NEW DELHI :
The HP Elite Dragonfly is meant to bring style into business class notebooks. It’s meant for HP’s enterprise customers, but unlike the usual boring black or grey ultrabooks, the Dragonfly has a sleek matte finish.
It’s not screaming for attention like , but the matte blue on this is striking and sleek nevertheless. Walk into the conference room with this in your hand and people will certainly notice. It’s also extremely thin and light, fitting the definition of an ultrabook perfectly. It’s about half the weight of a 16-inch Macbook, though that one has much more hardware inside, so the comparison here is only meant as an indication of the weight.
The Dragonfly combines the look with one of the best laptop keyboards and touchpad today. The glass touchpad is extremely responsive, never misses a gesture and is just big enough to not be cumbersome to use.
Combined with the fact that the Dragonfly is a fast enough laptop, Windows 10 runs as smooth as most ultrabooks in this price range.
That said, the Dragonfly won’t suit every business user.
It is meant to be used for spreadsheets, perhaps to stream content and write up documents. It is not for people who need to perform graphically intensive activities on their laptop. Its screen does not suit a pro user like that, but it will not disappoint all the others either.
We would have ideally preferred better battery life from an ultrabook, but the Dragonfly just about ticks the boxes for a work day’s worth of battery life. It is not enough to leave the charger home, but you are covered for 7-8 hours on each charge on its best performance mode.
It is also a convertible, meaning the screen rotates a full 360 degrees and supports touchscreen and stylus input too.
Overall, it really is a great ultrabook for business executives who do not want to do away with the style quotient.