The new HP Elite Dragonfly G2 is finally launched. The notebook was announced at CES last year, but was not released. But this year, the Dragonfly G2 is supposed to be ready. It comes with the energy-saving Tiger Lake CPUs and limits the battery to 13 watts.
Business notebook with low TDP
The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 is practically HP’s eye-catcher at this year’s CES. It relies on the power-saving Intel Tiger Lake processors and is supposed to be run with a low TDP. Which in turn will have a good impact on the battery life. The Dragonfly G2 limits the Tiger Lake U to 13 watts. That shouldn’t be a problem, since Intel has issued specifications of 12 to 28 watts for the processors. Meanwhile, the battery life is not yet specified. HP advertised a runtime of 24.5 hours for the first Dragonfly, but it remains to be seen whether the G2 will reach that. The Qualcomm X55 modem will also enable the 5G option that was announced last year.
HP relies on a 13.3-inch low-power display with Full HD resolution for the basic model of the Dragonfly G2. The brightness of the display is a maximum of 400 nits. You can also decide differently here; a 1000 nits Full HD display with privacy mode is optionally available. There is also a UHD-HDR400 option, which naturally has some impact on the battery runtime. Another option is the pen support, which is possible with all touch displays.
Lightweight with large memory capabilities
High memory for simultaneous applications is no problem on the HP Elite Dragonfly G2, with a maximum of 32 GB LPDDR5 installed here. In addition, there is an M.2 SSD with up to a maximum of 2 TB. As for the ports, the G2 has two USB Type C Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB Type A for charging, a jack and an HDMI port. There is also a nano-SIM slot so that all connections are available on the go, and the Kensington lock ensures security. With all the features, the HP Elite Dragonfly G2 weighs just 989 grams.
HP Elite Dragonfly Max
The Dragonfly Max also comes with a 13.3-inch display and at least one Intel Core i5. The working memory is then supposed to be 16 GB of RAM. A special feature is the Eyesafe display with 1,000 nits. In addition, it has a 5 megapixel camera in contrast to the base model with a 720p cam and four instead of two microphones. HP’s Elite Wireless Earbuds are also available as an option. The battery is supposed to be a bit bigger in the Max version, which has 56.2 Wh. However, the battery runtime of the Dragonfly Max has not been announced. The big brother has dimensions of 304.3 × 197.5 × 16.1 mm (L x W x H).
Availability and prices
Both models of the HP Elite Dragonfly should be available from February 2021, while the prices have not been announced yet. The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 will be available in Dragonfly Blue and the Max version will also be available in Sparkling Black.