The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook was briefly listed in the Google Store for over $2000

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The Chromebook, with probably the best configuration in 2022, was briefly seen in the Google Store. It’s the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook. [HP]

Kevin Tofel of About Chromebooks noticed this before the listing disappeared again. So, unfortunately, I can’t provide you with a link here.

He saw a price tag of a whopping $2,165! 😲 Would you spend that much on a Chromebook? 😉

That was apparently one of the best configurations of the Dragonfly for Enterprise customers. So, this model is not intended for private users.

I think even frequent traveling Android or web developers who use Chromebooks as a developer platform and max out Linux virtual machines would find this device great. It’s supposed to weigh just under 1 kg depending on the configuration and has been designed to be very robust.

The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook | Image credit: HP
The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook | Image credit: HP

The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook

Have you heard of the Dragonfly? The top Chromebook of the year?

It was unveiled by HP at CES 2022 and brings a modern haptic touchpad in addition to killer specs.

These are the specifications:

  • 2in1 convertible
  • 13.5” display with a resolution of 1920 × 1280 or 2256 × 1504 (optional), i.e., in 3:2 format
  • 12th generation Intel Core processors on the Intel® Evo™ platform.
  • Up to 32 GB of LPDDR4 memory
  • NVMe M.2 SSD between 128 GB and 512 GB
  • Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G option
  • Aluminum/magnesium hybrid chassis with a reinforced durable design to MIL-STD810 standard
  • With fingerprint sensor in “Slate Blue” or “Natural Silver” colors
  • Two USB Type-C ports, apparently with Thunderbolt support
  • One USB Type-A port, two microphones for better 360-degree coverage
  • One full-size HDMI port
  • HP Fast Charge
  • Wireless rechargeable stylus (optional)
The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Convertible| Image credit: HP
The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Convertible| Image credit: HP

Is it really going to be that expensive?

The guys at Chrome Unboxed had a pre-production device at the time of CES 2022 and were able to test it briefly. Here is the great video about it:

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The price was still $999 for the cheapest configuration, which is probably what some private users are still willing to pay.

I paid €1,050 for my Pixelbook Go back then, and I’m waiting for a successor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Google will present it soon. The Dragonfly would be an appropriate successor, but I wouldn’t want to spend €2,000 or more for it, and you? 😉


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