Chromebooks are a hard sell in the world dominated by Windows-powered laptops and Apple’s MacBooks. Laptop manufacturers are trying to incorporate fancy new features in Chromebooks to make them appealing to buyers. HP is now bringing the much-famed haptic trackpad, to its new Elite Dragonfly Chromebook. HP assures that the new trackpad is perfectly integrated with the OS and will provide more user control. HP seems to have taken a leaf out of Apple’s book while integrating the haptic feedback to its trackpad.
“Designed with a tight integration with Chrome OS, the world’s first haptic trackpad on a Chromebook gives users a new dimension of control and responsiveness.”
HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Features, Specifications
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There are also other elements in HP’s Elite Dragonfly Chromebooks, which could be selling points, apart from the trackpad. It offers up to a 13.5-inch 16:9 display with up to QHD 2256×1504 resolution. Most of the cheap Chromebooks are plagued with low brightness issues, but HP’s new Chromebooks will offer up to 1,000nits of brightness.
The Elite Dragonfly laptop will come with variants powered by Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors coupled with the vPro platform. These will be equipped with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage.
Connectivity options include two Thunderbolt 4 ports, optional 5G support, HDMI out, fingerprint sensor, privacy screen, and a USB 3.2 port, among others. The laptop is powered by a 51Wh battery under its hood. The company claims it can charge up to 90 percent in just 90 minutes via USB Type-C charging.
HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Price, Availability
HP is tight-lipped about the pricing of the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebooks. Expect it to launch this variant along with the Windows version in early Q2 of 2022. It will be up for grabs via online and offline retailers once it goes on sale.