HP Elite DragonFly 13
Intel Core i5-8265U ( 1.60GHz base frequency upto 3.90GHz with intel Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache, 4 Cores, 8 Threads )
16 GB DDR4
512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
13.3 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS glare LED backlight touch panel
01 Month Only
HP ELITE x360 DRAGONFLY 13 | 8TH GEN | Core i5-8265U (1.60 GHz) | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 13.3″ FHD IPS | TOUCH SCREEN | BKB | FP | DOS | (Open Box)
HP Elite X360 DragonFly 13
- Gen: 8th Gen
- Processor: Core i5-8265U
- Ram: 16GB
- Storage: 512GB-SSD
- Display: 13.3″ FHD
- OS: DOS
- Status: Open Box
HP Elite x360 DragonFly 13
HP Elite DragonFly 13
the HP Elite Dragonfly x360 Max design is the attention to detail. HP clearly gave a great deal of thought to crafting a laptop that addresses not just the typical needs of business users, but some things that many people might not have thought about. Consider the laptop’s “cleanability.” Not only can you use common household wipes to clean and disinfect the laptop up to 1000 cycles but HP created a simple “HP Easy Clean” utility that shuts off the touchscreen, keyboard, and touchpad so you can clean the machine without extraneous keypresses and touches. The Elite Dragonfly Max is an incredibly well-designed laptop in the ways that matter most.
The HP Elite DragonFly 13 is equipped with the Intel Core i5-8265U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Whiskey Lake generation and will probably be announced in August 2018. Compared to the similar named Kaby Lake-R processors (e.g. Core i5-8250U), the Whiskey Lake CPUs are now produced in a further improved 14nm process (14nm++) and offer higher clock speeds. The architecture and features are the same. The i5-8265U offers e.g. high Turbo clock speeds of 3,9 GHz (versus 3,4 GHz of the i5-8250U) for a single core (3.8 for two cores, 3.7 GHz for all four cores). The integrated GPU is still named Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the dual-channel memory controller still supports the same RAM speeds as Kaby-Lake-R (DDR4-2400 / LPDDR3-2133). Thermal Velocity Boost is not supported (only in the Core i7-8565U). The Whiskey Lake SoCs are used with a new PCH produced in 14nm that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and CNVi WiFi/BT parts.
Keyboard and Touchpad
HP makes great keyboards. The Elite Dragonfly 13 Max have a new and even better version. To begin with, the keyboard is solid; that is, it’s consistent across every key. That’s unusual, and it makes the typing experience more efficient and less fatiguing because your fingers aren’t experiencing a different feel as they fly around the keyboard. The switches are firm but not too firm, providing just the right amount of feedback, with a springy bottoming action that makes each key very precise. Although the laptop is small, We found key spacing to be plentiful and the keycaps are nicely sized. The user find himself typing faster and more accurately on this keyboard than any other. The touchpad is as large as it can be given the bezel size and 16:9 aspect ratio display and it’s extremely comfortable to use. The clicks are subtle and quiet, with a quality feel to them. Of course, this is Microsoft Precision touchpad, so multi-touch gestures are sure and precise. The display is touch-enabled, of course, and it’s responsive as usual. It supports HP’s Wacom AES 2.0 active pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support, and USB-C charging.
Display and Audio
The HP ELITE DRAGONFLY 13 comes with one display option, HP’s Sure View Reflect privacy screen at a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and an old-school 16:9 aspect ratio. This is an unusual display that has two distinct personalities. With the privacy mode turned off, the display is incredibly bright at a rated 1,000 nits There seems to be something about the display technology that makes our usual colorimeter testing more difficult, and try as I might, I couldn’t get up to such lofty brightness. The contrast was excellent at 1380:1 and black text popped on a white background. Combined with the outstanding keyboard, this is a great writer’s laptop. The audio quality is excellent thanks to four Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers, two upward-firing on each side of the keyboard and two downward-firing on the bottom of the case. Its own dedicated smart amplifier drives each speaker. HP touts the laptop’s bass, which is a valid boast — not only was the volume very loud and undistorted, with mids and highs that were clear and lucid, but there was a noticeable touch of bass as well.
Security and Privacy
HP carried over the various security and privacy features that we liked so much in the original Elite Dragonfly. It has vPro support as an option, meaning large organizations can integrate the laptop into their management systems. It also features HP Sure Start, which provides a security controller built directly into the motherboard and provides a layer of isolated and encrypted physical protection of the BIOS and boot-up process. As we said about the original model, the Elite Dragonfly Max exceeds most other business-class laptops in terms of the sheer number of business-oriented features.
The HP Elite DragonFly 13 Max ships with a 56 watt-hour battery and a Full HD display. As it turns out, battery life was not quite up to the same standards. Where the first-gen Elite Dragonfly hit 10.5 hours in our web-browsing test, the Max made it to 9.75 hours. Now, anything close to 10 hours in this test should be considered a good score, but more laptops have recently been hitting this number and beyond. The Elite Dragonfly Max score is now closer to average than standing out, and while it promises a full working day of battery life, some other recent laptops are stronger.