HP Elite x3 User Manual
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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 2 Windows. Systems may require change without notice. The only warranties for upgraded and/or separately purchased HP products and services are set forth in the hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to express warranty statements accompanying take full advantage of Windows functionality.
  • Page 3 Safety warning notice WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the lap dock, do not place the lap dock directly on your lap. Use the lap dock only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow.
  • Page 4 Safety warning notice...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Two-finger scroll ..........................17 Two-finger double tap ........................17 Using the keyboard and optional mouse ......................17 Using the HP Elite x3 as a TouchPad ........................18 5 Entertainment features ..........................19 Using audio ................................19 Connecting speakers ......................... 19...
  • Page 6 6 Power management ............................. 20 Shutting down (turning off) the lap dock ......................20 Initiating and exiting Sleep ..........................20 Using battery power ............................20 Displaying the remaining battery charge ..................21 Maximizing battery discharge time ....................21 Identifying low battery levels ......................21 Resolving a low battery level ......................
  • Page 7: Welcome

    *You can find your HP Limited Warranty located with the user guides on your product and/or on the CD or DVD provided in the box. In some countries or regions, HP may provide a printed warranty in the box. For countries or regions where the warranty is not provided in printed format, you can request a copy from http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments.
  • Page 8 Resource Contents can write to HP at POD, PO Box 161, Kitchener Road Post Office, Singapore 912006. Include your product name, and your name, phone number, and postal address. Chapter 1 Welcome...
  • Page 9: Components

    Components Right Component Description Battery charge status lights Indicates battery charge status when the battery charge status button is pressed and held or when the lap dock is initially connected to AC power: All four lights turn on sequentially: The battery charge is ●...
  • Page 10: Left

    High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) device. HP Elite x3 connector Connects the HP Elite x3 to the lap dock using the included USB Type-C cable. NOTE: While the HP Elite x3 is connected to the lap dock via the included cable, the lap dock charges the HP Elite x3.
  • Page 11: Display

    Wireless antennas* Connect wirelessly to the HP Elite x3 via Miracast. NOTE: The lap dock cannot connect to the Internet. If the HP Elite x3 is connected to the Internet and to the lap dock, the lap dock can display websites.
  • Page 12: Top

    TouchPad Component Description Left TouchPad button Functions like the left button on an external mouse. NOTE: The left and right TouchPad buttons function only like the left and right buttons of an external mouse and do not support TouchPad zone functions. TouchPad zone Reads your finger gestures to move the pointer or activate items on the screen.
  • Page 13: Lights

    Lights Component Description Caps lock light On: Caps lock is on, which switches the key input to all capital letters. Low battery and TouchPad light Amber: The battery charge level is less than 10 percent. ● Green: The battery charge level is more than 10 percent and the ●...
  • Page 14: Keys

    Keys Component Description Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key or other key. Using the hot keys on page Windows key Opens the Start menu. NOTE: Pressing the Windows key again will close the Start menu.
  • Page 15: Using The Hot Keys

    Using the hot keys To use a hot key: Press the key, and then press one of the keys listed in the following table. ▲ Press fn+ function Description Switches the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example, if a monitor is connected to the lap dock, repeatedly pressing the hot key alternates the screen image from lap dock display to monitor display to simultaneous display on both the lap dock and monitor.
  • Page 16: Bottom

    Bottom Component Description Speakers Produce sound. Labels The labels affixed to the lap dock provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the lap dock. IMPORTANT: Check the following locations for the labels described in this section: the bottom of the lap dock or on the back of the display.
  • Page 17 Component Product number Warranty period Regulatory label(s)—Provide(s) regulatory information about the lap dock. ● Wireless certification label(s)—Provide(s) information about optional wireless devices and the approval ● markings for the countries or regions in which the devices have been approved for use. Labels...
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    Getting started Setting up the lap dock Connecting to AC power WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible at all times. Disconnect power from the equipment by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet. If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on the power cord, plug the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3-pin outlet.
  • Page 19: Connecting To The Hp Elite X3

    Connect the other end of the cable to the connector on the HP Elite x3. NOTE: The first time you connect the HP Elite x3 to the lap dock, select I see it on the HP Elite x3 and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 20 Select Wireless adapter, select Connect, and then select HP Lap Dock XXXXX. Chapter 3 Getting started...
  • Page 21: Screen Navigation

    ● Use keyboard and optional mouse (mouse purchased separately) ● Use touch gestures on the HP Elite x3 ● Using the TouchPad gestures The TouchPad helps you navigate the lap dock screen and control the pointer using simple touch gestures.
  • Page 22: Left Click And One-Finger Slide

    Left click and one-finger slide NOTE: The left and right TouchPad buttons function only like the left and right buttons of an external mouse and do not support TouchPad zone functions. For left and right TouchPad button locations, see TouchPad on page TIP: Some apps might not support all TouchPad gestures.
  • Page 23: Two-Finger Scroll

    Two-finger scroll NOTE: When performing this gesture, make sure that you do not move your fingers over the left and right TouchPad buttons. The left and right TouchPad buttons function only like the left and right buttons of an external mouse and do not support TouchPad zone functions.
  • Page 24: Using The Hp Elite X3 As A Touchpad

    Using the HP Elite x3 as a TouchPad You can use the HP Elite x3 as a TouchPad to scroll and to perform the one- and two-finger gestures on the lap dock screen.
  • Page 25: Entertainment Features

    Entertainment features Use your HP lap dock for business or pleasure to listen to audio or connect external devices. See Components on page 3 to locate these features on your lap dock. Using audio Connecting speakers You can attach wired speakers to your lap dock by connecting them to a USB Type-C port or to the audio-out (headphone) jack on your lap dock or on a docking station.
  • Page 26: Power Management

    Select lap dock products can switch between graphic modes to increase battery life. While the HP Elite x3 is connected to the lap dock via the included cable, the lap dock charges the HP Elite x3. Chapter 6 Power management...
  • Page 27: Displaying The Remaining Battery Charge

    Tips for maximizing battery discharge time: Lower the brightness on the display. ● Connect the HP Elite x3 to the lap dock using the included cable. ● Turn off the keyboard backlight by pressing fn+f12. ●...
  • Page 28 Connect the lap dock to external AC power under any of the following conditions: When charging or calibrating a battery ● When updating the firmware ● When you connect the lap dock to external AC power, the following events occur: The battery begins to charge.
  • Page 29: Maintenance

    NOTE: Do not turn off or disconnect the HP Elite x3 while the upgrade is in progress. After the installation is complete, disconnect the HP Elite x3, disconnect power to the lap dock, and then restart the lap dock. Cleaning your lap dock Use the following products to safely clean your lap dock: Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.3 percent maximum concentration (for example, disposable...
  • Page 30: Cleaning The Display

    CAUTION: To prevent damage to internal components, do not spray cleaning agents or liquids directly on any lap dock surface. Liquids dripped on the surface can permanently damage internal components. Cleaning the display Gently wipe the display using a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with an alcohol-free glass cleaner. Be sure that a display is dry before you close the lap dock.
  • Page 31 WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not attempt to power the lap dock with a voltage converter kit sold for appliances. Traveling with or shipping your lap dock...
  • Page 32: Specifications

    AC adapter or a DC power source supplied and approved by HP for use with this lap dock. The lap dock can operate on DC power within the following specifications. The voltage and current for your lap dock is located on the regulatory label.
  • Page 33: Electrostatic Discharge

    Electrostatic Discharge Electrostatic discharge is the release of static electricity when two objects come into contact—for example, the shock you receive when you walk across the carpet and touch a metal door knob. A discharge of static electricity from fingers or other electrostatic conductors may damage electronic components.
  • Page 34: 10 Accessibility

    10 Accessibility HP designs, produces, and markets products and services that can be used by everyone, including people with disabilities, either on a stand-alone basis or with appropriate assistive devices. To access the latest information on HP accessibility, go to http://www.hp.com/accessibility.
  • Page 35: Index

    19 power switch 20 unresponsive system 20 hot keys, using 9 product name and number, lap USB Type-C power connector and HP Elite x3 connector 4 dock 10 SuperSpeed port, identifying 3 HP Elite x3, connecting 13 Index...
  • Page 36 using the keyboard and optional mouse 17 using the TouchPad 15 Windows key, identifying 8 wireless certification label 11 WLAN antennas, identifying 5 WLAN device 11 WLAN label 11 Index...

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