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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