tech2 News StaffOct 22, 2014 17:13:21 IST
Desktops and laptops are generally the products you've seen being manufactured by HP. But recently, the company announced that they would unveil their latest innovation called 'Sprout', which will be a new computing product. The actual product will only be revealed on October 29th.
So what is Sprout? For starters, no keyboard. According to the report from Re/code, Sprout will consist of three main parts: "a flat touch-enabled surface, a large flat screen display similar to HP's line of Pavilion desktops and an overhead assembly that includes a 3D scanner and projector."
Quite recently the company had decided to split into two divisions namely one focusing on PCs and the other for corporate hardware and services. Sprout it seems is part of the PC division which is looking at some news way of computing as well.
So how does it work? The report on Re/code adds that "the overhead device projects images downward onto the work surface, which users can manipulate with their hands or with a stylus." They can also scan objects and bring them into work surface via the overhead 3D scanner.
Clearly this sort of device, which allow for so many things will be aimed at business professionals. The computer is expected to run on Windows, but it could support Android later on as well, notes the report.
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