HP Draongfly Pro Chromebook specs: Display size: 14 inches | Refresh rate: 60Hz | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | Touchscreen: Yes | RAM: 16GB| GPU: Intel Iris X Graphics | CPU: Intel Core i5-1235U | Storage: 256GB SSD | Battery life: Up to 11 hours and 30 minutes
Chromebooks have come a long way since the early years of prioritizing value above all else. That's not to say that the HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook doesn't pack a lot of value; it's just built differently than any other Google-powered laptop we've tested to date...in a good way.
Instead of focusing on compromises, HP partnered with Google to create the best, premium-tier Chromebook available on the market, and that shows through the industrial design of the Dragonfly Pro, the fantastic dual-firing speakers, RGB keyboard, and display that's best described as pure eye candy.
In fact, if you often find yourself working outdoors -- maybe on the campus quad or at a local coffee shop -- the Dragonfly Pro has the brightest touchscreen display out of all Chromebooks. It's also the first to feature an 8MP front-facing camera that's been tuned by the team behind Google's own Pixel cameras.
Review: HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook
As quoted from ZDNET's full review, "With 16GB of RAM and a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, there's little to worry about when it comes to performance and day-to-day operations. Not to mention, consistent updates over the past years have given ChromeOS a more leveled playing field between it and competing operating systems. Thanks to that maturity, HP had every opportunity to capitalize on the Dragonfly Pro's hardware -- and it most certainly did."
The HP Dragonfly Chromebook costs $999, which doesn't make it a bargain of a laptop by Chromebook means, but it still undercuts alternatives like Apple's MacBooks and does so with some superior (and flashy) features.