HP has announced the launch of the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop, targeted towards business use and equipped with the Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform.
The 2-in-1 convertible HP Elite Dragonfly is the latest in HP’s line of high-end business-focused EliteBooks. It comes equipped with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that can be configured in three different ways, including a low-power 1080p mode that’s meant to conserve battery life when compared to its 4k configuration.
The built in webcam and fingerprint sensor are both compatible with Windows Hello, allowing the user the option of biometric authentication for added security. The webcam also comes with its own privacy shutter, eliminating the need to cover the webcam with tape.
Windows Hello is the biometric security platform built into Windows 10. It allows users to sign in with either a fingerprint, if the device they are using is equipped with a fingerprint sensor, or by face identification via a webcam.
The past year has seen a number of laptops released with fingerprint sensors to support multimodal biometric authentication. Since October of this year, Dynabook has launched three of their own secure laptops — the Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 — that are all equipped with fingerprint sensors, and shortly after that Samsung launched the Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion, both also featuring biometric security capabilities that make them compatible with Windows Hello.
The HP Elite Dragonfly is the latest entry into a growing line of laptops that further signals the shift toward biometric security that has become a trend in the industry.