Microsoft has finally started taking pre-orders for the HP Elite x3 in the United States. The device’s pre-orders went live for the United Kingdom and a few other countries recently, and customers in the US can also pre-order the device now. As for the US, Microsoft Store is selling the Elite x3 for $799 with the Desk Dock. In case you are unfamiliar, the Desk Dock will allow you to use Continuum for phones on your Elite x3 by connecting to a monitor, as well as some other accessories such a keyboard or a mouse. HP is also expected to sell the HP Mobile Extender for the Elite x3, which will allow you to use Continuum for phones on a laptop-like device which just has a monitor, a keyboard, and a touchpad — but that device isn’t available for purchase from the Microsoft Store just yet.
As a reminder, the HP Elite x3 won’t work for those on Verizon, but it should be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other carriers:
Unlocked GSM cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g., H20, Straight Talk, Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, and select prepaid carriers). Microsoft does not guarantee the performance of phones. Please check with your carrier of choice for phone compatibility. Actual data speeds will vary. Check with your network operator for details.
In case you are wondering about the x3’s specs, here’s a quick rundown of some of the most important things on the device: it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, a 5.96-inch WQHD AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, and an Iris scanner.
Microsoft states the HP Elite x3 will be shipped on the 12th of September, but keep in mind that the date may change considering the fact that HP has delayed the release of the device in the UK a couple of times already.
If you would like to pre-order an Elite x3, you can get it from the Microsoft Store here for $799.