HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA
Average of 5 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA
Source: The Tech Revolutionist
The HP Elite Dragonfly is an all-rounder catered for the business executives. This notebook checks the mark for all the needs of a business executive, providing ultra-portability, performance, long battery life and privacy features. There is no doubt that we will recommend the HP Elite Dragonfly for anyone that is looking for a new laptop for your daily use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2020
The Elite Dragonfly is a business laptop in name only. With its light weight, small size and attractive design, the Dragonfly looks more like a stylish ultraportable than a clunky notebook your company’s IT department handed to you. It offers powerful multitasking chops, though you won’t be able to play many games on it. The Dragonfly’s battery life may lag some of its rivals, but is still long enough to get you beyond a work day. For those looking for a good-looking laptop and don’t need a ton of muscle, the Elite Dragonfly is perfectly adequate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 88%
The HP Elite Dragonfly is easily the best laptop out there for traveling professionals and executives. It's thin, light, powerful and is one of the most stylish laptops on the market. If you have the cash, you can't go wrong with this laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
But this is a 13-inch convertible that weighs in at 2.5 pounds (starts at 2.18 pounds), which is incredible. It makes it so much easier to carry around. It's one of those PCs that you can put in a backpack and it feels like nothing is there at all. And at that weight, it's not making compromises, still including a phenomenal keyboard, great speakers, and so on.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2019
Source: The Verge
The Dragonfly proves that corporate business machines don’t have to be boring and soulless. In fact, they can be more desirable than their consumer-focused counterparts. It even has a cool name, unlike the jumble of letters and numbers most laptops are bestowed with. The biggest issue with the Dragonfly might be its price. At this cost, it’s not likely to become a standard-issue computer at most companies, and it will likely be reserved for the C-suite. But if you do have the budget for it, the Dragonfly is an excellent productivity laptop with few issues marring its experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The HP Elite Dragonfly is a no-compromises, no-nonsense business laptop that manages to stay under 2.5 pounds while including a 360-degree convertible hinge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
I can’t believe this is a business laptop. Probably because I really, really want the HP Elite Dragonfly to be my new laptop around town. The only thing stopping it for me is the addition of Intel vPro technology which relegates the Dragonfly to an 8th Gen processor. Outside of that, the laptop is almost perfect. It’s gorgeous and durable with a bright display and comfortable keyboard and it gets nearly 13 hours of battery life. Sure, the audio needs work, but like I said: almost perfect.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: It Pro
For a number of years, the XPS 13 has been considered the most powerful and business-friendly Windows machine on the market. While our hands-on assessment of the Dragonfly is hardly conclusive, HP’s stunning 2-in-1 has a real chance to steal Dell’s crown.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2019
Source: Hardware Zone
In terms of actual configuration options, that will vary market to market, but what we know is that it will have SSD storage configurations of up to 2TB in capacity, have 8GB and 16GB RAM configurations. The 16GB RAM config is soldered down with no expansion options and is laid out to support dual-channel operation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2019
Source: Hipertextual ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2020
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice performance; decent connectivity. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2019
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; good display; decent connectivity. Negative: Poor display; uncomfortable keyboard; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2019
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.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
i7-8565U: 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 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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).
87.6%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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