HP’s Elite x3 Windows superphone lands in Malaysia with an equally super price tag

Posted:  October 12, 2016   By:    30 comments   


Windows 10 Mobile‘s latest champion has arrived in Malaysia, meet the HP Elite x3. On paper alone, this smartphone blows the Lumia 950 XL out of the water, but that’s not the primary purpose of HP’s latest handset.

The Elite x3 is designed to be the one-device-fits-all for professionals who are on the go. HP is calling it a 3-in-1 device where you have the portability of a smartphone, the versatility of a laptop and the productivity of a full desktop computer via Continuum in Windows 10.


To do this, the Elite x3 needs to be packing a whole lot of power under the hood — and it does. At its core sits a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via a microSD card slot). It’s also got a nice 5.96-inch Quad HD display that’s tucked under Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4.


Besides that, the Elite x3 comes with a set of front-facing stereo speakers with Audio by B&O Play. But that’s not all because the Elite x3 is also one rugged device with MIL-STD 810G rating plus water and dust resistance at a rating of IP67 (same as the iPhone 7).


Since it’s a workhorse, the Elite x3 also features an impressive 4,150 mAh battery that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging. In the camera department, it gets a 16-megapixel primary camera and an 8MP selfie shooter.


Being targetted at business users, the Elite x3 also comes with a suite of security features including a fingerprint scanner and an iris scanner for Windows Hello.


Remember how this smartphone is also a laptop and desktop? Well, that’s done via the Lap Dock and Desk Dock. The Desk Dock works a lot like Microsoft’s own dock and comes with a DisplayPort, two USB Type A ports, one USB Type-C port and an Ethernet port.


The Lap Dock, on the other hand, is sort of like a 12.5-inch Full HD laptop that uses the smartphone for processing power and storage. Nothing is stored on the Lap Dock for maximum security and it weighs less than 1kg for maximum portability.


Prices for the HP Elite x3 starts at RM3,399 for the smartphone itself, RM3,499 for the smartphone and a set of headphones. If you want a bundle with the Lap Dock (priced at RM2,649 by itself), it will set you back RM5,299 while a bundle with both the Desk Dock and Lap Dock is priced at RM5,799.

Right now, though, you can pre-order the Elite x3 with a Desk Dock for RM3,599. However, there is no information on when this smartphone will actually go on sale.

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30 Comments for HP’s Elite x3 Windows superphone lands in Malaysia with an equally super price tag

orang biasa

interesting model. The price not so cheap, but of course, with the promo price RM3600, still consider worth the price if separate buy phone + laptop.
As long as the user do the documents and emailing, might can get one… by the way, need ready have monitor and keyboard mouse |:?B


hey, make it 5" and put android on it. I will love it

Aniki Tan

empty lap dock RM2,649??? i rather buy a powerful i7 laptop at less than RM3k


OMFG…there are stupid companies in Malaysia willing to pay money for a dead OS??!!!??? Unbelievable!


Windows 10 Mobile is far from dead. Works great and looks beautiful. Maybe you should try it some time before commenting.


RM2k++ for a lap dock a.k.a monitor with a keyboard…. HP went completely bonkers… These prices are ridiculous….


"Windows 10 Mobile‘s latest champion has arrived in Malaysia, meet the HP Elite x3."
ur serious???
since when Windows got a champion?
they trying to resurrect the dead?

derek law

It won't be successful cos its not mass market and too niche

How many ppl need this type of mobility and will actually plug in their phone into a dock and work like a PC

Some I agree but probably less than 5% of smartphone users out there.

In early days, BB was successful as it appealed to broad audience of corporate users

DMW – Dead Man Walking


mana iphone hater? ini tak mahal ke hihihi

Kenny Fang

Buying the Elite X3 and the lapdock for Continuum makes no sense. You can buy a high end Android phone and a a good Windows laptop for less money and far better productivity. The only worthwhile app on Continuum is MS Office so you are paying top dollar for a one trick pony. In terms of space and portability a lapdock doesn't save you anything over a laptop.

Why make your phone do double duty when you can buy 2 separate devices for less? Good luck to you if you get a phone call while your phone is plugged into the lapdock.

Oh yes, Windows 10 Mobile is dead. No question about it.


Ok. Cool. I just wanna say few words. Before I begin I would like to say this. Yes, I am a big fan of windows platform. I am using it and I am living a greater and productive life with it. I use most of the Microsoft services as they are everywhere. Seriously. Check on android or iphone and they are there!. That is what I need. Reliability and accessibility. Now that will make anyone to be productive.

As a fan I love it all and I am not blinded by my love towards the platform. I do miss some of the apps that I can download easily in other platforms. Until now I cannot find a repeat timer app for my lumia. Yes it hurts but I can find alternatives. I am constantly giving feedback and I am getting responses from the developers too. The reason I am sticking with them is because of the future.

I love their vision of bringing windows everywhere. I am supporting their vision. Nobody is perfect. Including HP and Microsoft but we get perfect along the way.

If consumers can buy Iphone that costs the same as Elite X3, I believe productivity lovers will get it too. The name itself screaming that this is for Elite! So stay cool and witness the innovations. If you are selling premium products, you do not have to sell to all. Sell a few and you are profitable. It makes sense and cents.


most funny thing is that you all seems so frustrated with this phone although you all keep mentioning the platform is dead lol..