For the next two months I will be testing out the HP Sprout. So in this post I thought I would explain a little more about it, what it can do, and our initial thoughts. We have had a mini training session from the HP guys so that we could hit the ground running, as we are working on a project together, but more about that in my next post.
As you can see the Sprout doesn’t look like just any other computer. Its is a desk top computer, and to use it, is simple, intuitive and I’ve got to say it looks impressive, modern and sleek with its design. It also doesn’t have an ugly tower, so though the unit as a whole feels large (I only have a very small two tier desk and it doesn’t fit) its in actual fact neater and sleeker that any desk top.
It’s more than that though, and the special features that it has, make it completely different to anything I have ever used before.
It comes complete with the 20″ touch mat above, the 23″ touchscreen, a bluetooth keyboard, mouse and Adonit Jot Pro Stylus.
We all have spent the last couple of weeks using it, so that we could get a good feel of it, including the children, who love lots of the applications it has to offer. We decided to have it in a shared space in our home, and this has worked really well, as we both separately and together have been finding out exactly what the Sprout has to offer. Here are some of thing that make the Sprout so unique:
- 3D scanning experience: the first fully integrated desktop 3D scanning solution, it provides users a simple, quick and affordable way to create 3D content. With just a few button taps, the new 3D Capture application works with Sprout’s technology to create a full 3D digital model that can be manipulated.
- The Sprout Illuminator: A capture and projection system that combines multiple devices – a scanner, depth sensor, hi res camera, projector – into a single system to capture and project dimensional images like never before, allowing users to take items from the physical world and seamlessly merge them into the digital workspace.
- Real-Time Remote Collaboration: Advances how users work, learn, collaborate and share by allowing them to seamlessly interact with and manipulate content remotely in real-time whether across the room or miles away via HP MyRoom.
- Sprout Stop Motion: this allows any user to easily create stop motion videos by capturing real objects as digital assets using the two Sprout cameras. You can then mix them up with screen captures and edit using features like frame duplication, image cloak and delay.
- Dual-screen Experience: An intuitive and flexible form factor with an integrated vertical touch screen and horizontal capacitive touch mat, designed with creative expression and human movement in mind.
- Immersive Applications: A growing suite of applications uniquely designed and optimized for Sprout by HP and available through the Sprout Marketplace.
Now my next post will cover how I’m getting on using the Sprout, and will be in couple of weeks time. With a final post showing you what we have come up with whilst using it. So stay tuned for my Sprout action!
You can see my second post HERE.
This is a collaborative post with HP.