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Catherine
06 Nov 2014

You can pry my Desktop PC out of my cold dead hands!!

Posted by:

Dave
06 Nov 2014

I personally have trouble with the all in one technology. If all of the individual components were plugged in to a power source (main PC) it would look more attractive.
Think about the TV/DVD player devices. If the DVD head crashes you have to replace the whole thing when there may not be anything wrong with the TV.

Posted by:

ChrisChrolli
06 Nov 2014

I also like the concept of the 2-screen system, but the projector configuration is a bit clunky. It would be nice if the horizontal input touch screen is an exact electronic copy of the output vertical screen, perhaps with slightly lower resolution made of cheaper material like OLED. The horizontal screen would be switchable to function either as a regular keyboard or a touch screen, or have both functions on at the same time. Also, I don't think the mouse is going to disappear anytime soon, especially for applications requiring a high-resolution pointing device. A human finger is just too fat.

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John L.
06 Nov 2014

The Touch Mat certainly makes more sense than a touch screen for a desktop PC. Since the 'system' is compact with no cables, what about a handled case for portability? What is the weight of this package, anyway? Could be handy for presentations.

Posted by:

D Baldwin
06 Nov 2014

YES! I for one would be very interested in the Sprout. I am a commercial embroiderer and use software that requires a lot of screen work. It is very heavy on the graphics. This would be ideal. It is a little pricey, but that may come down if enough are sold. The desktop is still alive and well in our household.

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DPCRN
06 Nov 2014

I would love to work with one of these, but the price tag will keep me away.

Re the MultiJet Fusion: Will we ever be able to say "Tea. Earl Grey, hot" then sit down with a copy of Moby Dick? (sorry for those of you who don't get the reference)

Posted by:

RichF
06 Nov 2014

Wish I was still working so I c2ould get one of those.

Posted by:

Reg
06 Nov 2014

My desktop is not going away anytime soon. There are too many things that are too difficult to do on a tiny screen with a miniscule keyboard and little ram. This device is not as powerful (Ram & hard drive)as my desktop but may, however, have a future if more reasonably priced and powerful(Ram & hard drive.

Posted by:

Graham
06 Nov 2014

Hello Bob,
The Sprout sounds fantastic. Any idea if and when it will be available in the UK?

Graham

Posted by:

Jim
06 Nov 2014

I would love to have one, but I'm afraid my wife would freak out if I came home with yet another computer (currently have 5 PC's, 2 tablets, 1 Kindle, 1 Ipad and 5 smart phones)no matter how 'cool' it is, and this one does sound very cool. I actually saw a commercial for it on TV the other day. Although I wasn't really paying attention to it until I saw it projecting down on the the horizontal pad. Well, Christmas is coming, maybe with enough hints...

Posted by:

Elizabeth Landry
06 Nov 2014

Dear Bob,
Is the Sprout going to have built in privacy that is backed by HP that will pay you damages if your creations get hacked?
For that amount of money it should. Peace, E

Posted by:

Bob
06 Nov 2014

I am an old fashion old codger and for those who like stuff like the HP Sprout by all means go for it. I myself will stick with what I am using and am happy with.

Posted by:

Donald Biddix
07 Nov 2014

H P Sprout---(+=_-*&^%$#@!!!!)

Posted by:

StnRck64
07 Nov 2014

When the illuminator is projecting onto the mat are'nt your fingers providing an obtrusive shadow?

Posted by:

Richard
07 Nov 2014

meh

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
07 Nov 2014

I do see this, as the wave of the future, for using computers. I don't like the price, but, as one other person already stated, if, many are sold, the price will come down, eventually.

As for the components that are installed, they seem fine, at least to me. The only one, I wouldn't want, is Windows 8.1. At this price, I would wait for Windows 10, to be the OS.

Since, many computer users really don't understand, the office computer can and frequently is, small in stature and does NOT have most of the "bells and whistles", that many of consumers have or for those, who build their own systems ... Which for me, is still the BEST way, to have a Desktop!!! Self Built Systems are personalized and are the only way to go, especially if, you are a Gamer!!!

However, the HP Sprout seems not bad, not bad, at all, to me. Again, it's the price, that hold me back, big time. Right now, I have an "Off Lease" Dell Optiplex 960 Desktop, that has an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8500 3.16 GHz, 8GB of Memory, Winodws 7 Professional 64 Bit OS and it is doing the job!!! Oh, I wish I could get a new Graphic Card, since, this Desktop has Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver, instead of an independent Graphics Card. I will just have to wait, until this one goes out. Right now, it is doing fine.

Posted by:

Robert
07 Nov 2014

Thie "projected keyboard" idea does have at least two drawbacks. First, like a prior poster pointed out (yes I like to go for alliterations) there is the issue of one's fingers casting shadows in such a way you may not be able to see the "keys." And also with such a nice, flat, inviting surface area, it will be taken over by the cat anyway, who will probably enjoy not having to lie on that lumpy old physical keyboard. However I admit it will make taking scans of said cat a lot easier for the 3D printer files (okay, a "CAT Scan" joke...)

Posted by:

Dean
08 Nov 2014

I won't be ditching my desktop any time soon for this high priced system. The top down projection seems like a bad idea to me. Your hands would constantly be in the way of the projected image while using it. Why not create a bottom lit touch pad to eliminate this problem and reserve the projector for scanning?

Posted by:

Den
09 Nov 2014

Re: I am an old fashion old codger...
Hey Bob, you laughed when a guy twenty years older than you said the same thing about his beeper.

Posted by:

Troi
23 Nov 2014

DPCRN....make it so!!

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