Lost or stolen laptops will soon become easier to find. A new partnership between HP and smart location company Tile has just been confirmed.
Announced at CES 2020, the partnership is set to make “everyday devices like laptops, findable”. Tile’s smart location services are expected to be embedded into HP’s Elite Dragonfly G2 laptops starting early 2020 and will be available via “a new Tile Windows app.”
The new feature will work only with the Tile mobile app and will allow users to find their device “even if the HP laptop is offline or when powered off”. HP’s Elite Dragonfly G2 will be the first laptop released with a “built-in Tile.”
This latest Dragonfly generation is also getting a Qualcomm X55 LTE + 5G modem that will add support for the next-gen wireless standard. Other updates include Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors (compared to the 8th Gen chips that the 2019 model came with), including a six-core option. Also, new 1TB and 2TB storage options are available for those looking for more space.
Looks-wise the laptop is identical to its predecessor, which is a good thing given the aesthetic appearance it already had.
No pricing or commercial release date is available just yet, but we know that, like the previous version, the Dragonfly G2 will be sold only as a business device, meaning it will be a bit complicated to get one as an average customer.