Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Store’s Black Friday special on the HP Elite X3 Holiday Bundle, which dropped the price $1498, the package has seen an additional discount as we approach Cyber Monday. The current sale price is now $1349, a $530 savings.
The HP Elite X3 is a 3-in-1 that proposes to replace your smartphone, your desktop PC, and your laptop. With a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 6″ screen, the Elite X3 is a powerful Continuum-focusesd Windows smartphone. Unlike previous Continuum phones that are entirely restricted to Windows Store apps, the HP Elite X3 also supports running Win32 applications through HP Workspace, HP’s subscription-based virtualized Windows application service. The Holiday Bundle includes a screen protector, case, and the HP Desk Dock that (when plugged into an external monitor) launches it into a Continuum experience to replace your desktop PC.
The most impressive part about this bundle is that it also includes the HP Lapdock, a Continuum-focused accessory that gives you a laptop-like experience powered by your smartphone. The Lapdock looks like a laptop, but has no logic internally, it’s just a shell that relies on an external device for its computing power.
The Lapdock includes:
- nearly borderless 12.5″ FHD LED screen
- full sized keyboard with backlit keys
- large trackpad
- Bang & Olufson stereo speakers
- noise cancelling microphones
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- USB-C and HDMI ports
- its own 46.5 WHr battery that powers the Lapdock, and charges a the Elite X3 (or other connected device)
The Lapdock is 13.8mm thick, weighs 2.3 pounds, and can be used with any Continuum-enabled Windows phone. Microsoft’s Canadian store notes the sale is on until November 28th, while supplies last.
[source] Microsoft [/source]