CES 2022: HP Details New Dragonfly, EliteBook, Envy Devices

The HP devices will come out in March, April and the spring.


HP Inc. unveiled a series of Windows 11 devices and monitors available later this year, including the ZBook Firefly 14 G9 workstation coming in March, the Elite Dragonfly Chromebook coming in April and the HP Envy Desktop PC coming in the spring. The devices come with new capabilities around artificial intelligence, security and quality of video and audio.

One of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based vendor’s devices expected in March is the HP Elite Dragonfly G3. The Elite Dragonfly G3 comes with Windows 11, 12th generation Intel processors and 13.5-inch clamshell design.

HP shared the news during CES 2022, held in person in Las Vegas and online this week.

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The laptop comes in slate blue or natural silver and has a 3:2 aspect screen ratio. The laptop has HP Presence, four amps, HP Dynamic Voice Leveling to automate voice clarity and noise reduction that works with artificial intelligence.

The laptop’s intelligent charging capability learns users’ work patterns, according to HP. The company’s Wolf Security for Business aims to defend the laptop against malware and hacking.

Also due in March, the HP Elite x360 1040 G9 and HP EliteBook 1040 G9 are aimed at mobile workers. They have a 16:10 screen aspect ratio meant to reduce the need for scrolling, HP Presence, 5mp camera, a 940nm infrared camera and audio software for voice clarity.

The EliteBook 800 G9 Series of PCs, also coming in March, have a new 16:10 ratio screen, larger clickpad ratio, HP Presence, optional auto-tracking 5mp camera and optional 5G connectivity.

The EliteBook 600 G9 Series of PCs are meant for easy standardizing in existing IT environments. And the HP ProBook 400 G9 Series of PCs come with upgradeable designs aimed at growing businesses, according to the company.

The HP Z2 Mini G9 workstation, coming in March, is aimed at architects, graphic designers and other professionals who need high performance in small spaces. The workstation has NVIDIA RTX graphics, next-gen Intel Core processors, including K-Series, allowing for transitions between multiple applications for design, rendering and simulation. The Mini can also power 2D to 3D workflows.

The ZBook Firefly 14 G9 workstation and ZBook Firefly 16 G9 come with an AI-enhancing webcam, 16:10 HP DreamColor display, next-gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA T550 laptop GPU and up to 64GB of memory. These features are meant to help users open large files and run professional applications simultaneously for multitasking and increased productivity.

The HP Envy Desktop PC should become available in the spring, according to the company. The desktop has HP Palette, a new digital workspace. Palette includes Duet for HP to use tablets, phones and PCs as second displays and the HP QuickDrop application, which allows file transfer between devices.

Palette also includes PhotoMatch for photo search based on artificial intelligence-powered face recognition, according to HP.

The desktop has multiple high-speed ports and the ability to connect up to four 4K monitors. The Envy has up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics, plus one touch tool-less expandability.

In April, HP will release the Elite Dragonfly Chromebook and Chromebook Enterprise. The Chromebook Enterprise edition of the Elite Dragonfly bills itself as built for mobile-intense, cloud-centric workstyles. It has the Chrome OS, a haptic trackpad and HP Presence. It has a 5mp camera with low light improvement, four speakers and an optional magnetic pen that attaches and charges wirelessly on the laptop’s side. The Chromebook Enterprise edition has the HP Sure View Reflect privacy screen and Sure Shutter blocker for webcams.

Available for release this month are the HP E24m, E27m and E34m Conferencing Monitors. The E24m starts at $399, the E27m at $549 and the E34m at $699, according to HP.

These monitors have a 5mp tiltable privacy webcam, lighting sensors, Windows Hello, noise-canceling mics and Zoom certification. Users can also connect their set up with one USB-C cable when moving between spaces to reduce clutter.

Also available this month are HP M24 and M27 Webcam Monitors. The M24 will start at $319.99 and the M27 will start at $359.99. Like the E-series of conferencing monitors, these monitors have a 5mp webcam and noise-canceling mics.

The HP Z34c G3 Curved Display and HP Z40c G3 Curved Display – also expected to this month – are priced starting at $949 and $1,499.99, respectively. These displays are aimed at users who don’t want a dual monitor setup. This monitor has an integrated 4K webcam and a 5K:2K 40-inch screen. Its Thunderbolt 3 connection is fast enough to charge two PCs at once. Users can turn to HP Device Bridge 2.0 for multiple devices, files and projects.

The Z2 Mini, Firefly and any Windows or Mac device connects to either display for simultaneous work, allowing users to drag and drop files between the two computers, according to HP. A controlled file sharing option provides extra security.