HP's latest EliteBook, the Elite Dragonfly, does not look like a business laptop. It comes in a shade of deep blue, and its lightweight magnesium construction looks and feels more like a premium consumer laptop than something made for the commercial industry.
The 13.3-inch Dragonfly Elite weighs less than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds). It is much lighter than HP's previous EliteBooks, light enough to carry with one hand. HP is clearly trying to face other lightweight competitors like the LG Gram. And although it doesn't weigh much, the machine doesn't feel cheap, and it's full of ports and features.
This is a 2-in-1 laptop, so it can be folded 360 degrees, in case you want to use it as a tablet or write on your screen. Supports active stylus, but sold separately. Around its sides, you will find two Thunderbolt 3 ports (any of which the laptop can charge), a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Kensington lock. Its 720p webcam is on the screen (complete with a hardware shutter for privacy) and is compatible with Windows Hello. There is also a fingerprint sensor in the palm rest, if you wish to have more than one authentication method at your disposal.
The Elite Dragonfly has an eighth-generation Intel Core U-series vPro processor that, according to Intel, is "business class, but consumer friendly." According to its specifications In addition, the range of available CPUs to choose from starts with the Intel Core i3-8145U at the lower end of the Intel Core i7-8565U, although all options have Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics. This machine can be configured with up to 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM and 2 TB of NVMe SSD storage, although the input model includes 8 GB of RAM and a slower M.2 128 GB SATA drive.
Other features include support for the recently released Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), which allows Internet speeds 5 times faster than 802.11ac. You can opt for 4G LTE if you wish; HP has added 4×4 antennas to that model (two on the upper bezel of the screen and two surrounding the palm rest), which should greatly improve transfer speeds compared to the 2×2 antenna layout on the HP EliteBook x360 1030, its previous model.  Grid view