The HP Elite x3
was one of the last two devices to ship with Windows 10 Mobile
. It is considered one of the best handsets to run the OS, and if you are so inclined to pick up a new smartphone running a defunct OS, the Elite is a solid choice. Microsoft has slashed the price of the phone from $799 to $299 on the Microsoft Store. In order to sweeten the deal even more, that price is for the bundle. The bundle includes the HP Desk Dock
, which allows you to connect the phone to a monitor and other peripherals. It then uses Windows Continuum to create a desktop-esque experience powered by your phone.
Yes, Windows 10 Mobile is dead but...
The phone still has support from both HP and Microsoft. Although Microsoft is no longer bringing feature updates
to their mobile platform, they still put out security updates and software fixes. HP has also said they will continue to support the device
. The phone can be used in a desktop, laptop and smartphone configuration, so it may still appeal to those who want a decent productivity device. Of course there are also those who are heavily reliant upon the Microsoft ecosystem
and still carry W10M devices. The steep price cut may be enough for Microsoft to unload the remaining stock they have. HP did bring a Verizon enabled version
to the table just last fall, so the device can now be used on all major carriers.