HP Elite x3

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HP Elite x3
HP Elite X3.jpg
BrandHP Inc.
Compatible networksGSM, LTE
Availability by regionOctober 2016
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions161.5 mm (6.36 in) H
83.6 mm (3.29 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
Mass195 g (6.88 oz)
Operating systemWindows 10 Mobile
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996)
GPUAdreno 530
Memory4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Storage64 GB eMMC
Removable storagemicroSD up to 2 TB
Battery4,150 mAh Li-Ion battery
Qi/PMA wireless charging
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen
Display5.96 in (151 mm) WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED, 494 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
Rear camera16 MP, 4K
Front camera8 MP, 1080p
OtherIris scanner and fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello
Continuum for Phone via HP Desk Dock and Lap Dock IP67, MIL-STD 810G
Websitestore.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-elite-x3-and-hp-elite-x3-desk-dock

HP Elite x3 is a premium Windows 10 Mobile smartphone produced by Hewlett-Packard. It was officially announced on February 21, 2016,[1][2] and released later that year.

Specifications[edit]

The HP Elite x3 was built for enterprise users with several enterprise specific features such as high-end processing power (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820), large and bright display (Samsung 5.96" WQHD OLED), IP67, MIL-STD 810G, Dual biometric authentication with Iris and fingerprint scanner, 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac, Cat 6 LTE, Bang & Olufsen sound, USB-C charging with a 4,150mAh battery and Qi/PMA wireless charging.

Continuum[edit]

Setting it apart from other premium smartphones, HP Elite x3's defining feature is its ability to connect to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse via the HP Desk Dock, providing a desktop PC-like environment, powered by Microsoft's Continuum feature on Windows 10 Mobile. HP also offers the HP Lap Dock, which is a laptop shell that does not have any computing power in itself (i.e. no CPU, no Motherboard, no HDD, etc.), but connects to the Elite x3 via wired (USB-C) or wireless (802.11ac) connection and powers the Lap Dock, which is essentially a display terminal with a keyboard, touchpad, battery and I/O ports in a laptop form factor.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2016, the HP Elite x3 garnered over 30 "Best of MWC" awards.[5][6][7] However, despite some positive reviews by critics,[8][9][10] sales have been less than expected due to diminishing market position of Windows 10 Mobile as a viable Mobile OS platform.[11] While HP's sales and marketing have been focused on targeting enterprise customers, consumers are able to purchase the Elite x3 and the Desk Dock and Lap Dock at hp.com website[12] as well as in Microsoft Stores, both offline and online.[13][14]

Model variants[edit]

There is an EMEA+APJ model, an Americas model, and an Americas model connected by Verizon (US only).[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kastrenakes, Jacob. "HP's Elite x3 is designed to be your Windows phone, laptop, and desktop". The Verge. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Rubino, Daniel. "HP announces the groundbreaking Elite x3 smartphone powered by Windows 10 Mobile". Windows Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved 5 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "HP® Computer and Laptop Store | HP.com". store.hp.com. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  4. ^ "HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, First Take: An add-on laptop experience for your Windows 10 Mobile phablet Review". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  5. ^ McLellan, Charles. "MWC 2016: HP unveils the Elite x3, a business-class Windows 10 phablet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  6. ^ Nguyen, Hubert; PST, on 02/26/2016 11:05. "Ubergizmo's Best of MWC 2016". Ubergizmo. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  7. ^ "MWC 2016: six of the hottest new smartphones and gadgets". the Guardian. 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  8. ^ "HP Elite x3 review: The phablet that wants to be your only computer Review". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  9. ^ November 2016, Cameron Faulkner 04. "HP Elite x3 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  10. ^ "HP Elite x3 review: Yep, this was the last great Windows phone". PCWorld. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  11. ^ Wehner, Mike (2017-01-27). "Just when you thought Windows Phone couldn't get any more dead…". BGR. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  12. ^ http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/hp-elite-x3-414504--1?jumpid=top_breadcrumb#!&tab=vao
  13. ^ "Buy HP Elite x3 Bundle". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  14. ^ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/HP-Elite-x3-Lap-Dock-Bundle/8MG673NWC7TV?icid=Phone_cat_Hero_HPEliteX3
  15. ^ http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c05193008

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