The best premium Chromebook right now is the HP Dragonfly Pro
Many Chromebooks are cheap, lightweight, and made of plastic. In contrast to most Chromebooks, the HP Dragonfly Pro is unique. This 14-inch device is one of a select group of high-end Chromebooks, along with the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 and the Acer Chromebook Spin 714. It most closely resembles the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook that we tested a year ago, however it forgoes some enterprise features in exchange for a minor price reduction.
And by slightly, I mean: The cost of the $1,000 Dragonfly Pro Chromebook. Most users who want to buy a Chromebook as an inexpensive substitute for a Windows laptop or MacBook find it to be too expensive. For its intended audience of always connected independent contractors and freelancers who will use it on a daily basis, it makes more sense.
The Dragonfly Pro Chromebook has a little larger, 14-inch display with a finer 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution and is rated for an extraordinarily brilliant 1,200 nits. It also has the same fantastic chassis and wonderful haptic touchpad as its corporate predecessor.
Additionally, HP adds an 8-megapixel camera to the device, which it claims is a first for a Chromebook. All things considered, this Chromebook is among the best we’ve ever examined, and ChromeOS is a joy to use. Last year’s CNET Innovation Award went to the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook, and this year’s Editors’ Choice Award goes to the Dragonfly Pro Chromebook.