EdTech: Making the Grade in Education With the HP Sprout Pro

By: John Breeden II
November 29, 2017

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At the core of the Sprout is an all-in-one computer with a fast, Intel Core i7 processor, plenty of RAM, a high-end Nvidia GeForce video card and a terabyte- sized solid-state hard drive. Standard peripherals like a mouse and keyboard are included, but ­probably not needed.

There are many ways to interact with the Sprout. The 23-inch LED screen is a 10-point touch screen. There is also the Touch Mat, which sits in front of the monitor where the keyboard is usually found. The mat is blank when the Sprout is off, but when the device is powered up, the overhead HP Illuminator, which looks like a reading lamp, can project anything onto it.

Combined with the Illuminator, the mat becomes a 20-point touchpad with buttons and controls that perfectly match the program or application running on the system. The Illuminator also contains a 14-­megapixel high-resolution camera and an Intel RealSense 3D camera. Finally, the Sprout sports integrated premium ­stereo speakers and dual digital MEMS microphones for a full multi­media experience.

Read the entire review, only at Ed Tech Focus on K-12 Magazine.