Let's be honest: Some of my coworkers who've tried the Sprout don't see the point. I can see where they're coming from, but I think it's because they don't see where the Sprout and its ideas are going. Traditional computing applications will be with us for a while, sure, but advances in imaging technology point to new kinds of computing on the horizon.
HP's recent hardware history has been unremarkable: decent machines, nothing too daring. But now we have the Sprout. It stretches the capabilities of a PC. Priced at $1900, it may not sell like hotcakes (it's way too early to tell). But it's HP's bid to have at least one kind of computer that's ahead of the game, and that's a good place to be.
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