HP’s Sprout PC is loaded with features

HP SproutEvery once in a while, I see a review of a product that I may never get a chance to try myself, and today it is the Sprout PC. It is a one-piece PC that could easily create a standard.

Sprout is a 23-inch touchscreen that has Windows 8.1, 8 gigabytes of memory, and a terabyte hard drive. In addition to the wireless mouse and keyboard, it has a 20-inch mat. The mat locks with the touchscreen and it is an extension of the touchscreen.

Why is that important? Maybe it is because the Sprout has a projector that can shine on the mat so you can use it as a touchscreen. The mat can be used as a scanner, and there is even an attachment to make this a 3-D scanner as well. Then there is a stylus and lots of apps.

Now, this was a review from David Pogue, who is a famous gadget reviewer. He says that “in its 1.0 version, it’s teetering on the brink of failure”. I would not mind having this in my own home, and take it on the road myself.

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Google to have the cheapest laptop, ever?

chromebook_635x250_1381264802I’m sure that a lot of us want to have a cheap laptop, as most of us are set back several hundred dollars if we buy a new one. Google might have a solution for you, but you need to use Chrome on this notebook that only runs $279.

This laptop which is HP Chromebook 11 and it is made by HP. It relies heavily on always having a continuous Internet connection for Gmail, Google Docs, and other services that require the cloud. Yes, the Chromebook 11 does not have much memory.

The other features include a screen of 11.6 inches and weighs in at 2 pounds. It has speakers that are safely tucked in underneath the keyboard to project sound toward the user.

You should be able to get this Chromebook 11 at the Google Play store in white or black. I’ll repeat the price again: $279.

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