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HP Elite Dragonfly is a beautified EliteBook x360 1030, will offer features missing on the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1

HP Dragonfly is a beautified EliteBook x360 1030 designed to tackle the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 (Source: HP)
HP Dragonfly is a beautified EliteBook x360 1030 designed to tackle the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 (Source: HP)
The Dragonfly convertible will differ from your typical gray EliteBook by its blue chassis designed to attract attention and breathe new colors to the Elite series. Expect availability in the weeks ahead since this Athena-certified system will run on the Intel 9th gen series instead of 10th gen.

HP launched its 13.3-inch EliteBook x360 1030 G4/G5 earlier this year with Whiskey Lake-U CPUs and new display options reaching 1000 nits. The 13.3-inch HP Elite Dragonfly expands upon the EliteBook x360 1030 series with a new coat of paint and an even lighter chassis starting at just under 1 kg to be one of the lightest business convertibles in its size category.

So, why call it the Dragonfly and not the EliteBook x360 1030 G6? According to HP, the new name references the slightly iridescent blue color of the matte chassis and oleophobic protection which are firsts for the Elite series. The Magnesium alloy construction and MIL-STD 810G certification remain intact.

Aside from its attractive aesthetics, the model will inherit most of the features of the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 including the full-size HDMI port, USB 3.1 Type-A port, optional 1000-nit touchscreen, and gigabit 4G LTE connectivity all of which are missing on the competing Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1. On the flip side, HP has dropped the MicroSD reader.

Interestingly, HP will opt for the last generation Whiskey Lake-U series instead of the newer 10th gen Ice Lake-U or Comet Lake-U likely because of vPro integration.

HP has yet not announced any starting prices for the Elite Dragonfly, but all of its SKUs and options can be found on its full specifications sheet below. Note that two battery options will be available - a lighter 38 Wh version and a heavier 56.2 Wh version that promises over 20 hours of battery life.

HP Elite DragonflyDell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1
CPUWhiskey Lake-U
Core i3-8145U to
Core i7-8665U
Ice Lake-U
Core i3-1005G1 to
Core i7-1065G7
RAM8 to 16 GB LPDDR3-2133 Soldered4 to 32 GB LPDDR4x 3733 MHz Soldered
Display13.3-inch FHD 400 nits or
1000 nits w/ Sure View or
4K UHD 550 nits
16:9
13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) or
4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400)
16:10
Ports2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3
USB 3.1 Type-A Gen. 1
3.5 mm combo audio
HDMI 1.4
Nano SIM slot
2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3
3.5 mm combo audio
MicroSD reader
StorageUp to 2 TB PCIe NVMeUp to 512 GB PCIe NVMe
Soldered
WirelessWi-Fi 6
4x4 Gigabit 4G LTE 
Wi-Fi 6
Battery38 Wh or
56.2 Wh
51 Wh
Dimensions16.1 x 304.3 x 197.5 mm13 x 296 x 207 mm
Weight0.99 kg and up1.33 kg

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HP Elite Dragonfly specifications (Note that this draft has incorrect listings for "AX200 Wi-Fi 5" and available port options)
HP Elite Dragonfly specifications (Note that this draft has incorrect listings for "AX200 Wi-Fi 5" and available port options)

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Allen Ngo, 2019-09-18 (Update: 2019-09-18)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.