HP Elite X3 gets a dunk test (video)


Normally when we are given review devices we are told not to expose them to danger (e.g doing a drop test to see if the glass would break).

It seems Windowsteca was under no such instructions, as they have actually decided to submerge their HP Elite X3 review unit and see if the much vaunted rugged IP67 features actually stood up to its promises.

IP67 means submergible for up to 1 metre for 30 minutes and protected from total dust ingress.

WindowsTeca did not take things quite that far, bit a brief dunk in a shallow bowl of water did no damage to the device, except for the speakers temporarily not working. They were fine after drying for a while however.

See the video below:

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The HP Elite X3 key Specs:

  • 5.96″ WQHD AMOLED display
  • 16MP Full HD camera
  • 64GB/expandable up to 2TB via microSD
  • Compatible with GSM carriers18
  • Includes HP Elite x3 Desk Dock
  • Iris recognition and fingerprint reader

Visit your local Microsoft Store to try this device in person. You can also order the device from Microsoft Store online here. You can read our full review of this device  (minus dunk test) here.