Meet­ing ex­pec­ta­tions

> HP’s in­no­va­tive mo­bil­ity plat­form, the Elite x3, is set to rev­o­lu­tionise the mo­bile com­put­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

The Sun (Malaysia) - - TECH TODAY - JEREMY CHEONG

THE PHRASE, ‘you are your work­place’, is one that many com­pa­nies have adopted over the last few years to cope with the mas­sive changes in how the work­force con­ducts its day-to­day op­er­a­tions to­day.

The new gen­er­a­tion of em­ploy­ees are ex­pected to, or pre­fer to work for com­pa­nies or or­gan­i­sa­tions that are more flex­i­ble and do not keep them desk- or of­fice-bound.

While lap­tops and tablets are still go-to de­vices for these new gen­er­a­tion of road­war­riors, HP re­cently launched its Elite x3, which is de­signed to meet the de­mands of both em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees.

This in­no­va­tive mo­bile com­put­ing plat­form is not only ver­sa­tile but also pow­er­ful, se­cure and ex­tremely por­ta­ble.

“As busi­ness mo­bil­ity is be­com­ing more and more crit­i­cal, the ver­sa­til­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity of this de­vice will be an in­dus­try bench­mark,” said HP Asia Pa­cific and Ja­pan head of mo­bil­ity Daren Ng.

“HP be­lieves that as busi­nesses evolve, de­vices need to adapt to changes that en­able mo­bilised work­flows, and the HP Elite x3 is de­signed to meet this ex­act de­mand.

“We are con­fi­dent that the HP Elite x3 will be the right choice of mo­bile busi­ness de­vice for the new age work­force.”

This de­vice, which runs on the Win­dows 10 Mo­bile op­er­at­ing sys­tem, made its de­but in Fe­bru­ary dur­ing the Mo­bile World Congress 2016, and it deftly scooped up 24 awards for its game-chang­ing in­no­va­tion.

What makes the Elite x3 so spe­cial is that it looks like a very stylishly-de­signed smart­phone but is ac­tu­ally so much more.

It is the first built-for­busi­ness mo­bile de­vice that de­liv­ers seam­less ph­ablet, lap­top and desk­top busi­ness pro­duc­tiv­ity in a sin­gle de­vice.

How it does this is by mak­ing use of Con­tin­uum in Win­dows 10, which en­ables quick and fric­tion­less mul­ti­screen tran­si­tions be­tween a phone sce­nario and desk­top PC sce­nario.

From a smart­phone stand­point, HP has equipped the Elite x3 with all the bells and whis­tles to en­able it to go toe-to-toe with other flag­ship smart­phones.

Un­der the hood, the Elite x3 is pow­ered by a quad-core Qual­comm Snap­dragon 820 and 4GB worth of LPDDR4 RAM.

It also has 64GB of stor­age space which can be fur­ther ex­panded up to 2TB with the use of a mi­croSD card.

The Elite x3 also comes with a 4,150mAh bat­tery which can pro­vide users with up to 500 hours of standby time and 33 hours of talk time.

Other fea­tures in the Elite x3 are a large 5.96in WQHD (2560x1400) res­o­lu­tion Amoled dis­play with Corning Go­rilla Glass 4, a 16MP rear­fac­ing cam­era and an 8MP front-fac­ing cam­era.

Se­cu­rity is also a pri­or­ity with the Elite x3 as it boasts dual bio­met­ric au­then­ti­ca­tion, with iris recog­ni­tion and a fin­ger­print reader.

HP also made sure this de­vice is as ro­bust as pos­si­ble. The Elite x3 passes the MILSTD 810G test­ing, and is IP67 rated for dust and wa­ter re­sis­tance.

Fea­tures and spec­i­fi­ca­tions aside, what makes the Elite x3 re­ally stand out is its op­tional ac­ces­sories like the HP Desk Dock and Lap Dock.

Both of these trans­form the de­vice so that it gives users a desk­top or lap­top ex­pe­ri­ence and en­hances the func­tion­al­ity of the Elite x3.

For ex­am­ple, the Desk Dock comes with a Dis­playPort for ex­ter­nal mon­i­tor sup­port, two USB-A and a USB-C con­nec­tion and a wired Eth­er­net port.

As for the Lap Dock, it helps pro­vide users with a lap­top ex­pe­ri­ence us­ing a near-zero bezel 12.5in HD dis­play and it only weighs around 1kg.

For added se­cu­rity, no data is stored on the Lap Dock, and all of the apps, pass­words and files are man­aged and stored on the Elite x3.

The HP Elite x3 is al­ready avail­able for or­der and comes in at a start­ing price of RM3,599.

For those who want the com­plete set, they can opt for the bun­dle with the Elite x3, Desk Dock and Lap Dock for RM5,499.

For more, visit the HP web­site at my/eli­tex3.


(right) At the launch … Ng (third from left) with (from left) HP PPS busi­ness di­rec­tor for PC Cat­e­gory Frankie Chan, HP Malaysia and Ja­pan man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Kym Lim, and Mi­crosoft Malaysia Con­sumer Chan­nel Group gen­eral man­ager Bruce Howe.

(be­low) The HP Elite x3 (left) and the Lap Dock that turns it into a full-fledged lap­top.

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