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HP Elite Dragonfly Max


HP Elite Dragonfly Max
HP Elite Dragonfly Max (Elite Dragonfly Series)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 35 W PL2 / Short Burst, 18 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake-UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1350 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz,
16 GB 
, LPDDR4X-4266, 36-39-39-90, Dual-Channel, Soldered
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, InfoVision X133NVFL R0, IPS, Controller: IVO85D2, Sure View, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 304.3 x 197.6 ( = 0.63 x 11.98 x 7.78 in)
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 1440p 30 FPS
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Quad Bang & Olufsen speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Support Assistant, Audio Control, SoftPaq Download Manager, 36 Months Warranty
1.164 kg ( = 41.06 oz / 2.57 pounds), Power Supply: 264 g ( = 9.31 oz / 0.58 pounds)
2450 USD



Average Score: 77.97% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 71%, display: 77% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly Max

90.8% HP EliteBook Dragonfly Max Convertible Review: Sure View Sounds Better Than It Looks | Notebookcheck
There's so much to like about the 13.3-inch Elite Dragonfly Max from its portable design to its 5G options and comfortable keyboard. However, Sure View hampers the visual experience significantly and it can't be ignored.
80% HP Elite Dragonfly Max review: Premium business convertible with a killer webcam
Source: PC World Australia English
The HP Elite Dragonfly Max will turn heads with its gorgeous design, and its webcam will make you the envy of every Zoom call. The 13.3-inch display may be too small if you don't travel like you used to, however, and you'll get better battery life from competing premium business convertibles.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review: Pretty Fly For A Steep Buy
Source: The Verge English
The Dragonfly is a great machine to buy, if you can afford it. I especially don’t begrudge IT departments for taking a look — businesses often buy these things in bulk and aren’t paying full price. Almost every aspect is good, and there are features you really can’t get anywhere else. If you’re looking for a combination of an embedded Tile tracker, an effective privacy screen, a 2.49-pound chassis, and a 5MP webcam with a separate infrared sensor, the Dragonfly Max is basically your only option. The Max is a luxury product, at the end of the day. It’s not so much a pragmatic purchase (for most of us) as it is a proof of concept — what could a laptop be if money were no object? The answer, as it turns out, is: very nice, and very expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% HP Elite Dragonfly Max review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lightweight, durable, secure and fairly powerful, these are the qualities every business laptop worth its salt should have. The HP Elite Dragonfly Max has all of that and more. Weighing a mere 2.5 pounds, the Dragonfly Max offers a plethora of security features, rugged durability, over 13 hours of battery life and an 11th Gen Intel processor –– all in a strikingly attractive chassis that passed 19 MIL-SPEC tests. Plus, you get an incredibly bright vivid display with a built-in privacy screen, 5G connectivity, a powerful webcam and speakers and comfy keyboard. What else could you want? Well, a price reduction for one. And the fact is, there are more powerful systems out there like the $2,902 Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1 which outdid the HP laptop in performance and endurance. However, if you want a super-secure business laptop that’s both durable and lightweight, you can’t overlook the HP Elite Dragonfly Max.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the HP Elite Dragonfly Max, the higher end version of the 13.3” Dragonfly G2 business convertible Ultrabook. The refresh of the well-received Dragonfly for 2021 features a 1,000 nit HP Sure View Reflect Privacy screen, Intel 11th gen Core i7 processors and optional 5G. It focuses on video conferencing with a 5MP webcam and 4 mics. The casing is magnesium alloy and the keyboard is superb. The laptop weighs 2.49 lb. / 1.13kg, making it one of the lighter 2-in-1 laptops on the market. It’s the more chill looking alternative to the HP Spectre x360 for the enterprise crowd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2021
HP Elite Dragonfly Max review: Premium business convertible with a killer webcam
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The HP Elite Dragonfly Max boasts a beautiful, rugged enclosure and a host of thoughtful utilities that business execs are certain to enjoy. It also supplies a gorgeous (if small) display, surprisingly robust audio output, and a 1440p webcam that puts 720p cams to shame. Its first-rate design and long list of features help to justify its lofty price, but its performance on the whole left us wanting. Even a mild disappointment is noteworthy when a laptop’s price approaches the US$3,000 mark.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2021
70% HP Elite Dragonfly Max review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The HP Elite Dragonfly Max is a pleasure to work on, but all the while, I had to ask myself: Who is this for? The only answers I could muster were either a jet-setting business professional or a secret agent. Unfortunately, I am neither of those things and would gladly trade some of the exclusive features of the Dragonfly Max for a few hundred dollars off the price tag. While I could definitely see this versatile mobile platform being useful for professionals in discretionary fields, like nurses or social workers, the price point makes the Dragonfly Max seem inaccessible except to those for whom money is no object. If you're looking for a similarly-equipped 2-in-1 that's about a thousand bucks cheaper, consider the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 — it doesn't offer quite as much storage or as many business-minded features, but it does have a gorgeous AMOLED display and a much more reasonable price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review - Premium 2-in-1 Laptop
Source: Lon.TV English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2021
70% HP Elite Dragonfly Max
Source: PC Mag English
If your work calls for connectivity in the field away from Wi-Fi hotspots, top-quality video calling, and a screen that keeps prying eyes away from your product plans or financials, the Elite Dragonfly Max is tailor-made for you. Most business professionals, however, won't meet all three of those criteria and won't be able to justify the HP's steep price, particularly when the company's Editors' Choice award-winning Spectre x360 14 costs much less. If your budget can absorb the big hit, however, this model will keep unwelcome eyes off your data and keep you connected (and looking good on camera) better than most.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Recenzja HP Elite Dragonfly Max – laptopa dla biznesu
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70%



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 Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

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.

i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.

77.97%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-06- 4 (Update: 2021-06- 4)