The physical Microsoft Stores in the United States started selling the HP Elite x3 earlier this week. Today, Microsoft has finally started taking pre-orders for the HP Elite x3’s Lap Dock online. The Microsoft Store is selling the device for a hefty $599, and it’ll be released on the 14th of November.
For those unfamiliar, HP’s Lap Dock is basically a portable monitor for Continuum on the Elite x3. HP Elite x3 owners can use Continuum wirelessly on the Lap Dock, which is pretty neat. The Lap Dock also comes with a full-sized keyboard (backlit and spill-resistant) and mouse. As for the display, you’ll get a 12.5-inch Full HD panel on the HP Lap Dock. HP has also included the Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers in the Lap Dock, and there’s also a headphone jack. Additionally, HP has included a 46.5 WHr battery on the Desk Dock. Lastly, HP says the Lap Dock weighs only 1kg.
Keep in mind that you’ll have to buy the HP Elite x3 separately, which costs $799 (with the Desk Dock) on the Microsoft Store. As a result, you’ll have to spend around $1400 (or less if you don’t get the Desk Dock) for the HP Elite x3 which might be quite a high price.