HP has pushed out a small firmware update for the Elite x3’s Lap Dock, which I coincidentally reviewed this morning. The update was first spotted in our forums by Christian_1 who did the update last night.
Since the Lap Dock is so new and part of its update infrastructure is just coming online, I’ll explain how to go about checking and installing the firmware.
First, let’s cover what is new with the Lap Dock’s update.
HP Lap Dock Firmware Revision: T0057
- Touchpad Support for touchpad physical click, drag and drop
- Keyboard backlight is on by default and turns off after 15 seconds of no keyboard activity
Obviously, not a huge update, but an important one. The first change refers to how the touchpad relied on single taps to do tasks in Continuum. Now, you can do that and press down to click the touchpad (before, nothing happened with this action). This behavior now mimics how most Windows laptop touchpads operate.
The second piece is important for conserving battery life and is self-explanatory.
How to check and upgrade firmware
HP are building out a very vital ecosystem for the Elite x3. One of the pieces to that puzzle is the HP Device Hub, which is an app that comes pre-installed on the Elite x3 to manage your device, warranty, and regulatory information as well as send feedback directly to HP about your Elite x3. There is also a User Guide and contact support for assistance.
HP are also initiating a push notification service to let the user know of new firmware availability.