HP Elite Folio

CES 2021: HP launches personal devices for hybrid workers

With HP Dragonfly G2, HP Dragonfly Max, and HP Elite Folio, technology company HP aims to capture the increasing number of the hybrid workforce with these latest personal computing devices.

“While the PC is more essential than ever, what’s most important of all is people. Our innovation engine continues to be grounded in deep customer insights that help keep people connected, engaged, and contributing in this new world,” said Alex Cho, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “We are looking beyond the device people use to what will improve their experience — from software that provides lighting control for video calls, peripherals that enable a more customized experience, to how services can make it easier to monitor and manage devices for a multitude of devices.”

The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 is positioned as “the world’s lightest compact business convertible” with a starting weight of less than 2.2 lbs (1 kilogram). The device is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core processors and new Intel integrated graphics. The new built-in Tile allows users to connect to 5G or gigabit-class 4G LTE connectivity. The Dragonfly Blue chassis is a convertible 2-in-1 offers new features that include crystal-clear sound with Audio by Bang & Olufsen, now AI (artificial intelligence)-enabled that promise better audio experience for speech, music, and movies. HP’s new intrusion detection technology, HP Tamper Lock, locks the PC if it has been physically opened or compromised and notifies the user.

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The HP Elite Dragonfly Max is designed for portability, collaboration, and remote work. Available in Sparkling Black or Dragonfly Blue, the Elite Dragonfly Max offers enhanced collaboration features including four wide-range microphones with AI-driven audio optimization, a 5 MP + IR camera for high quality video chatting, and an HP Eye Ease display blue light technology with Eyesafe certification, to work, surf, or chat without burdening eyes.

For those who want a personal device that can double as a tablet, there’s the HP Elite Folio, which also functions as a phone. It features a pull-forward form factor with a flexible, magnesium unibody design, and vegan leather covering. The device features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform delivering multi-gigabit connectivity speeds with optional 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, and offers up to 24.5 hours of local video playback. It also features a 76-degree field of view webcam, dual microphone array, and high-definition speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen. The 13.5-inch diagonal display features an optional HP Sure View Reflect privacy panel, and a HD webcam with a built-in privacy shutter for enhanced security. The device also includes an always-ready HP Elite Slim Active Pen with an integrated charging and storage cradle for quick access.

HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero

The HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero is geared toward multitaskers who are always on the move. With a starting weight under 2.5 lbs., the device comes equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core processors, integrated Tile capabilities, Wi-Fi 6, and optional 5G LTE connectivity options. Built to be a portable device, users can join video calls anywhere as if also has an integrated 720p HD camera, world-facing third microphone, top-firing speakers, and AI-based audio. The device hosts a variety of HP security features to keep sensitive data safe, including an HP Privacy Camera and optional HP Sure View Reflect to protect against visual hacking. The design features a new magnesium chassis that contains 90% recycled materials, recycled plastics, and 100% sustainably sourced packaging to reduce environmental impact.

HP Envy 14

Finally, the HP Envy 14 is a mobile personal creative studio with multi-touch-enabled IPS display. HP said this is its first 14-inch diagonal laptop featuring color calibration with Delta E <2 for color accuracy right out of the box. Users can customize the 11th Gen Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q design graphics through four different settings in HP System Control. The device also includes a physical shutter for the webcam, a dedicated mute microphone key on the keyboard, and features AI Noise Removal to intelligently mute background noise when using speakers, headphones, or the microphone during video chats, audio calls, and recordings. Easily and reliably transfer photos, videos, documents, and more, wirelessly between PC and mobile devices with HP QuickDrop.