The price of HP's Elite x3 continues its curious rise and fall in the UK. The flagship-class Windows 10 Mobile handset launched there in August, priced at £706.80 including the Desk Dock accessory. But in December, HP quietly reduced its price by 5% to £673.20, and there were no indications that that price cut was part of a short-term promotional offer.
Then, in mid-January, HP significantly raised its price to £757.80, £50.40 (7%) higher than its original price, and £84 (12%) more than the price to which it dropped in December. Shortly after that, its price fell again, back to £706.80.
Now, yet again, HP has cut 5% off that price, and is once more selling the Elite x3 and Desk Dock for £673.20. The Desk Dock supports the PC-like Continuum mode in Windows 10 Mobile, allowing owners to use a mouse and keyboard with the handset when it's connected to a larger display.
As before, there's no hint that this reduction is a special offer - but there is one new deal available on the device. If you enter the code PRIVSCREEN at checkout when buying the Elite x3, HP will give you a free 'Privacy Screen' protector worth £10.80.
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
If you're thinking of purchasing an Elite x3, make sure you check out our review before you do so.