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Laurianne
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10/31/2014 | 11:15:00 AM
App possibilities
Interesting point re HP needing great apps that take advantage of this unusual PC. You can see the image/video editing possibilities. What else comes to mind, readers?
Michael Endler
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10/31/2014 | 12:27:38 PM
Not a bad move after the break up
When HP split its PC/printer and software businesses, I think it reinforced for a lot of people that HP weathered some bumpy roads during the PC slump. Introducing a genuinely novel concept isn't a bad way to start the post-break up period.
Lorna Garey
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10/31/2014 | 1:17:57 PM
Re: App possibilities
Could parts be scanned and brought into the advanced modeling software that engineers use, like SurfaceWorks? That would be very cool.

And, with 3D, clearly the biz to be in is not just the hardware, but the materials used to make items. HP learned that lesson with the inkjet.
Thomas Claburn
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10/31/2014 | 4:18:34 PM
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The thing I can't figure out is why it doesn't make sense to sell just the Illuminator and mat as PC peripherals, rather than grafting them onto a PC permanently. It may work as marketing but I have trouble seeing the practical advantages of this approach.
Lorna Garey
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10/31/2014 | 4:22:33 PM
Re: App possibilities
Maybe that's Plan B if the whole setup doesn't sell. I imagine it also has to to with the operation being on the complex side, and it's always easier to control the entire hardware/software ecosystem.
Thomas Claburn
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10/31/2014 | 4:26:07 PM
Re: App possibilities
Maybe the focus and motion detection become difficult if the Illuminator is mounted at different distances, which would happen with peripherals on varied computer models. I suppose there's also some advantage to be able to guarantee certain hardware capabilities to developers writing Sprout apps.
mak63
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10/31/2014 | 4:33:38 PM
Sprout
The HP Sprout looks like an amazing machine. It's already on sale for almost 2 grand. Not bad for people who really need something like that.
batye
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11/1/2014 | 3:08:39 AM
Re: App possibilities
@Lorna Garey interesting idea and point... how I see it... we are living during new tech. revolution... and in few years we gonna open Paradigm doors... - how I see it...
batye
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11/1/2014 | 3:14:58 AM
Re: Not a bad move after the break up
@Michael Endler I still remember days when HP trying to enter PDA market and created perfect phone pda Ipaq H5550 well ahead of it time... but after drop it... I keep using my Ipaq H5550 until end of 2013... HP could create perfect product... but what after... like Web OS on HP Touchpad....

it not like Apple keep using and reusing same idea over and over again riding wave...

I could be wrong... but history will tell :)
batye
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11/1/2014 | 3:18:28 AM
Re: App possibilities
Laurianne could not agree more... I would like to say - HP does create interesting products and if using right marketing and hype... could give good run for it money to Apple and Microsoft... and other pc makers... but will HP do it???
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