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  1. ajprmaverick's Avatar
    Just got the laptop dock in the mail today, got to say build is nice and keyboard travel is nice, the only thing I can say is that its a bit heavy for my liking but its not that bad neither. I know what people may be thinking why pay alot of money for a empty shell and to buy a real cheap laptop but in my case I travel alot and must stay in hotels. Depending on slow Wifi is a chore and its nice to know that I can have internet on the go with my phone since I have unlimited data plus without paying for tethering.
    11-14-2016 12:03 PM
  2. invisik's Avatar
    Please let us know your experiences with it as you use it..... I've seen it at the MS Store,, it does look very nice.


    11-14-2016 12:05 PM
  3. anthonyng's Avatar
    I played with it at the microsoft store and I found the touchpad button annoyingly difficult to use. couldn't see to figure out how to get the pointer to trigger anything to open on my 950XL. The experience on the X3 was a better, but still kinda crappy touchpad. I was told it was because it's a pre production one....
    11-15-2016 01:39 AM
  4. Christian_1's Avatar
    I received it yesterday. The touchpad is less responsive when I use it wirelessly but usable. When used with USB 3.1 wire, It's very fast and works flawlessly.
    11-15-2016 07:38 AM
  5. DaveZChicago's Avatar
    I had the same experience as Christian -- you want to connect your HP Elite to this device, otherwise when you use the touchpad the mouse motion is rather "jerky" and really annoying. I wish HP had made the lapdock touchscreen, you do need to overcome a lot of muscle memory and learn to do things different when you switch between your phone and the Lapdock -- it doesn't feel "natural".

    Also really hoping Microsoft gets the same version of Outlook that's available for iPhone and Android onto their own device soon! A full fledged real email program would make both of these devices a lot more PC like.

    Not in love with how you navigate OneDrive, though in fairness I never was -- I'll have to see if using it over time is less irritating. While on a PC I'm more used to going to folders and open docs, it seems more efficient to open word or excel on the Lapdock and then look at your recent documents.

    As a side note, I connected my mouse to my phone so I could use a regular mouse with the lapdock and it worked pretty good (although in wireless mode of the HP Elite to the Dock this could be really really jerky, again wiring the Elite to the Lapdock alleviated this).

    Overall, coming from a regular laptop this will feel underpowered I think. I have a trip coming up and I'm going to try and abandon my laptop and only take this and see how it works. For a business user (who lives in email, word and excel) this is the right direction -- just not sure if they've gotten quite there yet.

    Still have a few times where apps unexpectedly close (the WSJ app kept pausing and randomly closing yet it works fine on the phone). And wish a couple of apps would work with the dock (evernote, are you listening??). Facebook strangely enough opens .... but sideways with half of it cut off.

    Also which they'd use the same methods we've learned on PC's. It was nice to see that ALT-TAB works, but I'm really used to right clicking on icons on the task bar and having some action available. The close button in the upper right corner seems to be a little wonky (to get it to appear).

    More to follow, let me know if anyone has any specific questions.....
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    11-15-2016 09:38 AM
  6. treiz's Avatar
    Got my lap dock on Tuesday. Works like a charm. I used my phone wirelessly, with Bluetooth headset and mouse and apart from the noticeable hit of battery drain it worked really well.

    The only problem I encountered was when I connected the phone by cable. When I physically connected the devices the phone started pushing the audio through the lap dock instead of my wireless headset, and I couldn't find a setting or way to change that.
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    11-17-2016 11:38 AM
  7. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I'll have mine Monday for review. Interesting side note: HP had to do a lot of dev work with the track pad as Microsoft didn't really create drivers for such a scenario yet. It's one of those things that was co-developed as the hardware was being made. I know HP was working up thru October on trying to solve problems with the experience and I imagine it will get better over time. It's just one of those 'holes' in the game right now that will get better in time.New paradigm of computing means some rough spots out the gate. Glad to hear it works better wired.
    Corwin_Amber, libra89 and rdubmu like this.
    11-19-2016 01:27 AM
  8. ajprmaverick's Avatar
    Quick update I usually was using the laptop dock wirelessly but since continuum runs smoother using a wired connection I started connecting the phone to the laptop dock using the usb c cable. I noticed that the phone would run hot and I thought well maybe is due to its charging the phone but my phone is losing charge. The phone is showing that its charging but its actually losing the charge makes no sense, all I am using is the web browser.
    11-19-2016 03:39 PM
  9. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    The phone is showing that its charging but its actually losing the charge makes no sense, all I am using is the web browser.
    I see this too, which is odd since it should be QC 2.0 IIRC (maybe even 3.0), but it definitely does not charge that fast even when in standby. I'll ping HP and see what's up. Could be a firmware thing, but I can't find any newer firmware on HP.com either.
    11-22-2016 11:35 AM
  10. Christian_1's Avatar
    Hi, i noticed that the phone seems to be charging when the lap dock is connect to AC power.

    Also, I'm having issues with HP Device hub app. I can't see the lap dock in the HP Device Hub. I connected the USB C wire and AC power but the lap dock doesn't appear in the list, I see only my phone. When I dock the phone in the desk dock, I can see both my phone and the desk dock. But when I connect my phone in the lap dock, I don't see the lap dock listed in the device hub.
    11-22-2016 11:49 AM
  11. dpgx81's Avatar
    Same issue on my end - I pulled the documentation from HP and it appears the updates for the dock are done through device hub. The issue I have is device hub doesn't show my lap dock which is strange.
    11-22-2016 12:11 PM
  12. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    In using the Lap Dock today I find that the charge can hold/maintain and in some cases slowly gain. But I have also seen it the other way (depends if you run the HP Display Tools too).Few things: I think this will get better once MS lets you turn off the phone's display during Continuum. Ther other is I was wrong about Quick Charge being on board, it's not. Just a standard charge is coming in, which helps explain some of the gains/losses. I also think what you do on it (how taxing of the CPU) will affect the battery charge/discharge situation.
    11-22-2016 03:16 PM
  13. hsukirk's Avatar
    OMG. Clove UK announces price at just under 600 and delivery in Feb.

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    11-25-2016 05:36 AM
  14. dpgx81's Avatar
    Love this thing the more I use it, reminds me of the HP Spectre - super slim, light, but solid construction. Working off this exclusively next week from Las Vegas and dying to see how it works with no fall back.
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    11-25-2016 03:19 PM
  15. Candy_girl2008's Avatar
    Just brought the X3 holiday bundle include the lapdock...Love the X3,only 1 thing make me so mad that cant connect the X3 to the lapdock :(

    I dont know the X3's problem or lapdock's problem?Need help,thanks
    11-26-2016 06:35 AM
  16. Ken Nye's Avatar
    I just got the lapdock yesterday and my x3 reboots every 5 min or so when I'm plugged in.
    When I'm wirelessly connected, they touchpad is to hard to use..
    Anyone else have the rebooting issue?
    11-27-2016 01:28 PM
  17. Billy Cantor's Avatar
    For those of you who already received your lap dock: is the screen covered by glass (like most modern touchscreens on laptops)?

    Why do I ask? Because I noticed that the "future Continuum direction" video showed Continuum with touch screen support.

    I know that HP has not advertised touchscreen support on the lap dock and we cannot expect the lap docks to magically gain touchscreen capabilities via a firmware update. But still I'm personally curious if there's a chance that an unadvertised touchscreen is built in, as that would really make the lap dock an amazing accessory and complete the "x3" vision.

    Of course this is all 100% speculation. I'm just excited about the x3 family and the future of Windows 10 :)
    11-27-2016 07:07 PM
  18. Daniel Rubino's Avatar

    Why do I ask? Because I noticed that the "future Continuum direction" video showed Continuum with touch screen support.

    There is no touchscreen hardware on the Lap Dock.

    I should also mention that touchscreen support for Continuum already arrived with the Anniversary Update.
    Last edited by Daniel Rubino; 11-28-2016 at 02:36 PM.
    11-28-2016 01:53 PM
  19. RicaChero's Avatar
    I just bought one as a present and I'm going to use the lap dock for myself. Everything is just wonderful for me. The transaction price and even the lap dock quality. However, I'm noticing that I need to update the firmware on the Dock. I don't want to open the HP elite X 3 until Christmas. Would one of you be kind enough to post here. The link shared from the HP Device Hub app.?
    11-28-2016 04:47 PM
  20. Billy Cantor's Avatar
    I should also mention that touchscreen support for Continuum already arrived with the Anniversary Update.
    Oh! That's great news! I just saw that the Anniversary Update also includes the ability to use Windows 10 (Anniversary Update) PCs as the display for the phone--so hopefully that's a good way to test our apps under this scenario.

    I suppose it is a great thing that Windows 10 is evolving so fast that we can't keep up with all the new capabilities. Thanks for keeping us all up to date and for the clarification, Daniel.
    11-28-2016 06:41 PM
  21. Christian_1's Avatar
    Just updated the lapdock to firmware T057 and the trackpad is much better now either wired or wirelessly. Combined with last week X3 firmware update, this makes the phone-laptop combo very enjoyable! The only thing I miss now is the trackpad deactivation when I type at the keyboard.
    11-28-2016 08:07 PM
  22. sketchy9's Avatar
    I'll chime in with using the Lap Dock with a 950XL. I actually have had a lot of problems with the trackpad and returned two-- the third one is acceptable. Here is my experience with all three:

    #1 would reliably crash my phone anytime I tried to use certain multigestures-- it really didn't like me trying to drag a Notification Center message away. Other multigestures, such as two-finger scroll, would work sometimes and other times lead to a phone crash. Also, clicking the pad wasn't super reliable, especially the right click. There was maybe a 1cm strip along the bottom that registered a right click. It wasn't perfect, but all in all, I could live with this. However, the perfect being the enemy of the good..I exchanged it for a new one.

    #2 had a straight up terrible trackpad. It was jerky with simple mouse movements and would crash the phone even with single finger gestures. The click was awful. It was almost a two-stage click response, one very light, and one requiring more force. Tapping to select was unreliable. The only way it was usable was with an external mouse. Back it went (and I was thinking I should've stuck with #1).

    #3 is, thankfully, the best of the bunch. Multigestures are still hit or miss, but single finger movement works with no issues at all. The click action is the best of the three, and the right click area is where it is supposed to be. We have a winner.

    Even now, the initial wired handshake isn't exactly smooth. My phone will make the USB connect/USB disconnect sound a couple of times, and sometimes the taskbar won't show up, necessitating a reconnect. I'll usually get a message on my phone that the USB device is not working properly. I'll just dismiss that message and everything will start working normally.

    It's encouraging to hear there's a new firmware update. Of course, as I don't have an Elite X3, there's no way for me to get it on my phone. I must say, though, that the Microsoft store in LA has been very helpful in all of this, exchanging the units with no questions asked, even though I'm not running it with an "officially supported" phone. I'm hoping they'll be able to let me connect to an Elite at the store and update my firmware.

    EDIT: a few other observations: standard keyboard shortcuts such as Alt-F4 and Alt-Tab work (which was very helpful for me when I had dock #2 that had an unusable mouse). Running the latest Fast Insider build, with screen timeout enabled, if I do the "sleep" Fn combination, the phone screen immediately turns off. Very helpful for me as I like to keep my phone timeout at 5 mins usually.
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    11-29-2016 12:05 AM
  23. Candy_girl2008's Avatar
    @Christian_1:How can you update the lapdock?Can you show me please,thanks
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    11-29-2016 02:21 AM
  24. Christian_1's Avatar
    @Candy_Girl2008 I used the HP Device Hub app.
    11-29-2016 07:44 AM
  25. George you's Avatar
    How about restart Falcon and also Lap Dock, and try again?
    11-30-2016 10:23 PM
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