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HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA

Specifications

HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA (Elite Dragonfly Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR3-2133
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Sight protection, Corning Gorilla glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
512GB SSD M.2
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, light sensor, temperature sensor, hall sensor, compass
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.1 x 304 x 197 ( = 0.63 x 11.97 x 7.76 in)
Battery
38 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
990 g ( = 34.92 oz / 2.18 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 88.91% - very good
Average of 11 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 95%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA

80% HP Elite Dragonfly review: One beautiful business convertible
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Elite Dragonfly has nearly everything a business professional could want. With thoughtful features like the Sure View privacy filter, webcam cover, and rugged MIL-STD-810G certification, it appears fully equipped to stand up against the tedium of board meetings and travel. The magnesium alloy chassis is super slim and light, but build quality is still unreservedly top-notch. What's more, it even has an oleophobic coating that keeps it looking pristine. You aren't left wanting in terms of connectivity options either, with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a full-sized HDMI output, and support for Wi-Fi 6 and LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
100% HP Elite Dragonfly G1 review: An enterprise essential
Source: It Pro English
The HP Elite Dragonfly is an outstanding debut edition for a sophisticated device that could well cement itself as an enterprise essential. This striking 2-in-1 excels on several fronts - from fantastic connectivity to an excellent display - while leaning on its premium design and build quality to carve itself a unique identity. Moreover, a string of minor but significant features, such as a built-in webcam cover, underlines its enterprise-friendly credentials. While performance levels can’t match the beefiest devices on the market, power isn’t the Dragonfly’s key selling point - it’s practicality. Its main advantages include HP’s security software, battery life, and its sub-kilo weight. Both immensely stylish and functional in equal measure, the HP Elite Dragonfly is highly commendable. If you’re willing to look past its premium price tag, a wealth of features combine with aplomb to render this device an absolute joy to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
HP Elite Dragonfly Review
Source: Yugatech English
That being said, the HP Elite Dragonfly is not a bad laptop at all. If you want a laptop with a muted aesthetic, extremely portable due to its weight, and durable build quality, then the HP Elite Dragonfly would be a great option. It’s a pleasure to use, and I have no real complaints (aside from its lack of an SD card reader) during my time using it as a daily driver.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2020
80% HP Elite Dragonfly review: One beautiful business convertible
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Elite Dragonfly has nearly everything a business professional could want. With thoughtful features like the Sure View privacy filter, webcam cover, and rugged MIL-STD-810G certification, it appears fully equipped to stand up against the tedium of board meetings and travel. The magnesium alloy chassis is super slim and light, but build quality is still unreservedly top-notch. What's more, it even has an oleophobic coating that keeps it looking pristine. You don't want in terms of connectivity options either, with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a full-sized HDMI output, and support for Wi-Fi 6 and LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
100% HP Elite Dragonfly G1 review: An enterprise essential
Source: It Pro English
This striking 2-in-1 excels on several fronts - from fantastic connectivity to an excellent display - while leaning on its premium design and build quality to carve itself a unique identity. Moreover, a string of minor but significant features, such as a built-in webcam cover, underlines its enterprise-friendly credentials. While performance levels can’t match the beefiest devices on the market, power isn’t the Dragonfly’s key selling point - it’s practicality. Its main advantages include HP’s security software, battery life, and its sub-kilo weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook Review
Source: The Tech Revolutionist English
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
88% HP Elite Dragonfly review: Pretty powerful for a 2-pound laptop
Source: Engadget English
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%
100% HP Elite Dragonfly review
Source: Techradar English
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%
HP Elite Dragonfly review: An amazing convertible, not just for businesses
Source: Neowin English
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
80% The HP Elite Dragonfly is too stylish for the boardroom
Source: The Verge English
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%
80% HP Elite Dragonfly
Source: PC Mag English
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%
90% HP Elite Dragonfly Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
HP Elite Dragonfly hands-on review: A potential XPS killer
Source: It Pro English
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
Here's how HP's Elite Dragonfly business ultrabook is designed for the next-gen mobile workforce
Source: Hardware Zone English
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

Foreign Reviews

90% HP Elite Dragonfly, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
HP Elite Dragonfly
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2020
90% HP Elite Dragonfly
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Обзор ноутбука HP Elite Dragonfly: невесомый и долгоиграющий
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; light weight; nice display; backlit keys; excellent speakers; high autonomy. Negative: Weak GPU; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2020
Test HP Elitebook Dragonfly: Notebook s přetáčecím displejem, který váží jen kilo
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
HP ra mắt laptop gaming đầu tiên tại VN, giá từ 55 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Test av HP Elite Dragonfly
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

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.


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.


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.


0.99 kg:

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).


88.91%: 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, 2019-11- 9 (Update: 2019-11- 9)