HP makes two cool corporate laptops: the Elite Dragonfly G2 and Dragonfly Max

The HP Elite Dragonfly used to be already the good company pc (or the handiest cool company pc?) when it used to be presented over a yr in the past, and now there are two. HP has presented a 2nd era: the Elite Dragonfly G2, and the Elite Dragonfly Max, the latter fine-tuned for our new workdays of serial videoconferencing.

Like the unique Elite Dragonfly, the 2 new fashions are impressively light-weight 360-degree convertibles, beginning at 2.2 kilos for the Elite Dragonfly G2 (similar as the unique) and a couple of.49 kilos for the Elite Dragonfly Max. The at hand Tile module remains to be to be had, now built-in into the WLAN module. The attention-catching, somewhat iridescent-blue, CNC magnesium shell remains to be the one colour for the Elite Dragonfly G2. The Elite Dragonfly Max is available in that colour or a brand new one, a somewhat iridescent black. The Max additionally boasts some further options tuned for videoconferencing, which you can see as we stroll in the course of the function record.

Introduced simply sooner than CES 2021 and because of send in February, HP has now not issued pricing for both new style. (The primary-gen style we examined prices about $2,100.) On the other hand, we will evaluate the unique pc’s specifications to what is new this time round.

CPU

HP has upgraded the Intel Core CPUs from Eighth-gen Whiskey Lake to 11th-gen Tiger Lake U-series Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 cellular CPUs. You’ll additionally make a selection business-minded vPro variations of the Core i5 and Core i7, which convey further efficiency, safety, and balance options.

Reminiscence

The place the unique Elite Dragonfly presented as much as 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the brand new era provides as much as 32GB of LPDDR4.

Show

The Elite Dragonfly G2 has the similar show choices as sooner than: a base FHD (1920×1080), UHD (3840×2160), or an FHD SureView Mirror contact show with built-in privateness display screen and a 1,000-nit most brightness. Be aware that the SureView show’s prime nit depend exists partially to counteract a slight loss in brightness on account of the SureView privateness function and the contact capacity. The videoconferencing-focused Elite Dragonfly Max provides simply the latter show. 

Graphics

Those are low-power ‘U’ chips for cellular PCs, so there’s no discrete graphics. 

Garage

All fashions be offering a collection of common or encrypted SSDs as much as 2TB capability, with both M.2 SATA3 or PCIe NVMe x4 interfaces.

Networking

Along with Wi-Fi6, 4G or 5G choices are to be had for each fashions.

Connectivity

One USB SuperSpeed 5Gbps, two Thunderbolt three, one HDMI 1.4b, one Nano SIM

Dimensions & Weight

11.98 x 7.78 x zero.63 inches, beginning at 2.2 kilos for the G2 and a couple of.49 kilos for the Max (weight will range relying on elements)

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The HP Elite Dragonfly Maz is designed for our new workday of serial videoconferences, with further mics, some new audio improvements, and a 5MP digicam. 

Webcam & videoconferencing

The G2’s webcam is your elementary 720p (1.2MP) with infrared (IR), however the G2 will get a devoted digicam transfer at the keyboard as a substitute of the guide shutter of its predecessor. It additionally has two user-facing mics and one world-facing mic.

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