In August, HP launched its new Windows 10 Mobile flagship, the Elite x3, in the UK, priced at £706.80, including the Desk Dock accessory. In addition to being available on HP's own website, it's also sold on the Microsoft Store.
But while Microsoft continues to sell it at that price, HP has now cut the price of the Elite x3 with Desk Dock to £673.20 - a reduction of just under 5%. There's nothing on the HP Store listing to indicate that this is a temporary discount, which suggests that it's a permanent price cut.
Meanwhile, Carphone Warehouse is selling the Elite x3 on its own for £679, or £699 with the Desk Dock. The Dock supports Windows 10 Mobile's Continuum feature, allowing owners to use a mouse and keyboard with the handset when connected to a larger display, offering a PC-style user experience.
The Elite x3's key specs include:
- 5.96-inch AMOLED with Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and anti-reflective coating
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support)
- 16MP rear camera
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC support
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Optional dual-SIM support
- USB 3.0 port with Type-C connector
- Iris scanner
- Fingerprint scanner
- IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance
- MIL-STD-810G rating, assuring device protection for drops from up to 1 meter
- Pogo pins
- Qi wireless charging
- 4150mAh battery
- 161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8mm; 194g
However, there's still no sign in the UK of the Lap Dock that HP launched in the United States last month. The notebook-style device offers users a Continuum experience on the go, and is priced at $599 in the US.
Source: HP Store UK