Microsoft is selling the HP Elite x3, bundled with a desk dock, for only $299

Microsoft is selling the HP Elite x3, bundled with a desk dock, for only $299
Back in December of 2016, the HP Elite x3 was a high-end handset, powered by Windows Mobile 10 and designed for enterprise users. Less than two years later, the platform is dead, and the phone's specs are far from cutting edge. But that doesn't mean that the Elite x3 wouldn't make a useful second phone at the right price. And if that price is $299, the Microsoft Store has an appetizing bundle for you. Purchase the unlocked HP Elite x3 from your nearby physical Microsoft Store, and you'll get a free desk dock tossed in. The dock allows you to connect a mouse, QWERTY keyboard and computer screen to the handset using the Continuum feature.

Before we refresh your memory by listing the specs, keep in mind that this phone works with GSM carriers only, which in the U.S. means AT&T or T-Mobile. Also, you cannot take advantage of this deal online where it is listed as being out of stock. If you want to purchase this bundle, you will have to take a visit to your nearby Microsoft Store (If you don't know where it is, click on this link).

The Elite x3 features a 5.96-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 chipset, equipped with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. The unit includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The camera combo, from back to front, weighs in at 16MP and 8MP respectively. Keeping the lights on is a hefty 4150mAh battery, and you can use your iris or fingerprint to unlock the device.

This bundle used to cost $799, but with the passage of time and the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile, you can now pick it up for $500 less. Also on sale at the Microsoft Store is the Lap Dock for the Elite x3. This accessory uses the phone to power a laptop computer with a 12.5-inch display, a full-size QWERTY and a trackpad. Once $599, the Lap Dock is now just $199.

source: MicrosoftStore (1), (2) via WindowsCentral

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Elite x3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh(33h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Might as well buy a dead horse and start beating it... Oh well, G'Day!

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1164; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

exactly this story is from April

6. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Look at who posted it

7. libra89

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

True, but the prices still apply if you check the Microsoft links.

2. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

This is tool late and too little.

3. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This would've been a great deal a year ago.

5. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Story from April 6, 2018. Man, if PhoneArena's mobile webpage doesnt need to add names of "author"(i really hate using that term with this person) on the articles so i know what not to click on...

8. mootu

Posts: 1539; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And yet you still clicked on it!

10. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

... read my post again and see if you cant work it out. read it a few times over, if you have to...

9. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Windows mobile is bad. Windows 10 is even worse.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

And Windows 10S is even worser and Windows Vista is the worsest... fun times.

11. kennybenny

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Think Microsoft should drop the price to $139 CAD ($99 USD) for most people to consider this. I wouldn't buy this POS for even $10 because of the lack of apps. Heck, I would buy this for $10 and smash it.

12. Gags987

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2018

If they gave me 299 bucks to use this one, I might as well give it a try

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