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Technology & IT | Monday 11 November, 2019 2:45 am |
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The HP Elite Dragonfly Officially Launches in Saudi Arabia

HP Inc. today introduced the HP Elite Dragonfly, which is the lightest compact business convertible laptop. The laptop, which is a sub one-kilogram ultralight premium PC[i], is designed to push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals. Artfully crafted to standout in a distinct Dragonfly blue, designed to be powerful, and hardened with security, the HP Elite Dragonfly ushers in a new era of mobility. 

 

Commenting on the launch, Narayanan Venkataraman, Managing Director, Saudi Arabia at HP Inc said: “The way people work, live and play is changing significantly. People are no longer bound to their desks and this means they need equipment that supports this lifestyle. Business professionals need to be mobile, move fast and freely in increase efficiency and productivity. With this in mind, we designed the HP Elite Dragonfly to make a bold, personal statement. A PC should provide freedom, adapt, and transform how and where today’s business professionals work, thus at HP we are constantly trying to reinvent how technology empowers the workforce.”

 

Additionally, the HP Elite Dragonfly is the company’s first notebook to include ocean-bound plastics[1]. Its speaker enclosure component is made with 50 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic including 5 percent ocean-bound plastics. To date, HP has sourced over one million pounds – or more than 35 million plastic bottles or more than 450 metric tonnes – of ocean-bound plastics from Haiti for its products. To ensure their ocean-bound plastics efforts continue to scale, HP has committed to including ocean-bound plastic material in all new HP Elite and HP Pro desktop and notebook computers launching in 2020.

 

Noting that consumers in the Saudi Arabia are growing increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they are buying, he added: “Sustainability and the creation of a circular economy are hugely important to us. Be it through partnerships with local charities through which we support educational projects while recycling HP ink cartridges or through the introduction of new products such as the HP Elite Dragonfly, we continue to reinforce our commitment to HP’s global sustainability agenda. The smart choices we are making about the plastic elements in devices play a crucial role in achieving those goals globally.”

 

Beyond the sustainability aspects, the HP Elite Dragonfly features the below:

 

Light and durable: 

World’s lightest compact business convertible at under one-kilogram, precision crafted from CNC-machined Magnesium for durability in a commanding, iridescent Dragonfly Blue. 
Say goodbye to clicking sounds with a redesigned ultra-lightweight quiet and backlit keyboard and a new lightweight touch pad for an ultra-smooth working experience.
Offers the world’s highest screen to body ratio in a 13-inch business convertible[ii] at almost 86% and instantly transforms from tablet to PC. 

 

Smart and personalised:

Coaches users to take breaks and provides individual productivity tips. 
HP is helping users find a healthy work and life balance with personalised wellness recommendations.

 

 

Powerful and secure: 

Verified to the target specification and key experiences of Intel’s “Project Athena” innovation program. 
Experience best-for-business performance with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor[iii]. 
Wi-Fi 6 offers up to three times faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5 for higher performance in high density environments[iv]. 
HP Sure Sense[v] defends against malware attacks on mobile workers using the power of artificial intelligence. 
HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging[vi] gets users back up and running fast— anytime, anywhere. 
HP Sure View Gen3[vii], HP’s award-winning integrated privacy screen, and HP Privacy Camera[viii] helps users control what is shared with the world. 

 

Pricing and Availability[ix]

HP Elite Dragonfly is expected to be available in 25 November, starting at SAR 5000.

 

[1] Based on HP's internal analysis as of August 2019. Notebook speaker enclosure component made with 5% ocean bound plastic as of August 2019.

 

[i]  Starting weight less than 1kg is only available in certain configurations.

[ii] Based on 8th Gen Intel® 13" business convertibles with Intel® Core™ i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro™ and a convertible non-detachable design as of August 2019 and per cent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk.

[iii] Multicore is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.

[iv] Based on Wi-Fi 5 80MHz and Wi-Fi 6 160MHz minimum requirements when transferring files between two devices connected to the same router. Requires a wireless router, sold separately, that supports 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.

[v] HP Sure Sense requires Windows 10. See product specifications for availability.

[vi] HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging Gen2 is an optional feature which must be configured at purchase. See product specifications for availability. Not available on platforms with multiple internal storage drives or Intel® Optane™. You must back up important files, data, photos, videos, etc. before use to avoid loss of data.

[vii] HP Sure View Gen3 integrated privacy screen is an optional feature that must be configured at purchase and is designed to function in landscape orientation.

[viii] HP Privacy Camera only available PCs equipped with HD or IR camera and must be installed at the factory.

[ix] Pricing and availability subject to change.

 

Intel, the Intel logo and Intel are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

 

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