Hewlett-Packard announced that it would split in two, one company focusing on PCs and printing, while the other to enterprise IT. During the announcement, HP CEO said PC company would explore “new computing experiences.” Today, Recode reported that HP will demonstrate one of them at an event in New York on Oct. 29, and the product is named ‘Sprout’.
It will be a new kind of computing product that combines 3D scanner and projection. Read about it below.
The product combines a large flat-screen display — similar to its Pavilion Touchsmart line of touch-enabled desktop PCs — with a flat touch-enabled work surface and an overhead assembly that combines a projector and a 3-D scanner, according to people who’ve seen it.
The overhead device projects images downward onto the work surface, which users can manipulate with their hands or with a stylus. They can resize pictures, move elements around and change colors. They can also easily add new elements to the image by scanning objects or other images directly on the work surface. This is where the overhead 3-D scanner comes into play. Adding an image of any object is as easy as placing it on the work surface where it can be scanned and then included in whatever the user is working on
This Sprout PC will be based on Windows and there is no info on the price.