Well, five months later, the machine, which incorporates Intel’s RealSense 3D camera technology, is finally a reality.
This week HP announced that Sprout will be available in select Staples stores in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, as well as online. The device is being marketed for creative types who are looking to create 3D content.
Among its functionalities, HP highlighted its 3D Capture Stage accessory, which serves as a turntable for objects, which is capable of tilting 15 degrees while turning for thorough scans.
3D models that are created can then be manipulated digitally. The company is offering 3D Capture later in the summer as a free upgrade to existing 3D Snapshot software currently on the devices, which only captures one side of the object. There seems to also be a collaboration component to the software, with HP saying that users can share digital objects and let others “view and manipulate them in an on-line 3D viewer where they can rotate or resize an object to see multiple perspectives.”
The final price and specs – HP is listing the Sprout at $2 499.00 in Canada – puts the device squarely in the business market. The 3D Capture Stage accessory will be available starting in July for $299.
|Operating System||Windows 8.1|
|Camera||HP Illuminator, powered by the HP DLP Projector, the HP High-Resolution Camera with up to 14.6 megapixel resolution and the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera for instant capture of 2D and 3D objects, along with an LED desk lamp|
|HP Touch Mat||20″ diagonal, 20-point touch-enabled touch mat with an ultra-resistant top coating|
|Stylus||Adonit Jot Pro stylus to write and draw comfortably. It can be attached magnetically to the upper-right side of the Sprout display|
|Processor||4th generation Intel Core i7-4790S|
|Graphics||NVidia GeForce GT 745A with 2GB DDR3 dedicated memory|
|Integrated display||23″ diagonal, 10-point touch-enabled, Full HD (1920×1080) Wide Viewing Angle, White-LED backlit LCD Display|
|Memory||8 GB DDR3-1600 (expandable to 16 GB)|
|Hybrid drive||1TB SATA Solid State Hybrid Drive with 8GB flash acceleration cache offers SSD-like Speed & HDD capacity|
|Webcam||HP High Definition 1MP Webcam|
|Sound||DTS Studio Sound|
|Wireless||10/100/1000 Base-T Network and Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n featuring Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO technology|
|USB ports||Dual USB 2.0 ports and dual USB 3.0 ports|
|Memory Card Reader||3-in-1 Media Card Reader – Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Keyboard and mouse||Premium wireless chiclet-style keyboard with volume control, Windows 8 hot keys and optical mouse|
|sprout workspace||The app for capturing, creating and sharing your ideas|