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HP's Elite Dragonfly is a very good business convertible

The lightweight Elite Dragonfly from HP is primarily designed for mobile users looking for a light device without sacrificing familiar security features from the EliteBook series. We were very pleased with the compact convertible in our review, but not all configurations make sense.

HP offers the Elite Dragonfly in addition to the familiar EliteBooks, including the very similar EliteBook x360 1030 G4. However, the Dragonfly gets a magnesium alloy chassis in a very noble dark blue color, which reduces the weight of some configurations to less than 1 kg. this requires the smaller 2-cell battery though. We reviewed the model with the larger 4-cell battery, which increases the weight to little more than 1.1 kg, but also enables battery runtimes of more than 10 hours.

You can choose between three touchscreens, all of which have a glossy surface. The standard 1080p screen left a good impression, but struggles in bright environments due to reflections. There is an option for a very bright 1080p-model, but the included SureView technology has problems as well, which is evident in the review of the EliteBook x360 1030 G4. Finally there is a 4K screen, but it should increase the power consumption significantly.

Then there is the performance, and here you should just get the "smaller" Core i5 processor, because the Turbo Boost is very limited and the performance will be quickly reduced. The cooling solution is hardly audible in return, so we can live with this compromise. The performance is still sufficient for common office tasks, but you should know that the device is not ideal for instense workloads. However, this does not change with the optional Core i7, either.

Please have a look at our comprehensive review of the HP Elite Dragonfly for more information and detailed benchmarks. 

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-04- 8 (Update: 2020-04- 9)
Andreas Osthoff
Editor of the original article: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Notebooks
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.