HP Elite Dragonfly (2020) review: recycled the right way
- Last year’s HP Elite Dragonfly perhaps is the prettiest business laptop we’ve ever tested and has great review.
- This year the Dragonfly Elite is almost identical to the machine, which is fine because, again, the Dragonfly HP Elite was exceptional in every way.
- This new configuration essentially feels and looks like last year’s model.
- It is still one of the stylish, business-chic laptops on the market and has the most striking design of any convertible HP currently sells.
HP has changed four things:
- The Dragonfly is now 5G enabled, even though the feature isn’t coming until mid-2020.
- A Chaser Tile has been integrated, which is close to the mid-May models.
- A new privacy-oriented screen includes HP’s latest Ensure Vista Reflects technology.
- Its mechanical parts are mainly constructed from recycled materials.
Design, RAM, storage, and other features
- The new Dragonfly is slim, light, pretty, and nearly flawless.
- You can get the base setup for around $ 1,500, but the model we are looking for at the cost of $ 2,179, which is a reasonable price.
- Model doesn’t appear to be available on the HP website, but configurations with similar specs.
- It includes Mosaic, an i7 v-Pro, and the Safe View Mirroring the screen, are in the $ 2,100 to $ 2,700 range, depending on memory.
- The new features work, but they are luxuries, not staples, for most people.
- If you are a C-Suite power user who’s always on the go, that might be a worthy spending budget for you.
- But you will probably be okay with a cheaper Elite Book for less money that is not the object of you or your company.
- Make sure Vista Mirror screen
- Tile tracker works
- Exceptional keyboard
- 11-hour battery life
- The screen is very bright in privacy mode
- Next-generation processors
- HP has been introducing recycled materials into Dragonfly Elite for the past year.
- It is the first ultra book to incorporate ocean-bound plastic (which is plastic from garbage collected in maritime areas, which otherwise would have ended up in the sea).
- The company said last year’s model was going to incorporate 50 percent of PCR plastics and 5 percent of ocean-bound plastics) in its speaker box and 35 percent of PCR of plastics in its frames.
- The company’s goals, since then, have become more ambitious.
- Announced at CES 2020, more than 80 percent of Dragonfly mechanical parts and 90 percent of magnesium chassis are made from recycled materials.
- This initiative is not specific to Dragonfly; HP says that other new HP Elite and HP Pro computers will incorporate the new composite material components.
Appearance and Touch
- There is no flex on the computer keyboard and almost none on the screen.
- The chassis also feels great to the touch; magnesium is smooth, and the rounded edges and corners mean you never peeked out.
- Fingerprints are often a concern in the dark on products, but the wrist rests and the keyboard remained print-free after many days of use.
- The touchpad and lid built up some, but I could only see in bright light.
- The keys are a bit plasticky but it still feels great.
- HP has also changed the plastic covers on the keyboard (the material is now 50 percent recycled DVD) and the screen bezels (currently 35% recycled plastic).
- The keys are a bit plasticky, but it still feels great, and the bezels look no different than those on the old model.
- The new Dragonfly looks and feels like an excellent team. And hey, now it’s more sustainable.
- The significant change is the new screen, which HP uses, Make Vista Reflect, to maximize user privacy.
- Reflect is the fourth generation Sure View, which the company launches with its Elite Book 1050 G3 in 2016.
- You can get the Dragonfly configured with older panels, including the low-power 1W display we tested last year.
- It has a display with Sure View Gen3, and an HDR 400 screen with 3840 x 2160 resolution.
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