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Hewlett-Packard Computers, the producers of HP computers have launched a brand new 2-in-1 convertible computer named the Elite Dragonfly in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ifeyinwa Afe (r) demonstrating how the laptop works
The launch which took place at the EbonyLife building in Victoria Island, Lagos attracted people from the media, HP partners and business owners who wanted to have a first glance at the computer which was described as “the lightest computer in the whole world”.
While welcoming the audience in her opening speech, the Managing Director of HP Nigeria who doubles as the District Head of HP Central Africa, Mrs Ifeyinwa Afe welcomed guests to the event.
She stressed the company’s commitment to HP’s humble roots of staying true to the production of the world’s best computers and putting customers interest first.
She noted that HP are still committed to data, privacy and security, as well as creating products as a service. She went on to assure guests of HP’s will to continually strive to be a producer of firsts but when they don’t come first, it is always for the best.
Mrs Afe then pointed out that the Elite Dragonfly is a testament to the fact that businesses will always win with HP.
She called the attention of the guests to HP’s use of mostly ocean waste materials in the manufacture of the HP Elite Dragonfly.
These ocean plastics were removed by HP in order to make the environment safer.
She alluded to HP’s track record as an environmentally responsible organization and assured guests of the company’s will to continue to break the mould in adjusting the environment to climate change and sensitizing the society of steps that we need to take as a people to ensure the survival of the planet.
Later on in the evening, while fielding questions from journalists, Mrs Afe had this to say: “Everyone (in the computing industry) has something to offer, but I can assure you that there is nothing like this(Sic)”.
Taking a look at the HP Elite Dragonfly, one will quickly recognize a few things. For one, it is truly the world’s lightest computer as it weights just 1kg as its starting weight.
When this writer held the computer yesterday, it felt as light as a small pillow so it seemed HP were truthful in that department.
One of the most fascinating features of the HP Dragonfly as announced at the launch is that it has a screen-to-body ratio of 86 percent.
This means that the bezels of the Laptop are a lot thinner than most computers. In fact, when I held it for the first time yesterday, it looked as if the computer was consisted mainly of the screen.
In his address during the product presentation, the Category Manager at HP Central Africa, Mr. Adeyinka Fakunmoju, pointed out that the HP Elite Dragonfly is the most secure computer in the world.
He furthermore said that the HP Elite Dragonfly is targeted at mobility citing the size and weight of the computer as the major reasons why business owners and business operators should choose the Dragonfly.
Guests at the occasion
Mr. Fakunmojo said that the HDR screen that comes with the HP Elite Dragonfly is one of the coolest feature of the device as it shows you clearer images that are closer to reality than fiction.
The keyboard feature that types without making noise is also an important feature that comes with the Dragonfly.
The Elite Dragonfly also comes with touch capability that eliminates the use of the keyboard to the minimum.
The Dragonfly is powered by a Bang and Oleffsen sound system that gives you a fantastic sound.
The 24-hours battery capacity is a feature that is very interesting to the Nigerian market as the country still suffers from epileptic power supply
The HP Sure view, a propietary HP software allows you to protect your laptop screen from being snooped on by third arties in crowded area comes with the device also.
The Privacy camera, a hardware device that comes with the Dragonfly protects your camera with just a press of the designated button. The computer also comes with a proprietary malware attack protector known as the HP Sure Sense.
These and many more are the promises that HP is promising with the Elite Dragonfly. Whether or not it lives up to expectation is something that we will get to see as time goes on.
The HP Elite Dragonfly comes with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD storage.
You are free to choose between a two- or four-cell battery, the four-cell-battery offers you up to 24 hours of battery life.
The computer also utilizes HP’s fast charge technology, which allows users to charge their notebook up to 50% in just about 30 minutes. It also offers gigabit 4G LTE capabilities as well as Wi-Fi 6.
The HP Elite Dragonfly will be available in February, 2020 at the various HP Partners’ stores.