One of the biggest highlights this year at CES2020 was security. Not as much as cybersecurity or hacking through the internet that is users’ usual go-to thoughts of how to hack a laptop. It was an emphasis on actual physical security. It is simply how to keep user content safe on an actual device. One of the laptops showcased is an HP Elite Dragonfly.
HP Elite Dragonfly, one of the most secured laptops that you can grab in 2020
HP’s Elite Dragonfly convertible was one of the most impressive PCs launched last year, as it managed to bring together solid specifications, advanced connectivity, and 24.5-hours battery life all in an extremely compact 13.3-inch design. At CES 2020, HP announced that it will introduce an updated version of the machine in February.
Notably, a refreshed Elite Dragonfly will offer two additional options: an integrated Tile tag for easy finding, as well as HP Sure View Reflect privacy screen. Later this year, HP will release the 2nd Generation Elite Dragonfly that will be based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core processor and will feature a built-in 5G modem.
It is mostly suited towards business users, meaning that it’ll likely be trickier to get one if you’re an average customer. There’s no price or release date yet for when the Dragonfly G2 will be available to purchase.
The company has decided to integrate a Tile tag into its flagship laptop in a bid to make its finding easier if it is lost or stolen even if it is turned off. For those not familiar with the technology, Tile is a small tag that is attached to an item and connected to a smartphone using Bluetooth. When a device gets lost, say, in an office, the Tile application tries to connect to an appropriate tag using Bluetooth and if fails it then attempts to connect to it via a fleet of smartphones that participate in the Tile community.
Integrating additional hardware into an existing design can be challenging, but HP and Tile have managed to put a tag into the already tightly-packed Elite Dragonfly.
Because this is a business device, security is one of the main features that people can get from this laptop. The HP Sure View protects sensitive information visible on your computer screen by making it difficult for onlookers to view from the sides. This feature can be easily turned off or on using the function keys.
HP Elite Dragonfly Specifications (1st Generation)
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64|
|Processor||8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processor|
|Chassis||Ultra-light magnesium chassis in a flexible, x360 design|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics 620|
|Ports||2 Thunderbolt™ (USB Type-C™ connector, Power delivery 3.0 support)
1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (charging)
1 headphone/microphone combo
1 HDMI 1.4
1 External Nano SIM slot for WWAN
|Multimedia and Input Devices||Audio features: Bang & Olufsen, 4 Premium stereo speakers, multi array world-facing microphone
Camera: 720p HD webcam
Keyboard: HP Premium Collaboration Keyboard, spill-resistant, backlit, ultra-quiet
Pointing device: Clickpad with multi-touch gesture support
Input devices: Accelerometer
|Weight||Starting at 0.99 kg|
|Security Management||Absolute persistence module
HP BIOSphere Gen5
HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock
HP Secure Erase
HP Sure Click
HP Sure Recover Gen2
HP Sure Run Gen2
HP Sure Sense
HP Sure Start Gen5
TPM 2.0 embedded security chip shipped with Windows 10 (Common Criteria EAL4+ Certified)
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR3-2133 SDRAM (onboard)|
|Storage||256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ SSD|
|Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)||30.43 x 19.75 x 1.61 cm|
|Display Specifications||13.3″ diagonal Full HD touch display
|Battery and Power||HP Long Life 2-cell, 38 Wh Li-ion
65 W USB Type-C™ adapter
|Warranty||3 year limited parts, labor (3-3-0) warranty. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply.|
The HP Elite Dragonfly provides mobility beyond expectation in an ultralight x360 touch laptop. Striking finishes and an edge-to-edge display highlight the design that incorporates recycled materials including ocean-bound plastics.
Both built-in Tile and Sure View Reflect technologies will be available as options for HP’s 1st Generation Elite Dragonfly starting from February. The HP Elite Dragonfly is currently priced at CAN$2,099.00 (~₱79,376.74.00).
Later this year the company plans to introduce the Elite Dragonfly G2 that will retain chassis and most of the hardware of the original model (so, dimensions and weight will remain the same) but will get Intel’s 10th Generation Core i3/i5/i7 processor platform with all of its peculiarities. In addition, the G2 will be offered with an optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem.