the best consumer notebooks, HP’s latest premium convertible outclasses the competition, making it the new business portable to beat.Ars Technica80Luxurious, professional, expensiveThe Elite Dragonfly's combination of a slick, professional design, stellar performance and battery life, and default security features is best suited for C-suite users and similar professionals who are not opposed to paying such a high price for a laptop that is as powerful as it is attractive.PC Mag80HP Elite Dragonfly ReviewThe HP Elite Dragonfly is a no-compromises, no-nonsense business laptop that manages to stay under 2.5 pounds while including a 360-degree convertible hinge.Laptop Magazine90Business never looked so goodThe HP Elite Dragonfly offers tons of security, nearly 13 hours of battery life and solid performance in one of the prettiest chassis ever.TechRadar100A dream come true for the traveling professionalThe HP Elite Dragonfly is easily the best laptop out there for traveling professionals and executives. It's thin, light, powerful and is one of the most stylish laptops on the market. If you have the cash, you can't go wrong with this laptop.The Verge80The HP Elite Dragonfly is too stylish for the boardroomAt this cost, it’s not likely to become a standard-issue computer at most companies, and it will likely be reserved for the C-suite. But if you do have the budget for it, the Dragonfly is an excellent productivity laptop with few issues marring its experience.Neowin90An amazing convertible, not just for businessesThe HP Elite Dragonfly is going to go down as one of my favorite PCs of the year. ... It's just great all-around, with a good screen, fantastic audio, and one of the best keyboards on the market.Digital Trends70Traveling first-classLightweight and stylish, the HP Elite Dragonfly is almost too sleek to be considered purely a business laptop.
- 60AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsAndrey60January 31, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Very compact and lightweight, feels a bit like a toy. Decent ports choice (no SD/microSD card reader though). Finally I have a device that has USB-A and it is not so annoying to take it every day in the backpack.However it has issues where no one observer has mentioned in reviews.Absolutely disappointed with display (FullHD with 1000 nits and SureView) - viewing angles are VERY narrow. 5 centimeters to the side of direct angle and part of your screen is dark (readable though). Multiple rainbow reflections of lamps at the screen all around. After MacBook PRO 2015 it looks like stone age display. SureView works but it dims significantly direct view at the same time.1000 nits in not so "eye burning" as expected (thand partially to viewing angles).Forget about watching a movie in the airplane together with neighbor.All in all, absolute disappointment - have a look at the display before purchase! Maybe "standard" version of FullHD 400 nits / UHD 500 nits is better.I can understand why HP gave all the bloggers and reviewing companies version with FHD400 display.Touchpad. Ermmmmm... After Mac it is also a pain. Topside presses with high hesitancy (because axis is horizontally on top, it is not "butterfly" mechanism as at Mac), bottom side is OK. So, you cannot use it as easy as on Mac - you have to use touches instead of presses. Size of touchpad could be bigger.Power. Nominally you can power up with any USB-C power source. In fact:1) Mobile's 5A Huawei does not power up this HP device. You have to use 45W adapter minimum2) Not every cable is OK - one Ugreen (chineese brand) cable hangs up the power system and laptop refuses to charge after this even from original power source. You have to press power button for 30 seconds for "static discharge" (been told by support), then it is OK.3) If you use Mac 85W adapter - it charges but power LED does not light up (don't ask me why)4) Original adapter is tiny but cable from adapter to power wall socket is like for powering up Tesla. Why??? HP, why you did not make a simple plug right on the adapter?Well, if not the display it could be a very good tool with some imperfections. In fact, i would look for model with another screen