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HP reveals the DragonFly Pro in Windows and Chromebook flavors

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TL;DR

  • HP has announced the addition of the Dragonfly Pro to its Dragonfly brand.
  • The Dragonfly Pro will be available in two models — a Windows model and a Chromebook model.
  • HP’s Dragonfly Pro series is scheduled to launch in spring 2023.

CES 2023 has kicked off and HP has wasted no time in showing off a slew of new products. Among all the items it brought to this year’s show, one of the highlights is the company’s new Dragonfly Pro series.

During CES 2023, HP announced the latest addition to its Dragonfly brand — the Dragonfly Pro. Similar to the rest of its Dragonfly lineup, the Pro is designed to cater to business professionals. However, this model is said to be specifically aimed at freelancers.

The Dragonfly Pro will be available in two models — a Windows model and a Chromebook model.

What to know about the Dragonfly Pro (Windows)

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Other than a few different keys on the keyboard and size of the speakers, both laptops have a similar physical build. But it’s the parts and insides where the two really part ways. The Windows variant uses an AMD processor with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It also contains a haptic trackpad, Full HD (1920 x 1200) screen, a 5MP webcam, and audio by Bang & Olufsen. And for battery life, you get up to 16 hours (with video playback).

Dragonfly Pro Specs

Operating System

Windows 11 Home

Processor

AMD Ryzen7 7736u Mobile Processor with AMD Radeon Graphics

Graphics

AMD Radeon Integrated Graphics

Memory

32GB LPDDR5 6400Mbps RAM (onboard)
16GB LPDDR5 6400Mbps RAM

Internal Storage

1TB PCIe NVMe SSD (onboard)
512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (onboard)

Display

14-inch diagonal full HD (1920 x 1200)

Webcam

5MP IR camera with camera shutter

Audio

Bang & Olufsen; Dual Mic and Quad speakers; Soundwire Waves Maxx audio

Input/Connectivity

Haptic Trackpad
Keyboard with Backlight
2 USB4 Type-C 40Gbps signaling rate and TBT3 Compatible (USB Power
Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Fast Charge)
1 SuperSpeed USB3.2 Type C 10Gbps signaling rate (with HP Fast Charge)

Battery Life & Power

Up to 16 hours (mixed usage- MM18)
Up to 16 hours (video playback)
Up to 12 hours and 30 minutes (wireless streaming)
64.6Wh Battery
96W USB-C AC Power Adapter

Battery Recharge Time

Approximately 50% in 30 minutes with 96W adapter

Weight and Dimensions

3.53lbs 12.39 (W) x 8.78 (D) x 0.72 (H) in

Color

Sparkling Black
Ceramic White

Security and Protection

Fingerprint sensor
Facial recognition
IR camera for Windows Hello log-in

What to know about the Dragonfly Pro Chromebook

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The Chromebook version is said to have the world’s first 8MP user-facing webcam and the brightest display to ever appear in a clamshell Chromebook. HP also claims the laptop is Intel Evo verified for fast performance, connectivity, and charging. And it allows for seamless pairing with the user’s phone.

Dragonfly Pro Chromebook Specs

Operating System

Chrome OS

Processor

12th Gen Intel CoreTM i5-1235U (12 threads, 3.67GHz) processor[

Graphics

Integrated: Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

16 GB LPDDR5

Internal Storage

256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD

Display

14-inch diagonal, LCD (2560×1600)

Webcam

8MP camera

Audio

Bang & Olufsen; Four speakers (two up-firing, two down-firing)

Input/Connectivity

RGB Backlit
4 Thunderbolt 4 USB4 Type-C

Battery Life & Power

All-day battery life
4-cells (2S2P), 51.3 Wh Li-ion polymer
96W USB Type-C power adapter, PD 3.0

Battery Recharge Time

Approximately 50% in 30 minutes with 96W adapter

Weight and Dimensions

3.33 lbs
12.4 (W) x 8.7 (D) x 0.7 (H) in

Color

Sparkling Black
Ceramic White

Security and Protection

H1 secure microcontroller

According to the Palo Alto-based firm, this line is capable of handling heavy workloads and multitasking to help reduce the friction in users’ hybrid lives. Both models will also provide 24/7 concierge support and services, as well as tools like an adaptive battery optimizer and AI noise removal for video chats.

As of this moment, it’s unknown what the price point of these laptops will be. However, HP did reveal that both computers are expected to launch this spring with more details to follow.