One thing about humans is that we love being productive. We are always looking for more ways to do less stuff. Hate vacuuming? There are tiny robot vacuums for that. Too lazy to make your bed? There’s a duvet that does it for you! communication in one device, introducing the HP Elite x3.
Companies strive to put as many productive components into a single gadget strictly because we demand more and more. HP has decided to take a huge leap forward with their newest device, the Elite x3.
This new phablet goes beyond being a smartphone. In fact, it’s a phone, laptop, and a PC all-in-one. As awesome as that sounds, is it too much for our market? Are we ready for this trifecta of productivity, and is HP the manufacture we want it from?
The Specs of the HP Elite x3
The Elite x3 takes the term ‘one stop shop’ to an entirely new level. The device boasts a 6-inch quad HD display. It also has a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of built-in memory that can be expanded to a whopping 2T by using an SD card.
In addition to the 16MP rear camera and it’s 8MP compadre on the front, HP added an iris scanner and fingerprint scanner to improve security. The Elite x3 comes in one color – black, which makes it look like a sleek competitor in the smartphone market. Paired with Windows 10 OS, the device seems like a compact powerhouse.
What Does the Elite x3 Do Exactly?
The manufacturer aims at giving you a reason to never buy another device that it not powered by Windows or made by HP.
When you’re on the go, you can use the Elite x3 as a smartphone. With the many Windows apps to choose from, you can take notes, communicate through social apps, send emails while traveling, and more. Skype calls are much clearer with the improved camera and sound on the device, paired with the phone’s LTE capabilities. Plus, if you want to take advantage of web apps on your device, you can sign up for HP Workspace to make it happen.
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Using another one of HP’s gadgets, the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, allows you to turn your HP Elite x3 into a laptop through a wireless connection between it and the Elite x3 smartphone. The water and dust-resistant Lap Dock lets the user take full advantage of their device using a larger screen, mouse, and keyboard.
If you’re at work and you need to transfer files from your smartphone to your desktop PC, have no fear. The days of emailing files to yourself are over for good with the Elite x3. By connecting your smartphone to your PC via the desktop dock, you are able to easily view and transfer files without hassle. You can also move projects from your PC to your smartphone to use on the go later.
Is The Elite x3 a Viable Option for Professionals?
While the idea of a 3-in-1 device with so much power built in sounds like the ultimate dream come true for professionals who always want to be connected, there are also cons to consider.
The Elite x3 is powered by Windows, a company that doesn’t have the best track record in the smartphone world. This also means that if you work off of a Mac or Google-powered PC, you cannot easily view and transfer files across all devices. In order to take advantage of HP’s newest device, you need to be ready to join the Windows team.
Even if the Elite x3 doesn’t take off like HP hopes, it’ll make a splash. A device like this shows that it is possible to put so much productivity into one gadget, and you can expect other manufacturers to catch on rather quickly. This may be the future of smart devices.