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  1. realbart's Avatar
    Of all the accessories for the Elite x3 the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock is certainly the coolest. The term 'mobile extender' is an accurate description when you realize how it works, but it is more easily thought of as a folio or light laptop.

    The Lap Dock is a 12.5-inch 1080p (FHD) LED display with a keyboard, 47 WHr battery and some ports and speakers.

    It has no processor. It has no RAM. It has no storage.

    Instead, users will connect to the Mobile Extender using the Elite x3 and wireless Continuum (or wired if preferred). Since Windows 10 Mobile can scale-up to a full PC, the Mobile Extender becomes like an ultra-light laptop.

    The HP Elite x3 Lap Dock has some impressive specifications (pdf):

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    lapdock.png

    Maximize your mobile Windows experience

    Boost your HP Elite x3 productivity with Windows Continuum(1) and HP Workspace(2) multi-screen and multi-app flexibility on the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, which delivers a premium notebook experience with a nearly borderless 12.5” diagonal FHD screen,
    full-sized keyboard, and clickpad at a great value.

    Cable optional
    Go wired or wireless. Connect your HP Elite x3 to the Lap Dock wirelessly with Miracast over 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi3 for added flexibility, or use the included USB-C™ cable to simultaneously charge it from the Lap Dock while you work.

    Multi-task with seamless multi-screen flexibility
    Talk, text and run mobile apps on your HP Elite x3 and work with Windows and corporate apps
    using Windows Continuum(1) and HP Workspace(2) on an ultra-narrow bezel 12.5” diagonal screen with the productivity boost of a large keyboard and trackpad.

    A premium notebook experience without the notebook price tag
    Easily extend your HP Elite x3 with a large FHD screen and backlit, spill-resistant keyboard. The quiet, fanless, reinforced polycarbonate and stamped aluminum alloy design is ultrathin and ultralight to go wherever your day takes you.

    Ready to present and accessorize
    Show and share your work on an external display or projector(3) with the micro HDMI connector, and add your accessories(4) with two USB-C™ ports

    Power through
    Keep working with a generous 46.5 WHr battery, and get your HP Elite x3 back to full battery
    power with USB-C™ charging, even when the display is closed.


    Specifications



    Part number Y4T08AA
    Display Nearly borderless 12.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080)
    Audio/Visual Integrated Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers;
    Integrated noise cancelling microphones*;
    Stereo headphonejack
    Ports and Connectors 1 USB Type-C™ (data; HP Elite x3 docking/charging)
    2 USB Type-C™ (data; power in/out)
    1 Micro HDMI
    1 Stereo headphone jack
    Input Backlit, spill-resistant keyboard with drain; Touchpad
    Dimensions
    (w x d x h)
    11.37 x 7.91 x 0.54 in
    (289 x 201 x 13.8 mm)
    Weight 2.3 lb (1 kg)
    Power Battery: 4-cell (46.5 WHr)
    45W USB Type-C™ power adapter
    Option kit contents HP Elite x3 Lap Dock,
    45W USB-C power adapter,
    documentation
    * Not currently supported. (Enabled when voice audio routing to external docks is enabled with MicrosoftContinuum. App availability and experience varies by device and market.)

    1. For multi-screen Continuum experience, the HP Elite x3 must be connected to the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock through a Miracast Wi-Fi or USB-C™ connection to the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock’s integrated display.

    2. HP Workspace software update for Windows 10 required and planned in a future release. Subscription required. Corporate application must be licensed on corporate network for virtualization.

    3. When the HP Elite x3 and HP Elite x3 Lap Dock are wirelessly connected, the connectors on the Dock will have limited functionality. The USB-C™ ports will support input devices only (e.g. mouse). The headphone jack’s receive function will work for listening to audio, but the microphone will not operate. The micro HDMI port will still work normally.

    4. Sold separately

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    I wish it had touch screen, so it could also function as a regular tabled. I'm still interested in the device as-is though.
    There's one thing that worries me:

    Even though HP claims it's a "premium notebook experience without the notebook price tag", I've seen some pretty steep prices. According to WindowsCentral, the price difference between the complete set (phone+desk dock) including or exluding the lap dock will be 1199 - 729 = 470 euro!

    And this is only the bundle price! Bought seperatly, the price might go up even more!

    A simple notebook, like the HP stream will set you back about 230 euro.
    470 euro will buy you a somewhat more decent model, like the HP 205 G5,
    These aren't the greatest laptops ever, but you will be able to use these to use the Windows 10 built-in continuum function to use your phone in the same way you would yse the lap dock.

    I think 470 euro (or even more!) is a lot of money for a device specifically tailored to be used with my specific phone. For a device I probably need to throw away once my phone reaches end of life.

    Do you guys think the Lap Dock will become very popular at this price?
    Last edited by realbart; 07-27-2016 at 04:19 AM. Reason: Lines got changed to [HR] - and again.
    realwarder likes this.
    07-25-2016 09:47 AM
  2. invisik's Avatar
    For me, it'll be hard not to have a full Windows 10 desktop operating system.. I need things like the Command Prompt and to be able to "\\servername" to local machines, etc, and run traditional Windows 32-bit applications. We already have a hosted Citrix system for our own internal application--I expect that will run very well....

    I'll still certainly try one.... there's enough use of it to get it.

    -m
    ananve likes this.
    07-25-2016 10:50 AM
  3. realbart's Avatar
    Wifihifi.ca mentions a price for the seperate device:
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    On its own, the
    Elite x3 is simply a high-end (US$699) Windows 10-based smartphone. What sets it apart is HP's strategy of promoting PC-like capabilities, based on the Continuum feature built into Windows 10. Pairing the Elite x3 with HP's Elite x3 Lap Dock (starting at US$599) or Elite x3 Desk Dock (US$129), will allow the smartphone to be used like a PC, with full Windows capabilities, while retaining the setup and data store of their phone.

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    I'm definitely not getting one.
    07-26-2016 03:25 AM
  4. sev7en's Avatar
    Dears, what's about the Ethernet support?
    07-26-2016 06:17 AM
  5. dksf42's Avatar
    Dears, what's about the Ethernet support?
    Many of our laptops in the last several years were missing an Ethernet jack - so, you just need something like this or "Wireless"?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3527255
    07-26-2016 10:24 AM
  6. DLong4's Avatar
    Dimensions
    (w x d x h) 111.37 x 7.91 x 0.54 in
    (289 x 201 x 13.8 mm)
    9 feet wide. . . I'll need a hand truck to cart that lap dock around! ;-)
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-26-2016 11:49 AM
  7. realbart's Avatar
    9 feet wide. . . I'll need a hand truck to cart that lap dock around! ;-)
    lol
    fixed it
    (how many inches are in a foot again?)
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-27-2016 04:19 AM
  8. Y2HBK's Avatar
    For anyone interested I got to see the phone, dock and lap dock from our HP enterprise rep yesterday. I'm really trying to get them to send us a demo but based on what I saw I can understand why it's not available yet.

    They are still actively tweaking things with the phone. Scrolling was pretty smooth but it had a few hiccups. The screen is pretty damn nice. Both hello and fingerprint were not active so I couldn't test that. Likewise, I was not allowed to take pictures to post here. The camera itself I found to be acceptable but I realized how spoiled I've become with cameras on the 950 or Galaxy Note 5.

    The lap dock had a bit of weight to it but was sleek. I liked the fact that when opening the hinge creates a subtle tilt for typing. Firmware was really sketchy on it. The trackpad didn't work at all and continuum not only had issues connecting but it also dropped connection once. Screen was acceptable, not a touch screen of course. HP workspace was actually pretty slick - I got t use project and Visio a bit. No word on pricing. I couldn't get the 950 to connect to the lap dock at all but again, there were some firmware issues. The rep had one of the mobile specialists with him who stated he's flashing firmware revisions all the time on it.
    07-27-2016 05:23 AM
  9. realbart's Avatar
    Apperently, there are some alternatives to the HP Elite 3x Lap Dock: The NexDock, The LiviDesign CaseTop and the Andromium Superbook. These alternatives are discussed in a seperate thread. Posts that used to be here were moved there.
    Laptop Form Factor Docks to Extend Your Phone / Tablet / PC Stick / Raspberry Pi / etc.


    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-30-2016 03:30 PM
  10. gourav mopidevi's Avatar
    Can I use lapdock with lumia 950XL?
    08-09-2016 05:03 AM
  11. realbart's Avatar
    Can I use lapdock with lumia 950XL?
    You can, according to pocketnow.
    realwarder and zack251 like this.
    08-09-2016 09:31 AM
  12. RicaChero's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 950, 950xl, and HP Elite X3 across my family/members. It will support any. However, the Elite X3 is the only one with Device Hub to update the firmware, and it is installed into the image, not able to be downloaded. I am talking with HP about this. If it is truly meant to be an full UI accessory, we all need Device Hub.
    I also had issues using the wired connection with my first L950 (dual-sim). Firmware update helped this. The L950xl(dual-sim) , Elite X3 and other L950 (ATT) had no issues.
    12-08-2016 05:55 PM
  13. rdubmu's Avatar
    My pro 4 works as well, I just extend my phone to it
    12-08-2016 11:40 PM
  14. tpesa's Avatar
    I still*can't figure out how to get a subscription key and license for HP Workspace. Without it I am only enjoying the normal continuum experience. Good, but I want multitasking.
    12-09-2016 10:35 PM
  15. Kram Devil's Avatar
    I just hope the hp elite x3 will be updated to take advantage of the upcoming windows 10 on arm's x86 emulation ( cobalt ) so you won't have to rely on HP workspace.
    ndouni likes this.
    12-10-2016 12:34 AM
  16. MartinAkram's Avatar
    This is super helpful! Thanks. Do you have any updates from HP? I really want to buy it and use it with my 950 via Continuum. Any thoughts? Thanks!
    RicaChero likes this.
    12-27-2016 09:51 PM
  17. rdubmu's Avatar
    This is super helpful! Thanks. Do you have any updates from HP? I really want to buy it and use it with my 950 via Continuum. Any thoughts? Thanks!
    It will work with your lumia 950
    12-27-2016 11:53 PM
  18. tpesa's Avatar
    I got a call from a third party to set up workspace. It's odd. They have my info from my initial inquiry to HP. But, they have to set a call back from a person who will then deal with setting it up with me. And that call back is delayed for a week from now. The whole process just feels unnecessarily cumbersome. I just want to play with the multi tasking and see if I like it. You should be able to do that on your own.
    12-28-2016 12:05 AM
  19. Julio Espinosa's Avatar
    Of all the accessories for the Elite x3 the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock is certainly the coolest. The term 'mobile extender' is an accurate description when you realize how it works, but it is more easily thought of as a folio or light laptop.

    The Lap Dock is a 12.5-inch 1080p (FHD) LED display with a keyboard, 47 WHr battery and some ports and speakers.

    It has no processor. It has no RAM. It has no storage.

    Instead, users will connect to the Mobile Extender using the Elite x3 and wireless Continuum (or wired if preferred). Since Windows 10 Mobile can scale-up to a full PC, the Mobile Extender becomes like an ultra-light laptop.

    The HP Elite x3 Lap Dock has some impressive specifications (pdf):

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    Maximize your mobile Windows experience

    Boost your HP Elite x3 productivity with Windows Continuum(1) and HP Workspace(2) multi-screen and multi-app flexibility on the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, which delivers a premium notebook experience with a nearly borderless 12.5” diagonal FHD screen,
    full-sized keyboard, and clickpad at a great value.

    Cable optional
    Go wired or wireless. Connect your HP Elite x3 to the Lap Dock wirelessly with Miracast over 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi3 for added flexibility, or use the included USB-C™ cable to simultaneously charge it from the Lap Dock while you work.

    Multi-task with seamless multi-screen flexibility
    Talk, text and run mobile apps on your HP Elite x3 and work with Windows and corporate apps
    using Windows Continuum(1) and HP Workspace(2) on an ultra-narrow bezel 12.5” diagonal screen with the productivity boost of a large keyboard and trackpad.

    A premium notebook experience without the notebook price tag
    Easily extend your HP Elite x3 with a large FHD screen and backlit, spill-resistant keyboard. The quiet, fanless, reinforced polycarbonate and stamped aluminum alloy design is ultrathin and ultralight to go wherever your day takes you.

    Ready to present and accessorize
    Show and share your work on an external display or projector(3) with the micro HDMI connector, and add your accessories(4) with two USB-C™ ports

    Power through
    Keep working with a generous 46.5 WHr battery, and get your HP Elite x3 back to full battery
    power with USB-C™ charging, even when the display is closed.


    Specifications



    Part number Y4T08AA
    Display Nearly borderless 12.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080)
    Audio/Visual Integrated Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers;
    Integrated noise cancelling microphones*;
    Stereo headphonejack
    Ports and Connectors 1 USB Type-C™ (data; HP Elite x3 docking/charging)
    2 USB Type-C™ (data; power in/out)
    1 Micro HDMI
    1 Stereo headphone jack
    Input Backlit, spill-resistant keyboard with drain; Touchpad
    Dimensions
    (w x d x h)
    11.37 x 7.91 x 0.54 in
    (289 x 201 x 13.8 mm)
    Weight 2.3 lb (1 kg)
    Power Battery: 4-cell (46.5 WHr)
    45W USB Type-C™ power adapter
    Option kit contents HP Elite x3 Lap Dock,
    45W USB-C power adapter,
    documentation
    * Not currently supported. (Enabled when voice audio routing to external docks is enabled with MicrosoftContinuum. App availability and experience varies by device and market.)

    1. For multi-screen Continuum experience, the HP Elite x3 must be connected to the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock through a Miracast Wi-Fi or USB-C™ connection to the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock’s integrated display.

    2. HP Workspace software update for Windows 10 required and planned in a future release. Subscription required. Corporate application must be licensed on corporate network for virtualization.

    3. When the HP Elite x3 and HP Elite x3 Lap Dock are wirelessly connected, the connectors on the Dock will have limited functionality. The USB-C™ ports will support input devices only (e.g. mouse). The headphone jack’s receive function will work for listening to audio, but the microphone will not operate. The micro HDMI port will still work normally.

    4. Sold separately

    - - - - - - - - - -
    I wish it had touch screen, so it could also function as a regular tabled. I'm still interested in the device as-is though.
    There's one thing that worries me:

    Even though HP claims it's a "premium notebook experience without the notebook price tag", I've seen some pretty steep prices. According to WindowsCentral, the price difference between the complete set (phone+desk dock) including or exluding the lap dock will be 1199 - 729 = 470 euro!

    And this is only the bundle price! Bought seperatly, the price might go up even more!

    A simple notebook, like the HP stream will set you back about 230 euro.
    470 euro will buy you a somewhat more decent model, like the HP 205 G5,
    These aren't the greatest laptops ever, but you will be able to use these to use the Windows 10 built-in continuum function to use your phone in the same way you would yse the lap dock.

    I think 470 euro (or even more!) is a lot of money for a device specifically tailored to be used with my specific phone. For a device I probably need to throw away once my phone reaches end of life.

    Do you guys think the Lap Dock will become very popular at this price?
    Does anyone know if it would work on a Desktop PC? (or the Intel Skull Canyon)
    With one cable, getting video, keyboard and mouse?
    08-25-2017 12:01 PM
  20. Just_Me's Avatar
    does anyone know what the part number is for the cable that connects the X3 to the Lap Dock?
    This is supposed to be a usbc to usbc cable but mine didn't have one in the box.
    10-12-2017 06:58 PM

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