Anatomy of a Dragonfly

Lifting the lid on HP’s “lighter than air” 2-in-1 laptop

Enterprise laptops have become a crucial tool for business, and with the widespread remote working of recent months and flexible working set to become part of the “new normal”, the demand for high-quality enterprise laptops is only set to rise. With so many people using their laptops as their main work device it’s vital you carefully consider the performance capabilities, design and durability of the machine when you’re selecting the model, especially for remote workers, who don’t have such easy access to IT support.

One particularly well-equipped offering is HP’s award-winning Elite Dragonfly, which combines the aesthetics of a personal laptop with the capabilities of a business device. With the Dragonfly, which runs on Windows 10, HP has really pushed the boat out in terms of design, performance, functionality and portability. Here’s a look at the features baked into HP’s “lighter than air” machine.

Sleek design and top performance

As a business laptop, the Dragonfly stands out from the crowd. Unlike the standard black and grey hues of many business laptops, the Dragonfly has an eye-catching iridescent blue finish, just like a dragonfly. It also combines aesthetics and practicality with a durable magnesium chassis and a high screen to body ratio.

It's not all about aesthetics, though. For such a thin and light machine, the Dragonfly boasts impressive components. It’s equipped with 8th-gen Intel core processors, up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage.

Plus, it has some great sustainability credentials. The HP Elite Dragonfly is the world’s first laptop to contain ocean-bound plastic (collected before it ends up in the ocean). Its speaker enclosure component is 50% recycled plastic, including five% ocean-bound plastics, and the HP Quiet Keyboard also contains recycled plastic. To top it all off, that striking shimmery blue paint is water-based rather than oil-based – another green tick.

Stellar security

Like other Elite models, the Dragonfly is packed with HP’s cutting edge security features. With phishing scams, malware and other cyber threats on the rise, and remote workers more of a challenge to protect than those onsite, having a strong security suite couldn’t be more important right now.

HP Sure Sense uses deep learning AI to identify and quarantine new attacks, and HP Sure Start Gen 5 equips you with a self-healing BIOS, automatically detecting, stopping, and recovering from an attack. HP Sure Run Gen 2 keeps critical security protections like antivirus up and running in the event of a security breach, and HP Sure Click provides hardware-enforced protection from malware by isolating applications in virtual containers, trapping and deleting anything malicious before it can infect your machine.

If you’re still concerned about being spied on, HP Privacy Camera gives you the option to close the shutter on the built-in camera, and HP Sure View Gen 3 provides a privacy screen to protect sensitive information from visual hackers. And, with HP Multi-Factor Authentication, built-in facial and fingerprint sensors means that only you or another authorised person can get into your machine – no danger of the kids getting in and messing around with important work documents!

Built for agility and collaboration

It goes without saying that in the current climate, the portability of enterprise laptops is paramount. The Dragonfly is among the world’s lightest compact business convertibles, starting at under 1kg. It’s also kitted out with plenty of ports, making it easy to connect other devices – from phones to second screens. Meanwhile, you can opt for gigabit-class 4G LTE to stay connected almost anywhere.

For professionals working on the move or battling over limited plug sockets at home, battery life is a big issue. The HP Dragonfly not only promises a long battery life, it also includes a Fast Charge feature, which can bump the battery up to 50% in 30 minutes. If you’re willing to carry around a little extra weight, you can opt for a model with a “performance” battery which aims to power your device for just over 24 hours.

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The screen is also designed to handle tricky environments, with the optional 1000-nit ultrabright display helping to combat sunny spots and bright lights. If you’re presenting content with audio, or just listening to music to drown out ambient noise in a shared workspace, the Bang & Olufsen audio has you covered. Remote communication is also well catered for, thanks to clever ambient noise-cancelling microphone technology, to help your colleagues hear you even in relatively loud environments.

From reading through documents to taking notes in meetings, there are plenty of moments at work where a tablet would be preferable to a laptop, but kitting out employees with more than one device can be expensive and complicated. HP offers a solution with the 2-in-1 models in the Elite range, including the Dragonfly. The 360-degree screen is fully convertible, so it can be laid back flat like a tablet or stood up in “tent mode” for presentations. Plus, the screen is touch-enabled and supports the HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3, so that the user can write on the screen just like a notepad.

With a beautiful design, solid performance credentials and top-notch security, the Dragonfly provides the kind of style, quality and portability that your workforce demands.

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