At CES 2021, HP made a couple of announcements including the Elite Dragonfly G2, Elite Dragonfly Max, Envy 14 and more.
“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.”
Elite Dragonfly G2
The Elite Dragonfly G2 is the successor to the original model from last year.
Just like the first one, the new model is made from recycled materials including ocean-bound plastics and weighs less than 1kg. It also still comes in the striking Dragonfly Blue colour.
The updated model is powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel processors (up to an i7) and up to 32GB of RAM.
The laptop has a 13.3-inch screen that can be optioned with an FHD or UHD resolution.
For storage, you can get the laptop with an SSD up to 2TB. Ports include a USB 3.1 G1, 2 USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4b and nanoSIM slot.
The webcam is HD and has an IR sensor for Windows Hello along with an HP Sure Shutter for privacy.
HP hasn’t said what the battery life is like but it does include HP Fast Charge to get you 50% in 30 mins.
The Elite Dragonfly G2 is launching later this month in Canada and the US, with pricing announced closer to launch.
Elite Dragonfly Max
In addition to the Elite Dragonfly G2, HP has introduced the Elite Dragonfly Max.
Despite its name, the Elite Dragonfly Max still has a 13.3-inch screen like the G2.
The Elite Dragonfly Max is powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel processors (up to an i7) and up to 32GB of RAM.
Storage options include an SSD with up to 2TB. Ports include a USB 3.1 G1, 2 USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4b and nanoSIM slot.
The Elite Dragonfly Max has a 5MP webcam with an IR sensor for Windows Hello and a wide-range mic array to help with noise reduction.
For colours, the Elite Dragonfly Max comes in Sparkling Black and Dragonfly Blue. The laptop weighs 1.1kg, just slightly more than the G2.
Battery life hasn’t been announced but the Max will have Fast Charge as well.
The Elite Dragonfly Max is launching later this month in the US, with pricing announced closer to launch. The laptop will be coming to Canada in April.
On the consumer side, HP has their new Envy 14 which uses the 11th Gen Intel processors with 16GB of RAM. It also comes with an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU.
The screen is 14-inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 with touch.
For ports, the laptop has 1 Thunderbolt 4 USB 4 port, 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, headphone jack and an HDMI 2.0 port.
The Envy 14 is launching at the end of the month, starting at $999 USD.