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Sprout Pro leads HP offerings at CES 2017
Anil George
January 9, 2017

Sprout Pro will now target manufacturing and retail

At CES this year, HP showcased a blend of gaming centric devices with devices pivoted towards commercial applications.

A key highlight for us would be the Sprout Pro G2. The second-generation all-in-one PC has been redesigned to target manufacturing, retail, and education sectors, as it has for creative professionals. The upgraded Sprout Pro sports a 2.2mm thick, 35-inch ultrawide, 20-point capacitive Touch Mat display with a sharper, near 1080p projected resolution. It packs a 2.9GHz Core i7-7700T, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M mobile GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, and has two storage variants including a 1TB hard drive or a 512GB SSD. Its optimised to interact with Windows 10 Pro and streamlined software gives easy access to Sprout’s key features, including faster 2D scanning and, for the first time, high-precision 3D scanning. Included is an Active Pen, allowing pressure-sensitive digital inking for annotation and design.

On the work front, the EliteBook x360 is the company’s thinnest and lightest convertible at 14.9mm thick and 1.29kg. It comes with a choice of 13.3-inch UWVA and ultra slim displays, coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass touch screen, with resolutions from full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) to ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels). The convertible also packs Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i5 or i7 vPro processors, up to 16GB of 2133MHz DDR4 memory, Intel HD 620 graphics, and 128GB or 360GB M.2 SSDs. In addition, the EliteBook 360 has a battery life of up to 16.5 hours, and 50 percent can be charged in 30 minutes. The business convertible is fitted with HP’s latest security innovations including its HP Sure Start Gen3 self-healing BIOS-level protection, HP WorkWise for tamper protection, and HP Sure View privacy screen for protection against “visual hacking” or unwanted shoulder surfing. The device also features a fingerprint sensor and infrared camera for Windows Hello authentication.

On the gaming front, the Omen X 35” curved display is the first Omen display with Nvidia G-Sync technology, stutter and lag will never be a problem, providing higher refresh rates that result in a more natural, realistic, and true-to-life gaming experience.

The Sprout Pro by HP is now available in the UAE, with a starting price of AED 12,441. HP EliteBook x360 is expected to be available in UAE from February 2017, starting AED 4404. The HP ENVY Curved All-In-One 34 is now available in the UAE, with a starting price of AED 7999. The OMEN X 35 Display is expected to be available in UAE from April 2017.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: