Because the battle for laptop computer office domination rumbles on, HP is hoping its newest launch will assist it proceed its success within the house.

The corporate lately revealed its all-new HP Elite Dragonfly mannequin, a part of the long-running Elitebook collection, as the newest business-focused {hardware}. 

That includes an all-new design, color scheme and improved portability, HP sees the Dragonfly as a significant step ahead in its B2B providing, and internetPro obtained the possibility to go hands-on on the latest Microsoft Future Decoded occasion in London.

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“That is one thing very totally different for us,” Simon Barlow, HP enterprise improvement supervisor, tells us. “With Dragonfly, what we wanted to do was have something a little bit disruptive and memorable.”

Probably the most noticeable factor concerning the HP Dragonfly is its color. HP desires its gadget to face out from the group, and has created an all-new Dragonfly Blue color scheme to just do that.

The corporate says that blue is essentially the most trusted color on the earth, and the Dragonfly’s color scheme will definitely make it stand out from the greys and blacks seen in most conventional enterprise laptops.

The gadget is produced from a single piece of magnesium alloy, making it extremely gentle at slightly below 1kg for the lowest-spec mannequin. Barlow provides that the gadget has been “tested to destruction”, becoming the necessities for the MIL-STD 810G army customary.

The display has been re-engineered from earlier generations, with a 13.3in show that has allowed HP to cut back the highest bezel by 42 p.c, and the facet bezel by 14 p.c. 

This leads to an 87 p.c display to physique ratio (up from 83 p.c on the earlier 1030) technology, helped by an inbuilt 3.5mm hybrid digital camera with built-in webcam blocker and  HP’s personal Certain View expertise for better privateness.

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It’s not all about technological progress, nevertheless, as HP says that the Dragonfly is its most sustainable laptop computer to this point, proper all the way down to utilizing water-based moderately than lead-based paint.

The corporate notes that the gadget is the world’s first pocket book made with ocean sure plastic materials, with as much as 50 p.c recycled plastic materials used within the keycaps, and no steel elements inside the keyboard array, with rubber and plastic used as an alternative. These keycaps additionally come alongside a redesigned trackpad and mouse which might be quieter than earlier generations.

Underneath the hood, there’s your selection of a quad-core eighth Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, and both a two- or four-cell battery, the latter of which HP says can supply as much as 24 hours of battery life. HP Quick Cost tech can also be included, permitting the HP Elite Dragonfly to cost 50 p.c of its battery in simply 30 minutes.

On the subject of connectivity, the Dragonfly sports activities HDMI and two USB-C Thunderbolt ports, reflecting the pattern of extra companies utilizing PC docks within the workplace. HP has additionally included a USB-A port for these customers whose workplace {hardware} could also be a bit older, however the transfer can even permit the gadget to use to extra clients.

As for networking, the Dragonfly sports activities the choice of gigabit-class 4G LTE wi-fi broadband connectivity, permitting employees to remain on-line on the go, with Wi-Fi 6 guaranteeing they keep linked while within the workplace.

The HP Dragonfly will go on sale from October 25, with costs beginning at $1,549 / £1,099.


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