The HP Elite Dragonfly offers tons of security, nearly 13 hours of battery life and solid

The HP Elite Dragonfly offers tons of security, nearly 13 hours of battery life and solid performance in one of the prettiest chassis ever. If my colleagues’ comments have taught me anything, it’s that looks can be very deceiving because the HP Elite Dragonfly is both those things and more. Priced at $2,169, the Dragonfly has the alluring good looks typically associated with a premium laptop which belies its MIL-SPEC tested durability. From there, you have a host of security features including Intel vPro and a physical webcam shutter. Throw in a comfortable keyboard, solid performance from the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and almost 13 hours of battery life and you’ve got a laptop that mobile professionals will actually want to use on an everyday basis. Either way, it’s one of the best business laptops on the market. The base model of the Dragonfly costs $1,549 and has a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-8265U processor with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Intel UHD 620 Graphics. The mid-tier model costs $1,849 and bumps you up to a Core i5-8365U CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel VPro and a 1920 x1080, 1,000-nit display with HP SureView technology. My lovely review unit is $2,169 and has an Intel Core i7-86...

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 (5482) Review & Rating

You won’t mistake it for a $1,200-plus HP, Lenovo, or LG (or even Dell’s more upscale Inspiron 7000 series), but the Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 is a sound convertible for about $900 in the peppy model we tested. Under 4 pounds is a good figure for a 2-in-1 convertible laptop. Under one grand is an even better one, particularly if the system in question has an easy-on-the-eyes 14-inch screen instead of the more common 13.3-incher. The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 (starts at $579.99; $899.99 as tested) meets those criteria, even if it lacks the elegance of our more expensive Editors’ Choice, the Lenovo Yoga C930. It’s a nice-looking, nicely built mainstream convertible. Also known as the Inspiron 5482, the Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 costs $579.99 with a Core i3 processor, a skimpy 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. My $899.99 test unit steps up to a 1.8GHz (4.6GHz turbo) Core i7-8565U chip with an Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated processor, along with 8GB of memory and a 256GB NVMe solid-state drive. Doubling the RAM and SSD to 16GB and 512GB respectively adds $200. The touch screen offers full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) resolution; there’s no 4K option avai...