This week, HP held an event where it briefed journalists on its new business convertible, called the Elite Dragonfly. Something of a successor to the EliteBook 1030 x360, this device's key feature is that it's incredibly light, starting at just 2.2 pounds, or 0.99 kilograms.
Made out of CNC-machined magnesium, it's the world's lightest 13-inch business convertible. Not only that, but HP says that it has the best battery life of any 13-inch business convertible, with up to 24.5 hours, if you choose the larger battery option.
"A PC should provide freedom, adapt, and transform how and where today’s business professionals work," said Alex Cho, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. "HP innovation is moving businesses beyond the status quo with incredibly light, powerful, and highly secure PC designs and a connected ecosystem for next generation workplaces. Delivering the world’s lightest compact business convertible and beautiful curved displays, HP is reimagining how technology empowers today’s workforce."
Moreover, HP has really improved the screen-to-body ratio, making it 86%. The bezels are shrunken down on all sides, including the top and bottom. However, it keeps the webcam on the top, and it does have an IR camera for facial recognition.
In fact, the whole idea is that even with such a light PC, there aren't any compromises. It still has an eighth-generation U-series vPro processor, it passes 19 MIL-STD-810G tests, and it keeps things like pen support and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port. Alongside of the USB Type-A port are two full Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an HDMI 1.4b port.
HP also says that it's the first notebook in the world to use ocean-bound plastics. More specifically, the speaker is made out of the recycled material, and the company is committing to using this in their speakers throughout 2020.
The HP Dragonfly will be available on October 25, starting at $1,549.