HP Dragonfly Chromebook

We saw an engineering prototype of this a couple of weeks ago. This is hands down the most impressive looking Chromebook we’ve seen.

But oy vey, the price…

I also agree with the author that besides the price, Chrome OS itself is the biggest barrier to this device’s bigger success.

The conundrum for Google I think is how to maintain the simplicity that is much appreciated by many users (education is top of mind) which could in be jeopardy if they implement some of the requested enhancements I’ve seen.

Absolutely drop dead beautiful hardware though…


They all started out as low cost alternatives primarily geared towards the educational market, right? Probably difficult to change that mindset this late in the game.

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Yes and that has been by far their biggest market to date though as a side effect of the Pandemic they have made some in roads in the corporate market in the last 18 months primarily via “work from home” initiatives.

And going off topic :slight_smile: MS Surface Go tablet and Surface Go laptops were also big beneficiaries


what’s the pen on this AES, USI or MPP?

That is a ridiculous amount of money for a Chromebook.


USI. Not sure if it was 2020 or 2021, but all Chromebooks if they support a Pen have to support the USI standard. Which is kind of a double oxymoron at this point as USI is far from universal or standard to date.


How does USI compare to N-trig/MPP & Wacom AES?

IMHO it’s still got a ways to go compared to either. It’s got relatively low latency generally , not as low as the latest EMR but not as much as some of the lower end MPP implementations we’ve seen.

My biggest complaint at the moment is that support for it is very inconsistent in Apps and even in a few places in Chrome OS it’s absent (like in some of the system settings ).

It’s got promise and as of now anyway the licensing on it is free so it should get better quickly.

That being said. hands down the best pen isn’t from any of the OEMs it’s this one. It’s highly compatible, though it is a tad slippery in hand, to me anyway.


So one last comment on the Dragonfly Chromebook . I actually got to use one for a couple of days last week due to the generosity of one of my customers, and HP.

And to paraphrase Ferris Bueller, " If you have the means, I highly recommend it". It is hands down the nicest Chromebook I’ve ever used and for that matter is right at the top in terms of PC type devices generally.

And if you are the type of person that like to try and impress techies, this is one device that seems to get the job done, at least at a couple of Starbucks in Silicon Valley, I visited last week :slight_smile:

PS: And for those that know me, I couldn’t resist testing the display, and it’s terrific in every way including being quite accurate out of the box, which that alone earns major brownie points.


An Acer Chromebook Go? Pen Silo in a 10" tablet? Should have had an 8cx Core.