Windows 10 Mobile beast HP Elite x3 available for pre-orders at CDW

Windows 10 Mobile beast HP Elite x3 available for pre-orders at CDW
The highly spec'd Windows 10 Mobile powered HP Elite x3 can now be pre-ordered online from CDW. The handset is priced at $799.99, and can be leased for $24.96 a month. The device comes with a 5.96-inch AMOLED screen and carries a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 820 SoC is under the hood with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of expandable storage. A 2TB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional memory.

On back of the unit is a 16MP camera with an 8MP shooter in front to snap selfies and handle video chats. A massive 4150mAh battery keeps the lights on. The phone is 7.8mm thin and is IP67 certified; this means that it can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30-minutes and emerge unscathed. A fingerprint scanner graces the back of the unit.

CDW is also offering the Desk Dock accessory for $163.99. This dock features multiple ports that allows the phone to be connected to a screen, physical keyboard and a mouse. Used in tandem with the Continuum feature, the dock helps convert your phone into an 'on-the-go' desktop PC.

While pre-orders can be made today, you should call CDW first to check on their inventory. There is no word on when the phone is going to be shipped.


source: CDW 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)

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36 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22394; Member since: May 28, 2014

This handset is a true BEAST. Hopefully, we will see more like it from other Windows 10 for Mobile OEM's. Looking forward to the Surface Phone!

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It is a beast, to bad the price is to.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22394; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree. The price should be lower. But damn, what a beast! Lol.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If the camera is good I will say it's better than the N7 and when the price drops I'll get one.

22. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

windows phone cannot be a beast. WP never again (1520).

24. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

The hardware is powerful for sure.

13. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

Are they buy it at gun point? That price is terrible.

20. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

price should include the dock accespries too, then cost would be justified imo

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I agree with that.

26. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Price is fair... it's even cheaper than an iPhone so why complaining?

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's a windows phone and it's made by HP, if you ask me that's a downgrade from iOS and Apple, either way both the iPhone and the HP Elite x3 are over priced and if I think something is over priced it's only logical that I complain and find a cheaper way to get what I want.

34. Ac787

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

A downgrade ? Ammmmm can iOS and Android do or have a continuum feature hidden somewhere ? HP didn't make this for the in crowd and that's good, we need niche built devices. Can't wait to get mines. cheers !

36. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I stand by what I said, it is a downgrade.

35. Ac787

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Exactly I agree, because every joker believes no one is to be priced higher than the iPhone, instead of trolling they should start lining up for the next microevolution of the iPhone. As it stands, HP brings a way better added value preposition to W10M devices than Android or iOS has to date.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I thought the price of this phone had been lowered to $699, I guess HP is ok with a horrible price tag, if it is indeed $799

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

HP will drop it soon enough, though...

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hopefully, if they do it soon enough I'll get one.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

That is not HP direct...just saying

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I know, hence the end of my post :)

30. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

HPs prices are horrible. I got a computer from Dell with a 6th gen I7 and 16gb of ram, for about the same price HP would have only gave me an I3 with 8GB. They used to be good though but the new CEO has been running them into the ground.

31. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I noticed that myself mate, HP has gone down hill.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'm waiting for it's price to drop to $500, then I'll be all over it.

9. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Fire sale!

10. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

soon enough

11. Kcklub

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 18, 2016

Interesting, I'll buy one if, camera and display is on par with same sung, and having to never use a windows phone, the apps might not be as develope, 3rd price needs to go down.4th needs a big battery

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

camera is probably the run of the mill 16MP, wont win awards but wont be horrible either. Apps are preference of what you will need/use, don't forget 7 apps take up 95% of the screen time on android...7. Price isn't bad, when you see what you are getting. Battery is huge 4,150mAh The only thing lackluster is probably the camera compared to the entire suit of specs this thing has.

12. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

When I was reading the specs I couldn't help but think this is what the note 7 should have been like. Especially the battery size. I like the build of this phone. Too bad it's very late to the game. But it looks to be the best Windows Mobile has to offer.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not to late, it literally is a note 7 (minus pen), snap 820, finger/iris, ip67, continuum, usb-c, wireless charging, huge battery, WQHD screen, size. Has both dock/pen/laptop accessories. It does have a passive stylus pen so not like the note but I think the continuum for me makes up for it. Though I am a fan of the note's pen by far.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Without the active digitizer pen, the Note is merely another big consumption device like my OnePlus One. The pen opens a whole bunch of productive uses and is what makes me eagerly interested in the Note line as my next Smartphone. You already have 10 passive styli on your hand ( http://bfy.tw/74jj ), so, no point in another one. Regarding Continuum, Andromium OS would offer the same limited experience (locally) on any Android device, with option to connect to a remote Windows PC via Remote Desktop. So, not really a clear advantage IMO. If it were like the Sync Phone ( https://goo.gl/KGmi0z ), that would be a major advantage.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is not the same. I couldn't get it to work on my tv, the z3 kept saying it wasn't a secure connection. I didn't dig farther but hardly easy. As well it is simply mirroring that allows 'window' view. However the phone is still simply using 'one' screen. I cannot be editing google docs on the large screen then take a private separate call on my phone or text or browse the web etc. At least from what I could do with it when it dis work. Maybe I missed a setting. However you can tell the power of uwp over andronium. Apps do not magically scale, unlike example of edge. In edge even when asking for desktop site googles dick programmers want me to download the app with nothing on the screen to continue to desktop page. Launch continuum and now google thinks it's a full desktop because the code really is now save for flash, and boom I can do google docs via continuum....while remote desktop does work it is not the same either. Especially since I use it everyday. And tons of times a week to do blender3d via continuum at work via remote desktop and vpn. However it requires a pc to remote. I even use this to run vox and pokemon go from my pc to my phone....remote or continuum

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