HP is refreshing its business-focused Elite Dragonfly vary this yr with an up to date G2 mannequin and a brand new Dragonfly Max choice. Each laptops will embody Intel’s newest eleventh Gen processors, and elective 5G connectivity. The Max mannequin even improves the built-in webcam, and provides a second black colour choice for the vary.
Each the 13.3-inch Dragonfly G2 and Dragonfly Max will ship with eleventh Gen Intel processors, with the i3 solely out there on the G2 and i5 and i7 processor choices out there on each. Each may also be configured as much as 32GB of RAM and as much as 2TB of M.2 SSD space for storing. Each fashions will even embody a single USB 3.1 charging port, two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, a single HDMI 1.4b port, and Nano SIM help.
The place the fashions actually differ is in show configurations and webcams. The Dragonfly Max will solely be out there with a 13.3-inch HD (1920 x 1080) show, whilst you can configure the Dragonfly G2 with HD or 4K panels. Each will nonetheless embody choices for HP’s privacy-oriented display that features know-how to tint the display so that folks passing by can’t eavesdrop on what you’re doing.
The Dragonfly Max will even embody a 5-megapixel webcam, up from the 1.2-megapixel one discovered on the G2. It’s an important change in an period of distant working the place conventional laptop computer webcams are sometimes falling quick. The Max additionally has 4 wide-array microphones for higher video and audio calls, and retains the devoted webcam privateness slider discovered on final yr’s Dragonfly laptops. HP has eliminated this handbook slider on the G2 this yr, and changed it with a button on the keyboard that prompts the webcam shutter.
Each the Dragonfly G2 and Max will embody 5G choices, with AT&T and T-Cellular networks supported within the US. HP can also be maintaining the built-in Tile tracker it launched with the 2020 fashions. You may monitor the laptop computer similar to some other Tile machine, so long as it has some battery life left.
HP says it expects each the Dragonfly G2 and Max to be out there in January, however the firm isn’t asserting pricing particulars simply but. Given the bottom mannequin of the 2020 Dragonfly G2 was $1,500, this yr’s fashions are certain to be dear choices for companies.