HP Elite Dragonfly – The world’s lightest 2-in-1 laptop

HP South Africa hosted an event in Johannesburg to showcase its new “lighter than air” HP Elite Dragonfly 2-in-1 notebook.

The Elite Dragonfly is part of HP’s Elitebook range of business laptops, but it also offers 360-degree foldability.

The chassis of the Elite Dragonfly is made from a single piece of magnesium alloy, which ensures that the cheapest model weighs under 1kg – making it the world’s lightest 2-in-1 notebook.

HP Country Category Manager John Geypen said his favourite new feature of the Elite Dragonfly is its keyboard.

“We’ve redesigned the keyboard so that it now has a rubber dome which makes the keyboard twice as quiet as before,” Geypen said.

HP Noise Cancelling also ensures that ambient noise, including the sound of typing, is reduced by up to 20 decibels.

The HP Elite Dragonfly sports a 13.3-inch display – which comes in FHD, 4K, and the 1000-nit HP Sure View Gen 3 variants – and has a drastically reduced bezel to deliver an 87% screen-to-body ratio.

Performance and pricing

The most powerful version of the Elite Dragonfly comes with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD storage.

Users can also choose between a two- or four-cell battery, the latter of which offers up to 24 hours of battery life.

The Elite Dragonfly uses the company’s Fast Charge technology, which allows users to charge their notebook up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

It also offers gigabit 4G LTE capabilities as well as Wi-Fi 6.

The HP Elite Dragonfly has a recommended retail price of R34,999 and will ship to South Africa from the middle of November.

Below are specifications and photos of the HP Elite Dragonfly 2-in-1 notebook.

HP Elite Dragonfly

HP Elite Dragonfly
Display 13.3-inch, up to 3,840 x 2,160 IPS touch screen
Operating System Windows 10
Processor 8th-generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
RAM Up to 16GB SDRAM
Storage Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
GPU Intel UHD 620
Ports 2 Thunderbolt with USB-C, 1 USB 3.1, HDMI, 3.5mm audio, Nano SIM.
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit 4G LTE
Dimensions 304.3 x 197.5 x 16.1 mm (0.99kg)
Price R34,999

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