In late 2014 HP announced a new PC called Sprout which featured a built-in projector and touch mat, it’s unlike anything you would normally find on somebody’s desk. A little over a year after this PC first made its appearance HP today announced the launch of a new version of the Sprout, called the Sprout Pro, it’s designed with schools and professionals in mind.
Louis Kim, global head and general manager of Immersive Computing at HP said “Sprout Pro adds tools for creative professionals, students and instructors to the groundbreaking Sprout platform,” adding that features like instant 2D and 3D scanning, augmented reality and an immersive dual screen is now aided by pro-apps and enhanced security.
HP Sprout Pro runs Windows 10 straight out of the box and features 3D object scanning as well, this feature was added to the original Sprout last year through a software update. Some additional features are included in this new version as well.
Sprout Companion for Skype for Business provides a different remote sharing experience by allowing users to share a Sprout 2D capture during a Skype meeting, and also annotate on the Skype whiteboard using Sprout’s pen and mat.
The External Display Mixer lets users share what’s on the dual screen, downward facing camera or video from the webcam simultaneously. Users also get professional-level document scanning and optical character recognition.
HP Sprout Pro runs on the latest generation Core i7 processors from Intel with DDR4 memory for improved processing power and enhanced graphics performance. The company is going to release the Sprout Pro next month for $2,199.