The Almost PERFECT Laptop... - HP Dragonfly Elite

Publicat pe 19 iun. 2021
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0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Unboxing
1:50 - Exterior Impressions
2:17 - Overall impressions
2:34 - Internal Specs
3:42 - Weight
4:02 - Flex test
4:22 - Sureview feature explanation
7:19 - Keyboard and keyboard impressions
8:12 - Speaker test
9:21 - Webcam impressions
10:33 - Internals
11:21 - Closing thoughts

  • ShortCircuit


    Acum lună

    Correction: The description of the Sure View display is based on how the old technology works. How the current privacy filter works is HP proprietary information that they don't even share internally outside of the Sure View team. -AC

    • Automatic Diaphragm

      Automatic Diaphragm

      Acum lună

      and it's still crap :D

  • Mehdi Zaidi

    Mehdi Zaidi

    Acum 3 Zile

    I don't hate good measurement it's the only choice I have

  • Ardiansyah


    Acum 12 Zile

    Thanks bro i got review now

  • Mike V

    Mike V

    Acum 13 Zile

    You can't connect power cable on the left side? I can't use it.
    Most high end laptops like Dell XPS allow AC connection on both sides.
    In my location i really need the power cable on the left side.
    Please HP fix this in the next release of the Dragonfly soon.

  • Mossab Oublal

    Mossab Oublal

    Acum 16 Zile

    I mean how can this trash be 2265$ 👀

  • Apex Social Media Marketing Group

    Apex Social Media Marketing Group

    Acum 19 Zile

    Trust me alex i would prefer Killagrams but the system I grew up in decided to make their on. pounds y0

  • heclanet


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Why almost perfect? Because it's HP

  • Doug Nulton

    Doug Nulton

    Acum 22 Zile

    The above-average webcam was kinda ruined by the wobbliness of the screen, the picture wasn't stable even for a second, yikes

  • mujjuman


    Acum 23 Zile

    everyone raves about how great this same processor is in the XPS and Surface Laptop lol. he makes it sound like its a pentium dual core with no hyperthreading in this laptop

  • Daniel G

    Daniel G

    Acum 26 Zile

    The Dragonfly is utterly underwhelming for the price. Bad screen, anemic processor, not enough ram for heavy workloads, and laughable 2021 storage at base price. What a shame! If the specs weren't so disappointing, I probably would've bought it.

  • Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan Scott

    Acum 26 Zile

    What’s his name?

  • Fob Tek

    Fob Tek

    Acum 26 Zile

    asus zenbook 14

  • Trond Aasland

    Trond Aasland

    Acum 27 Zile

    Nice review, but following up on the ending of the video, given your ... let's call it _sizeable_ production budgets, could you buy some lower tier, good value thin-and-light laptop reviews? Like, maybe a roundup (or two, let's say one budget and one mid-range)? That would be great.

  • Hotobu


    Acum 28 Zile

    No OLED no buy.

  • TrS


    Acum 28 Zile

    What's with upper tier brands and their obsession with quad core mobile cpus for very expensive machines?

  • jd


    Acum 28 Zile

    "or at least I ******* hope so"
    *VAIO has entered the chat*

  • Kaan


    Acum 29 Zile


  • Dr. Sam's Health

    Dr. Sam's Health

    Acum 29 Zile

    I reviewed it last year - cute, but overpriced and disappointing

  • Erik Saúco Siebelist

    Erik Saúco Siebelist

    Acum lună

    7:00 oh god that portal 2 wallpaper. Love it

  • Reece Boddington

    Reece Boddington

    Acum lună

    I love how we have the same issue with the XPS 15 with it overheating in bags on sleep so you have to manually hibernate it 😂

  • Nicola Zanini

    Nicola Zanini

    Acum lună

    That screen is absolutely aweful

  • abba2566


    Acum lună

    So basically my £700 HP Envy machine will run circles around it... They even look similar, although obvs the envy is plastic (still feels nice though, so definitely not worth the extra £2000 for magnesium and a privacy filter.)
    The screen seems like a massive compromise for privacy, considering you can buy temporary stick on privacy filters for like £30.

  • iAm_a_leafperson


    Acum lună

    So basically much worse hp envy

  • Luis Miguel Martinez

    Luis Miguel Martinez

    Acum lună

    22 hundred bucks for xe graphics. Almost twice an m1 MacBook Pro. Huh.

  • ab oh

    ab oh

    Acum lună

    worst laptop company by far....Avoid it at all cost, im warning you and ofc good luck

  • oraz


    Acum lună

    Only 16 by 10 is good

  • LMacNeill


    Acum lună

    To be fair, most of us don't hate good systems of measurement, it's just that we were raised using freedom units and that's what we're used to. We're old and set in our ways, and it'd be far too difficult to make us switch now. Also, 'Merica!! So suck it!! ;-)

  • Syphlor


    Acum lună

    captions were a bit off

  • Pasha Gaming YT

    Pasha Gaming YT

    Acum lună

    Why would they make the display worse, it just doesn't make sense to me
    It's privacy at the cost of the display being actually usable

  • riley bailey

    riley bailey

    Acum lună

    The price of a kidney is roughly 265,00 USD (Prices may vary per market needs).
    Source: First hand experience selling black market kidneys.

  • That one Scrub

    That one Scrub

    Acum lună

    2:45 So a 2.2k laptop can’t play much games… 😟

  • martixy


    Acum lună

    RAM speed in MegaTransfers, instead of MHz. _NICE_

  • Jushih


    Acum lună

    The deskpad inventory status starting to remind me of Nvidia GPU's availability...

  • Kinson Cooper

    Kinson Cooper

    Acum lună

    I'm sorry, but when you took the time to show how much the screen infuriates you and the fault, I think you need to keep that same energy to declare there's another screen to choose.
    You're hurting HP for no reason.

  • Андрей Горьковенко

    Андрей Горьковенко

    Acum lună

    1080p for 2300 USD? serious?

  • Stephen Amundson

    Stephen Amundson

    Acum lună

    Seriously only quadcore in a 2000 dollar machine? No thanks

  • WiseOldMan


    Acum lună

    Near perfect just lacks AMD hardware

  • Strawberry Stephanie

    Strawberry Stephanie

    Acum lună

    why would you get this over a thinkpad?

  • Godefroy Vannoye

    Godefroy Vannoye

    Acum lună

    If you like this laptop, I'm sure you would love the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6, do you plan to test it?

  • Tobster


    Acum lună

    Did he say, " get hi-fi fidelity"? hi-fi means High-Fidelity lol

  • Tyrian2k


    Acum lună

    I don't know how much you where manipulating the dragonfly during the webcam test, but the wobbliness is.... really bad. I will feel bad for the ones I conference with.... and bet they too

    • Tyrian2k


      Acum lună

      also how this compare to this other?

  • Ben Davidson

    Ben Davidson

    Acum lună

    My lady washed my gold xbox controller shirt. Its now a stealth xbox controller shirt.

  • john sauter

    john sauter

    Acum lună

    Dellxps13 anyone?
    4k touch screen for about the same price.. If I remember right. Less I.O, however, a single dongle fixes that.

    • john sauter

      john sauter

      Acum lună

      I'll take the crappy webcam I don't over that hp all day.

  • Sai Krishna

    Sai Krishna

    Acum lună

    The displays are wobbling so much that I reduced the fan speed in my room by mistake .. damn.

  • Impreziv 02

    Impreziv 02

    Acum lună

    The difference between "trailblazer" and "hot garbage" when it comes to laptop webcams looks pretty minimal. 😂

  • Shashank


    Acum lună

    I don't understand why this is so expensive

  • Th3 ArCh0n

    Th3 ArCh0n

    Acum lună

    Yoga 9i is the same laptop at half the price.

  • The Basketball Historian

    The Basketball Historian

    Acum lună

    $2,265 laptop that's perfect in every way... except you can barely see the display in 90% of situations, lol

  • licht


    Acum lună

    3:47... Logitech chair?!

  • IRMacGuyver


    Acum lună

    HP is big in the corporate sales world and privacy filters are HUGE with corporate buyers. I can see why they made it this way.

  • CraizyRox


    Acum lună

    Title: Almost Perfect Laptop
    The laptop: Intel

  • T5UN4M1 17

    T5UN4M1 17

    Acum lună

    This is a business laptop geared towards people doing important work on the go. That privacy screen is geared for that audience, sitting in coffee shops and planes, needing to keep the work private. Also once again comparing to an XPS15 when the comparison to other business laptops would have been more appropriate.

  • CarthagoMike


    Acum lună

    It might be the editing, but in the Crabrave test, the HP sounded better than the Dell to me.

  • PixelBuster


    Acum lună

    Someone please get this man a dictionary! Or *at least* thesaurus.

  • James


    Acum lună

    I don't understand why the title is so optimistic for how many negatives Alex had to list here

  • Google User

    Google User

    Acum lună

    @ShortCircuit Hey Alex, just wanted to let u know ur scale read 1.163 kg and not 1.63 kg like you said

  • MrFluffles


    Acum lună

    Alex: "Oh, Mousepad,"
    Me: *Cries in Out of Stock*

  • F.B.I.


    Acum lună

    Another overpriced shit from HP

  • F.B.I.


    Acum lună

    "Its not a TN panel. Its a privacy filter"

  • qu3nt0r


    Acum lună

    Yeahhh….. I’ll pass.

  • Patrick Feeney

    Patrick Feeney

    Acum lună

    fan tastic

  • Pedro David

    Pedro David

    Acum lună

    How is that CRAP more than 2k???? BRUH

  • 2011Kestrel


    Acum lună

    Do NOT buy any HP laptop that has this privacy screen. Alex is badly understating how awful this thing is - it’s total dogsh*t that make the laptop unusable except if your looking at it dead on. I know - I’m stuck with an Elitebook that has one.
    Put it in tent mode so you you can watch vids while walking around the room. NOPE! Put it in tablet mode, lay it on your desk and take notes or whatever? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! You can’t see a thing - the viewing angles are that bad. And HP is still claiming it to be a wide angle IPS display in their marketing (unless you read the fine print where it claims “narrowing” of viewing angles with the Sureview display option).
    Feel free to check out HP’s forums where customers complained about this issue and received zero support from HP. Unless HP deleted their posts AGAIN.
    Do NOT buy this laptop.

  • Omar osama

    Omar osama

    Acum lună

    Or how bad the pixel is

  • SWISS1337


    Acum lună

    Looks almost identical to my one, the HP Envy x360 13.3. I love it.
    It's AMD Ryzen 5 4500u, Vega 6 Graphics, can play apex at around 30 fps at full HD and everything off lol but if you want to game, emulators work fantastically, like really really well. I can also play fall guys, full HD and full settings, about 60 fps, full HD screen that looks amazing, I also can use it in tablet mode so it's awesome. B & O speakers which are OK from such a tiny little laptop.
    Alex states the screen on that is trash on that model, possibly due to the privacy filter. On mine, it's so clear, so crisp and basically had similar specs to this one, for like £650 (I think I got even more money off it from sales) and it's my daily driver now. I love it. I didn't really like HPs before it but it just feels so premium for the price.

  • noredine


    Acum lună

    That display has early adopter tax written all over it

  • noredine


    Acum lună

    "Supple bottom of the travel" that was unexpected

  • MiksIsWhoIAm


    Acum lună

    BGM bad.

  • Jasper Quirk

    Jasper Quirk

    Acum lună

    The screen on this laptop is poor, but it's not meant to look amazing, it's meant to be private. They make a regular IPS screen, or even a 4K OLED option if you go for the G2 model. It's a speciality pick that makes it worse for other use cases.

  • B B

    B B

    Acum lună

    Why are you promoting garbage like this on your YouTube???????

  • CounterHornet


    Acum lună

    Still cheaper than the 3090

  • Yassine B

    Yassine B

    Acum lună

    Oh it's the perfect laptop but it has a trash screen!!! WTF can't you do an honest review.

  • sakatan1985


    Acum lună

    Umm, am I the only one who was completely blown away by the mic quality of the Pixel 5?

  • YouTube Commenter

    YouTube Commenter

    Acum lună

    Alex: "As per upgradeability, you might be able to replace the SSD. Okay, okay." 10:53. Yeah, okay that the NVMe 2280 SSD is not stuck under the keyboard at the front so that has to be removed to access the drive. That has always in-fury-eted me with the HP ZBook Fury.

  • kevin Wentzel

    kevin Wentzel

    Acum lună

    If you don't need the privacy of the SureView display, the Dragonfly Gen 2 is available with several other display options.

  • Colin Vink

    Colin Vink

    Acum lună

    to who did the subtitles it's 1080p not "10 adp" lol

  • Steel


    Acum lună

    Awful viewing angles are a feature now, what a time to be alive.

  • Fynn Martin

    Fynn Martin

    Acum lună

    colorgrading on this vid looks like straight out of the camera...must have been done on that screen

  • Salty Jonesy

    Salty Jonesy

    Acum lună

    3050ti laptop review

  • Salty Jonesy

    Salty Jonesy

    Acum lună

    3050ti laptop

  • Frog 4096

    Frog 4096

    Acum lună

    Why not get an M1 MacBook Air? Sure, the IO on this is better, but the M1 would be so much faster, not to mention a better screen and it would be $700 less. $700 could buy a lot of dongles and docks.

  • gameflux


    Acum lună

    No thank you !

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Humberto Hernandez

    Acum lună

    Why does a laptop this expensive still have such flaws? It even uses recycled materials! F.k.....
    "What we have here is the best ultrabook on the market"... yeah, that didn't age well throughout the video.

  • Kevin McGee

    Kevin McGee

    Acum lună

    Wait so what part of it justifies the price? Apart from the rigidity of it and battery life it seemed very underwhelming.

  • Jonathan Sova

    Jonathan Sova

    Acum lună

    If HP gave us a 16:10, 15" version of this with a decent WQHD screen I would 100% buy it.

  • Ellis Jones

    Ellis Jones

    Acum lună

    Looks veryyy similar to my much cheaper Envy X360, just better built

  • Mikul


    Acum lună

    I don't hate good systems of measurement. It's not my fault I was born American :(

  • tehgman2


    Acum lună

    Why do you not review laptops with the number pad. I would figure with as much Excell as Alex uses they would have it.

  • Tyler Ward

    Tyler Ward

    Acum lună

    this is the laptop boomer professionals who wanna look cool and don’t know what they’re paying for and just saw expensive laptop so must be good

  • Amrit Sidhu

    Amrit Sidhu

    Acum lună

    Why would anyone buy this over a macbook?

  • The Rolling Troll

    The Rolling Troll

    Acum lună

    Nice lil' laptop. There's no excuse for the microphone quality though. How can they...

  • DaFe


    Acum lună

    "keyboard and keyboard impressions" chapter ? Where's the second one ?

  • tcntad


    Acum lună

    Bout 2 grand for this "piece of shit"?

  • Edward Allen

    Edward Allen

    Acum lună

    Everything was fine for "Alex" until the 8k camera caught his finger print on film.

  • Grey Lawson

    Grey Lawson

    Acum lună

    $2200 for an awful screen and integrated graphics? And I thought Apple was ripping people off…

  • Josh Schwab

    Josh Schwab

    Acum lună

    They make a version without the privacy screen

  • zdrijne


    Acum lună

    Privacy gone too far

  • Taaha Tahir

    Taaha Tahir

    Acum lună

    Razer Blade 14 AMD when?!??!!?!?

  • Declan Cunningham

    Declan Cunningham

    Acum lună

    Nothing against Alex (Alex is great), but does anyone else think that it sounds as though he is always talking through his teeth.

  • Amirdex -TDG

    Amirdex -TDG

    Acum lună

    If they removed the screen reflect privacy thingy the screen quality would be better and price could go down