HP Elite Dragonfly Max
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Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Elite Dragonfly Max
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.
Source: PC World Australia
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%
Source: The Verge
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
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
Source: Good Gear Guide
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
Source: Tom's Guide
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%
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2021
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Android.com.pl 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.
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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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops 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).
77.97%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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