Yesterday we showed some incredible device, but on Windows. Why is that?
In 2010, Steve Jobs predicted the era of Post-PC: no computers, only mobile multifunction devices. Terminals that can do anything. It’s a pity that this time has not come, and modern Apple does the exact opposite.
In the meantime, Apple is doing the opposite, the era of Post-PC has begun to bring … Microsoft. And helps her with this HP. Although after today’s announcement, I personally do not understand who helped anyone more :)
What is the HP Elite x3 and why does it wow
It is clearly not for the mass layman, but for the business. By the standards of smartphones, there is the most top-end hardware on the market, including superior Apple flagships.
Personally, I was immediately struck by the display, and not only by its size: it occupies almost the entire front panel area and has a huge resolution (2560 × 1440 pixels, QuadHD). The Windows 10 interface is made in such a way that it seems as if the background under the “tiles” imperceptibly merges with the body. Well done.
Qualcomm processor at 2.15 GHz, decent 4 gigabytes of RAM (I have the same amount on a macbook) and 64 GB of internal storage. The most chic: there is support for memory cards up to 2 terabytes. Speak, there are none yet? They’ll do nothing.
A 16 megapixel camera (front 8) is always a plus, but I can’t say anything about the quality of the photos, because I don’t know. But he noticed the USB Type-C port, now a fashionable thing. There is a retina scanner for authorization instead of a password and a biometric sensor. It is protected normally, the retinal scanner will be interesting to check in practice.
I almost forgot, HP declared protection against water and dust according to the IP67 standard. There is also a 4150 mAh battery, twice as much as the iPhone 6s Plus. In short, they didn’t save on the device at all. And once again I note the design – everything is decorous and stylish, plus Bang front speakers were pleased&Olufsen with interesting perforation.
All this, of course, is not just. Please note: I have never called the HP Elite X3 a smartphone or tablet. And the manufacturer himself is in no hurry.