Got my new work laptop. HP Dragonfly. Wow!
Specs (16GB, 1TB, i7, 4k, 13" 2 in 1), but a couple of things stood out about this:
- Size and weight - This thing is lighter than a Macbook Air (2.5 pounds vs 2.8 pounds) and that’s the heavier version with the longer life battery, they have a 2.2 pound (sub 1kg version)
- 4K screen, 550 nit, brighter than the air, higher res
- 30% Battery life than the a
- Keyboard has decent travel unlike the scissor crap - its not as good as Lenovo but very close
- Built in LTE
- built-in finger print reader, IR facial recognition etc.
- ports ports ports - hdmi, 2 x usb-c/thunderbolt, USB-A and they did it without it looking crap
There is a host of other crap they include like spill proof keyboard. The charger is tiny.
And it actually looks incredible. Normally PC’s look like a bricklayer designed them but this is beautiful.
So what is the relevance? Its probably not a popular question.
There is one thing that stands out about this: They created a machine that is smaller, lighter, has better specs, better battery life that looks good AND they hard drive and battery is still user replaceable.
They didn’t actually have to compromise on that. Which raises the question. Is Apple creating thinner machines that are non-user upgradeable because they aren’t technologically possible for the size? Or because they don’t want to.