Elite Dragonfly G3

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  • 2022

  • Product

Designed By:

  • HP Design

Commissioned By:

HP Inc.

Designed In:

United States of America

The HP Elite Dragonfly is an ultra-light weight convertible notebook designed for the mobile business professional. The HP design team set a goal to create a balanced computing device that is light yet powerful with an emphasis on sustainable craft, security, and conferencing experiences.


  • CHALLENGE
  • SOLUTION
  • IMPACT
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  • HP Design was challenged to make a machine that was light, pushed the screen to the edges, and to make it beautiful to see and delightful to touch. It had to be useful for extreme portability, and have the very fastest networking standards available. It also needed to protect its user’s privacy. We wanted to help hybrid workers and people with very small living spaces. We learned that people need video conferencing more than ever, even as some workers are returning to the office.

  • The HP Elitebook Dragonfly is oxidized in a deep blue color. One of the problems involved trying to use a large quantity of recycled material and still have it feel like a premium business machine. The CNC-machined magnesium allows a very thin coating to look its best. HP Design wanted to make the shape more inclusive, welcoming to a wider range of users. The hinge opens 180º flat. The 5 megapixel camera and dual microphones make sure that users look and sound their best.

  • The sides of the laptop have changed from previous years, and are now rounded surfaces to make it easier to hold, easier to open, and use. Instead of a sharply defined keyboard well, the sides of the laptop gently transition down to the keyboard surface. 14% larger keycaps make it easier to type.

  • 1. The 5 megapixel camera 2. The Haptic trackpad gives the user positive feedback when clicked, without physically moving. 3. Wireless charging pen and dual edge microphones at the top of the display help the user with voice computing and pen computing. The way we interact with machines to create isn’t limited to the keyboard.