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HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA

Specifications

HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA (Elite Dragonfly Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1100 MHz, Memory: 1067 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, Dual-Channel, soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, AUO5E2D, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Magnetometer
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, Intel XMM7360-P, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.1 x 304.3 x 197.5 ( = 0.63 x 11.98 x 7.78 in)
Battery
56.2 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p IR
Additional features
Speakers: Quad-Speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, HP Active Pen 3, HP Tools, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.139 kg ( = 40.18 oz / 2.51 pounds), Power Supply: 307 g ( = 10.83 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.66% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 79%, features: 82%, display: 82% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA

90.3% HP Elite Dragonfly Business-Convertible Review: Lighter than 1 kg only with the smaller battery | Notebookcheck
HP introduced the Elite Dragonfly as a convertible with a weight of under 1 kg (~2.2 pounds). But is the light business convertible really a full-fledged EliteBook, or is it a reduced version that is primarily supposed to look good on a desk? We review the premium convertible with the bigger 4-cell battery, which increases the weight to more than 1.1 kg (~2.4 pounds).
80% HP Elite Dragonfly review
Source: Tech Advisor English
HP has achieved an impressive amount with the Elite Dragonfly combining stylish and versatile design with some impressive specs and useful business features. While there's a lot going for it, it comes at a high price for an 8th-gen Intel processor and faces some tough rivals that are cheaper. Also watch out for the 2020 Dragonfly with 5G and Qualcomm chips.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Elite Dragonfly Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HP Elite Dragonfly is a business laptop that also offers plenty of upsides for more casual use. It's a gorgeous machine that can tackle any and all productivity tasks you throw at it. However, at a high price, and with the Elite Dragonfly G2 fast approaching, it isn't so straightforward to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

89% HP Elitebook Dragonfly
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 79% display: 85% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 96%
95% Der beste Laptop für mobile Arbeiter?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 93% features: 96% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90%
80% HP Elitebook Dragonfly Review en Español (análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 90%
89% HP Elite DragonFly, análisis: impecable diseño y autonomía en menos de un kilo de peso
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 83% display: 88% mobility: 88% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 93%
82% Test du HP Elite Dragonfly : le plus endurant des PC portables hybrides, c'est lui
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% mobility: 100%

Comment

Series:

Being stated as the corporate laptop that is too good for a boss, HP Elite Dragonfly has definitely won some hearts in its own way. This laptop was definitely targeted at the corporate professionals with its fingerprint-resistant finish with a shoulder-friendly weight. This laptop comes in with a weight of 2.2 pounds, incorporating a 38-watt-hour battery. While this battery capacity is good enough for boardroom activities and general tasks, there is also an option of purchasing a 55-watt-hour battery for additional cost. Well, the bigger battery is not at all a bad option to consider as it only increases the overall weight of the laptop by 3 ounces making it 2.5 pounds which is still bearable. The Elite Dragonfly has also passed nine MIL-STD drop tests in drop, shock and vibration for those who have a tendency of dropping the laptop while using.

The fascinating headline claim for this model has to be its name as the ‘world’s lightest compact business convertible’ with its 13.3 inches screen display and a 360-degrees rotating laptop. The display is incorporated with IPS touch-screen with full HD. It comes in with 1920 x 1080 resolution along with a maximum brightness of 400 nits and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of it. There are also two other touch-screen options available for users which includes the panel with the same FHD resolution but with 1000 nit brightness with the Sure View privacy feature and the 4K resolution display panel option with 500 nit brightness. All three display options come in with minimal-bezel design and a screen-to-body ratio of 86 percent. While there are a lot of blue laptops with minimal-bezel out there, Elite Dragonfly is definitely something to look out for its pearlescent matte-blue shade that is both smart and reasonably fingerprint-resistant with its oleophobic coating.

The keyboard really stands out as HP has CNC-engineered each key housing on its spill-resistant, backlit Premium Collaboration Keyboard which has resulted in a good and firm action which is not too loud for the users. On the other hand, the glass multi-touch touchpad beneath the keyboard also works smoothly, increasing the overall user comfort and convenience while using the device. Just like most corporate premium laptops, HP Elite Dragonfly has opted to incorporate the top-end, 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8665U. In terms of its performance, it gives 200MHz higher clocks in Turbo Boost and 100MHz higher base clocks on paper. But the most important thing to note here has to be its ability to support Intel’s vPro feature which enables easier management of the laptop in a fleet environment, where 200 or 2000 will have to be counted for. The processor also supports Intel’s TSX-NI and Stable Platform features. Overall, Elite Dragonfly definitely promises a good performance, amazing battery life along with a truly classy design for the users out there.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.139 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

 

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


85.66%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-02- 8 (Update: 2020-02- 8)