I’ve recently joined Data#3 as the new HP Device Specialist. I’ve always had an interest in technology and some of my childhood memories include fighting over who gets first go on the computer and yelling at whoever was on phone to get off while I was on the internet – the joys of dial up!
My curiosity and interest in technology are what attracted me to this role. It’s a privilege to work with HP, an industry leader who is passionate about innovation, committed to sustainability and providing experiences that amaze. These values could not be more evident in the upcoming release of their newest convertible, the HP Elite Dragonfly.
I recently had the opportunity to attend HP’s Dragonfly launch event and much like their devices, HP’s events certainly amaze. Held at the NSW Art Gallery, we enjoyed first class entertainment with Delta Goodrem, as well as meal design by Curtis Stone himself. The event also gave me the opportunity to experience the HP Elite Dragonfly first hand.
This sleek and ultra-light device comes in a beautiful iridescent dragonfly blue. As a mobile worker, I cannot wait to get my hands on this highly portable device. Despite the thin and light weight design, HP have still managed to fit HDMI, 2x USB-C and USB-A ports, which saves users like me, carrying adapters and dongles around.
For those questioning how much computing power is able to fit in such a thin device, the answer is a lot, with options to upgrade to 16GB RAM and 2TB of storage. The x360 design, touch and pen capabilities allow you to adapt this flexible device to your preferred working style, whether that is the traditional laptop mode, tablet mode, or notetaking mode with the pen. Not to mention the tent mode, which is great for watching videos, especially if you are in transit.
This highly portable device is ideal for the anywhere workplace. I know that I can’t wait to take it on-the-go when I have meetings in different locations. The HP Dragonfly Elite is the world’s lightest laptop in the business convertible 13″ category1, weighing just under 1kg. You also have the option to upgrade the battery, so that it can last up to 24 hours! With LTE capabilities, you can stay connected outside the office with ease.
Working on the go, you will no longer need to be concerned about your security and any prying eyes, as the HP Elite Dragonfly is equipped with Sure View – an inbuilt privacy screen you can turn off and on and HP multi-factor authenticate. This is as simple as logging in with the fingerprint scanner or facial recognition.
During one of my first HP inductions, I was encouraged to drop a HP 2 in 1 device ON PURPOSE, with no screen cracks and the device turning on and still working like a treat I was quite impressed. This wasn’t just a fun activity, but a demonstration on how durable and strong HP make their devices.
Each device goes through more than a hundred thousand hours of testing including extreme temperatures, humidity testing and drops and spills. I personally had a close call when I split a glass of water over my HP laptop, lucky it was built to survive these everyday accidents!
HP build durable and reliable devices, which go through extensive testing including passing up to 19 MIL-STD-810G, a benchmark for quality testing in extreme conditions. So, when you take your HP Dragonfly Elite with you to your next business trip, you can rest assured that it is durable and has been tested in a number of scenarios.
Did you know that 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year2? HP is taking the war on waste seriously, and has vowed to manufacture all of its personal systems and printing products with 30% recycled plastic by 20253. The HP Elite Dragonfly is the third device to be made with ocean-bound plastics, recycled from litter collected in Haiti. Recycled plastic comprises at least half of the material used to build the speaker component, which is about 5% of the device. HP’s commitment to sustainability is something that I am proud to support, and it’s a great step closer to cleaner oceans.
As you can see, I am very excited about the launch of the HP Dragonfly Elite, which will be available from 20 November. This high performing device that not only looks great, but also represents a significant shift in how HP is helping our environment.
To learn more, please connect with me on LinkedIn or register below to be one of the first test out a demonstration unit when they arrive in late November.
1. Based on compact business convertibles with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro™ and a convertible non-detachable under 59 cubic inches as of August 2019.
2. Pastic Oceans International (2019). The Facts. [Online] Available at https://plasticoceans.org/the-facts/
3. Kulp, Patrick (2019). HP Debuts First Personal Computer Made With Ocean-Bound Plastics. [Online] Available at https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/hp-debuts-first-personal-computer-made-with-ocean-bound-plastics/