HP’s lightest business laptop launches in the UAE

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31 Oct 2019 by BusinessTraveller

HP’s new Elite Dragonfly, its lightest-ever convertible business laptop, has launched in the UAE and seeks to cater to the growing number of professionals working ‘on the go’.

Weighing less than 1kg, the sleek PC offers up to 24.5-hour battery life – certain to last the duration of the longest nonstop commercial flight, recently tested by Qantas (19 hours and 16 minutes).

Although lightweight, the device – made of magnesium – is durable.

Featuring a curved display, the 13-inch business convertible (which can bend 360 degrees), comes with wifi-6 connectivity and an optional gigabit-class 4G LTE that will allow users to connect from almost anywhere using 4×4 antennas.

HP’s Elite Dragonfly

The device is powered by an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processor that, according to Intel, “provides the uncompromising capability that is best for business and matches the ambition of mobile professionals”.

Other features include a ‘private screen’ thanks to the HP Sure View, three-way authentication with fingerprint and facial recognition, and a shuttered camera to protect privacy. The device also comes with an ‘ultra-quiet keyboard’ with backlight, audio by Bang & Olufsen, HP noise cancellation, four speakers, and four amps.

The Elite Dragonfly will be available with HP’s partners in the Middle East from the end of November with prices starting from 5,499 AED including VAT.

It is HP’s first business convertible with preinstalled personal wellbeing software, HP WorkWell. The software, aimed at helping users find a healthy work-life balance, provides individual productivity tips.

HP’s Elite Dragonfly

Another feature is the HP Device Bridge, a new technology that allows users to simultaneously control two PCs. Users can view, copy, and paste between devices with a single keyboard and mouse.

HP is also offering premium accessories such as the Elite 13.3 leather sleeve and a Bluetooth travel mouse.

“A PC should provide freedom, adapt and transform how and where today’s business professionals work,” said George Rouppas, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey Head of Personal Systems Category.

“HP innovation is moving businesses beyond the status quo with incredibly light, powerful, and highly secure PC designs and a connected ecosystem for next generation workplaces. HP is reimagining how technology empowers today’s workforce.”

For more information, visit hp.com/middleeast/en/elitedragonfly

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