The HP Elite Dragonfly Max has a bright display and long battery life, but its performance could be stronger. And it’s priced very high, even for a business-class laptop.
The original HP Elite Dragonfly challenged the Lenovo ThinkPad line with its style and excellent keyboard. Now, there’s a variant, the HP Elite Dragonfly Max ($2,199 to start, $2,789 as configured).
Despite the Max title implying that this device would be bigger, it’s actually the same size as the original, which is one of the best ultrabooks. This version adds a bright Sure View Reflect screen and 5G networking. But if neither of those appeal to you — the Sure View Reflect screen, in particular, suffers from some really harsh viewing angles that undercut its positives — you might be better off looking at the original Dragonfly or other options.