HP Elite X3 teased with three new videos, still coming out this summer

HP Elite X3 teased with three new videos, still coming out this summer
Back at MWC 2016, HP unveiled its ambitious Windows 10 Mobile phonethe HP Elite X3 – with promises to bring a high-end beast that would combine the abilities of a smartphone, PC and a laptop in one device. HP also showcased its curious Mobile Extender (a.k.a. ME dock) – a laptop-like dock with a 12.5-inch 1080p display, keyboard, speakers and battery – that would be powered by the HP Elite X3 to bring users a Continuum experience on-the-go, which was by far the most exciting feature announced. The company promised a summer launch, although nothing concrete in terms of dates, and then went silent for quite a while.

Now HP has posted three new videos to remind us that the Elite X3 is well and alive and coming out sometime this summer. The biggest difference between the units shown in the videos and the demo units from MWC 2016 is that the latter lacked a fingerprint reader – as we found out in our hands-on with the Elite X3 – although we knew this functionality would be integrated in time for the phone's release. After all, Windows 10 Mobile does not yet support fingerprint sensors, but will get the feature in the summer Anniversary update and (hopefully) in time for the Elite X3 release.

There's nothing else major in the new videos, just a reminder that the Elite X3 has not been scrapped . The company even had Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson and Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf on board to say a few good things about the upcoming device:





source: HP via SlashGear

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33 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Curious to see if it will be as much garbage as their pc lines

6. Plutonium239

Posts: 1218; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You are likely referring to their old pc lines. Their new high end pcs are very nice, such as the Spectre.

10. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

After owning their laptops...... This remains to be seen..... I hope they fair better than before

12. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I gave up on HP a while ago, until the Spectre and Omen lines came out. They are both amazing, in my opinion.

14. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

MY brother has one of their newer 2-in-1's and it's awesome. He destroys so many laptops with his horrible usage patterns but this one is kicking around and still working perfectly. Seriously he has no idea how to take care of tech haha.

19. Plutonium239

Posts: 1218; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Exactly, HP has really kicked ass in the quality department in the past few years.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I agree they have some garbage PCs, especially the planned obsolescence ones with AMD APUs that wouldn't get proper driver support. That said, my first ever HP Laptop (a 2008 HP Pavilion dv3510nr that came with Vista) is still running strong till today with Windows 10 Pro... They make some crappy hardware, and some great hardware, like every other manufacturer, including apple, Microsoft and Samsung.

2. Eclectech

Posts: 351; Member since: May 01, 2013

This truly looks compelling. Can't wait to hold one in my hand. I may even buy one.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm very interested in this phone. It seems to have checked all the boxes for me

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This may be a Windows Phone worth buying.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't wait for this Windows-beast to be released. Definitely one of the handsets on my "must have" list.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This or the Idol Pro. Whichever "feels" best and has the better camera will win my dollars. I'm a little concerned because neither brand has ever put any effort into their imaging.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's true. I Would love to see some camera samples surface in the near future.

23. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

I like how you're trying, it's a good effort. I can see you choking back those tears, but more are to come as you're grasping at another dying mobile OS.

24. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And I can still see you being a d*ck. No life at all, just jocking MG.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

I like how you're a 20-something male on my dck. It's really pathetic how much you jock another male. Now take your man-crush elsewhere. I'm not interested.

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Don't really see the use of such an powerful ARM based windows phone, I mean, you are not gonna run any powerful apps on it are you? Not that it does has much app choices in the first place.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If you've never used Continuum then you don't know what a game-changing feature this is.

16. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Who exactly is it changing the game for? A laptop is still going to be better for whatever you have to do.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For starters, anybody who works in hospitals. Whether it be medical staff or support staff. Go from station to station and plug your phone up to any monitor and have PC-like programs in a snap. Much easier to carry a phone in a holster and a cable in your pocket. That's just one example but it carries significant weight. Look at any major city or large metropolitan area in the US and you'll see that the local healthcare system is usually the region's largest employer, by a lot. Now go home and get your shine box.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Very well said, Crispin. 100% agree with you.

22. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

That's a nice sentiment, and you feel as though you've made your point, but hospitals and the healthcare industry in general make much wider use of iOS, with iPads and iPhones. Physicians prefer iPhones and iPads, just Google any number of questions pertaining to "iOS in healthcare" "iOS in hospitals" and you'll find articles dating back a few years and recent ones and you'll notice that iPads and iPhones are prevalent in healthcare as they offer a wide variety of approved and used applications for that particular market. And why carry around a phone to hook up to a television/monitor, when lab coats are large enough to carry iPads or instead of folders doctors just hold onto an iPad. So sure, your idea is nice. But, there's already an answer. Unless WP10 can find a way to make their product more appealing, it's not really changing the game. Continuum is more gimmick than innovation.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

'gimmick' yet it can virtualize 32apps through a citrix like deployment which is far better than a remote desktop solution. And while the ipad is nice, at the end of the day it is still almost a stand alone device. Plus how much are the ipads that they are going to use in conjuction with another pc, workstations that yes still exist in the office because the ipad cannot do it all. Pretty much this will allow a downsize of products on the doctor end while at the same time keeping and possibly boosting ability. yes ipads are huge, my father in law just bought one solely as a square payment system, nothing more. And yet a 70buck pc can do the same. So yes solutions are there, anything ios has a price tag significantly higher than a PC variant.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Damn, Crispin and elitewolverine just turned your fanboy, Apple flag-waving session of a post on its proverbial ear. Better luck next time.

33. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Obviously the only time you've been in hospitals is to see your pediatrician. The ONLY reason medical staff use iPhones or Androids in a hospital setting is for Epocrates and other reference material. Their personal devices are not tied into the locale's infrastructure because they CAN'T. As in they're incapable. Next time you're in to have your tonsils checked take a look at the PCs. You might notice Windows 2000 still being deployed.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And yet you have devices like the Note series billed as a device to help offload that work. I know of plenty of situations where this can be a compliment to a laptop/desktop.

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1218; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Also, HP is implementing some sort of feature to run a suite of x86 apps, like running them on a remote server. You can also use remote desktop to run x86 apps on a server or other PC all from you phone with the familiar feel of windows.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Remote desktop is not a great solution compared to a citrix like implementation. So while similar this certainly offers an advantage imo.

15. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

If I can get this on AT&T next then I will.

21. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

the design is great,the os is better(that it's previous version),everything is fine until i learnt about it's screen size.6" is a bit large...at least for me :(

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