Experience innovative and intuitive multi-touch technology with the sprout immersive computer by HP. Located on the Sprout is the Sprout Illuminator, which is made up of 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.
Combined with a 20" 20-point HP Touch Mat and a 23" LED-backlit touchscreen, you'll be able to capture, edit, and share your photos with ease. Both the 23" touchscreen and the 20" touch mat can display images, which works as a dual display setup. Search for a photo you want to edit and then simply flick it down to the touch mat to start making your changes in the sprout workspace app. You can also use the included Adonit Jot Pro stylus for precision writing and drawing.
The system is powered by a quad-core 4th-gen Haswell 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-4790S processor. It also has 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB solid state hybrid drive with 8GB of cache, an NVIDIA Geforce GT 745Agraphics card, a 3-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, andBluetooth 4.0.
Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
HP sprout immersive computer
The sprout illuminator is 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. An LED desk lamp illuminates the object for better capture.
HP touch mat
Underneath the sprout illuminator is the HP touch mat, which is a 20" diagonal, 20-point touch-enabled mat with an ultra-resistant top coating. The touch mat can also display the workspace you're working in. Simply flick the image you want to work with down to the touch mat and work directly on the image. You can also use the touch mat as a virtual keyboard. The touch mat connects to the sprout via the sprout connector.
Adonit Jot Pro Stylus
If you require precision touch capabilities, the included Adonit Jot Pro stylus allows you to write and draw comfortably. It can also be attached magnetically to the upper-right side of the sprout display.
23" LED-Backlit 10-Point Touchscreen
The sprout has a 23" touchscreen backlit with white LEDs and features a wide viewing angle. The touchscreen supports 10-point touch, allowing you to manipulate images using both hands. The display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution. You can also output to an external display via the HDMI port.
The sprout houses a 4th-generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4790S processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 3.2 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 4.0 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The quad cores can also be pushed to 8 virtual threads for added performance. The 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM ensures that programs open quickly so you can jump right in with minimum load times with smooth multitasking.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745A Graphics
The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 745A graphics card with 2GB of DDR3 discrete memory allows the sprout to reproduce high definition images on screen. The sprout also switches to integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 when doing everyday tasks, such as checking email or browsing the Internet.
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
Connect wirelessly to the Internet with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support. You can also use Bluetooth 4.0 technology to wirelessly connect peripherals and accessories to the sprout.
HP Workspace allows you to fully experience the sprout. Reimagine your creativity by capturing and manipulating objects to create a better image. If you need a tutorial for how to use the sprout, the "Getting Started" app will show you basic pointers and tips.
CyberLink PowerDirector allows you to make your own movies. Fresh Paint includes oil, watercolors, pencils, and all the tools you need to paint. HP Connected Photo allows you to gain access to your photos on your PC and mobile devices, then celebrate your memories with photo cards, gifts, and prints.
Games & Entertainment
HP Connected Music allows you to listen to music from multiple sources inside one app. Microsoft Project Spark is a powerful yet simple way to build and play your own worlds, stories, and games. Piano Time is an engaging multi-touch piano app with built-in songs and configurable recording/playback features.
Communication & Chat
Call, video chat, and message with friends and family using Skype.
Productivity & Tools
Adobe Reader allows you to read PDF files while Bing Translator quickly translates different languages for you. Evernote Premium is the workspace for your work while Evernote Touch remembers it across all your devices. HP Connected Drive simplifies your digital life with access to your files across your PC, tablet, smartphone, and online services. HP ePrint Driver can print from your favorite hotspot or when you have Internet access. HP IE Favorites for sprout can allow you to go to a website by simply clicking its name. The Weather Channel app brings together over 200 meteorologists and the ultra-local TruPoint forecasting technology.
Security & Protection
HP Recovery Manager recovers, restores, and creates recovery media for your PC. HP Support Assistant provides immediate, always-on, self-help support built right into your PC.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network Options, and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8.1 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom, and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you purchase it.