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A Phone, Laptop, & Desktop In One?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Hardware & Peripherals, Smartphones, Windows 10

HP’s says its new Elite x3 is the device that consumers have been promised for years: A smartphone, desktop, and laptop all in one handy device that you can take with you wherever you go.

The $800 Elite x3 is a portable Windows phone that can transform into so much more.  By itself, you’ve got a Windows phone running Windows 10. It has a 16-megapixel camera and a dual SIM card slot that you can use to keep personal and professional calls and texts separate.  The phone offers security features like an iris scanner and a fingerprint reader.


But, if you need a full keyboard and larger screen to work on the go, you can use the HP Lap Dock.  Connect your phone with the dock and you’ll have a 12.5″ screen and a full-sized backlit keyboard with a touchpad.  The lap dock is expected to cost around $600. Keep in mind that the Lap Dock doesn’t work without the phone. It’s just a preripheral.


If you’d rather work at your desk, you can purchase the HP Workspace and use the phone’s desk dock to connect it to a monitor. You can also use Bluetooth to connect full-sized keyboard and mouse. HPs Workspace or other virtualization software can be used to allow people to access high-powered business software.

The device runs on a quad-core Snapdragon processor and features 64 GB of storage.

Whether HP has finally found the all-in-one convenience consumers are looking for remains to be seen.

~ Cynthia


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2 Responses to “A Phone, Laptop, & Desktop In One?”

  1. Walter Olsen says:

    not interested at all

  2. Teresa says:

    So HP wants me to shell out $800 for a phone AND another $600(!) for a “laptop” plus the cost of the deskdock, monitor, keyboard & mouse AND $50 – $80 per MONTH for Workspace just so I can enjoy the ‘convenience’ of using my phone as a my computer??? Nope! smh

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