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HP Elite Dragonfly Max (13.3-inch, 2021)

HP Elite Dragonfly Max (13.3-inch, 2021)
alaScore 91

15 reviews

Jun, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of HP Elite Dragonfly Max (13.3-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and keyboard are on the whole positive. The screen and design also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the battery and performance.

portability, design, screen, keyboard, durability

price, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Elite Dragonfly Max (13.3-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max review: A work-from-home dream machine


If you're a businessperson who lives on Zoom and has a serious budget, then the HP Elite Dragonfly Max is for you.

Outstanding build quality ; Thin and light ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Effective privacy screen ; A slew of valuable business features

Underwhelming CPU performance ; Expensive

“The HP Elite Dragonfly Max is a gorgeous 2-in-1 for the businessperson on the go.”

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max review: pretty fly for a steep buy


Luxury-class laptop for a luxury price.

Sure View Reflect screen ; 5MP webcam ; Beautiful design ; Robust port selection

Too expensive for actual humans to afford ; 16:9 aspect ratio ; Just average battery life

The new HP Elite Dragonfly Max has an upgraded webcam and a number of heavy-duty security features. All models include HP’s Sure View Reflect privacy screen.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review


Lively performance (except for gaming) ; Impressive battery life ; High-res webcam ; 5G mobile broadband ; Privacy screen stops snoops ; Sleek magnesium styling

Sky-high price ; No SD or microSD card slot ; Narrow viewing angles

HP's ultraportable Elite Dragonfly Max offers a tempting mix of 5G, a 5-megapixel webcam, and a security screen that thwarts nosy seatmates, but you'll pay an extra grand for the combo.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max review: Premium business convertible with a killer webcam


The HP Elite Dragonfly Max has a gorgeous design and a killer webcam, but you'll get better battery life from competing premium business convertibles.

Beautiful, rugged chassis ; Stellar display ; High-res webcam ; Excellent application performance ; Two Thunderbolt 4 ports

Display can feel cramped ; Middling multimedia performance ; Merely average battery life

The HP Elite Dragonfly Max boasts a beautiful, rugged enclosure and a host of thoughtful utilities that business execs are certain to enjoy. It also supplies a gorgeous (if small) display, surprisingly robust audio output, and a 1440p webcam that puts...

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max review


The HP Elite Dragonfly Max is a lightweight stunner that's big on security

Sleek, durable chassis ; Packed with security features ; Extremely bright, vivid display ; Solid performance ; Great battery life

Doesn’t ship with a pen ; Expensive

The HP Elite Dragonfly offers incredible security features, solid performance and endurance in a seriously lightweight, durable shell.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

HP EliteBook Dragonfly Max Convertible Review: Sure View Sounds Better Than It Looks


There's so much to like about the 13.3-inch Elite Dragonfly Max from its portable design to its 5G options and comfortable keyboard. However, Sure View hampers the visual experience significantly and it can't be ignored.

smaller than most other 13.3-inch convertibles;easy-to-service M.2 SSD and WAN;very accurate sRGB display colors;5 MP webcam w/ privacy shutter;comfortable keyboard keys;plenty of security features;very quiet fan noise;good audio quality;2x Thunderbolt...

Sure View severely degrades clarity for the primary user even when switched off;1000-nit brightness claim is closer to 700 nits;below average Tiger Lake-U performance;terrible viewing angles on portrait mode;webcam colors could be better

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Daniel W. Rasmus (seriousinsights_net)

HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review: A Thoroughbred Laptop Designed to Make Executives Look Executive


The HP Elite Dragonfly Max drips with security. A security slot keeps the hardware in place while Wolf security combines hardware, services, and on-device

Few laptops pack as many features into a small footprint as HP’s Elite Dragonfly Max. The Max clearly represents the executive tier of mobile computing. It delivers enough power to perform most executive tasks. Useability would improve with a larger...

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Alice Newcome-Beill (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max review


The long-lasting HP Elite Dragonfly Max offers decent performance and some nice frills for business users, but the high price tag hurts.

Lightweight ; Whisper-quiet ; Impressive battery life ; Great webcam

Pricey ; Unimpressive performance ; Can get a bit hot under heavy loads

— it doesn't offer quite as much storage or as many business-minded features, but it does have a gorgeous AMOLED display and a much more reasonable price tag.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Michelle Ehrhardt (

HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review: A Pricey 5G Follow-Up


We love the HP Elite Dragonfly, but the Max doesn't add a ton for it's tall price tag.

+ 5G option ; + Bright Display ; + Long Battery Life

- Middling Performance ; - Expensive even for a business-class PC

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.

Jun, 2021