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HP Sprout

HP Sprout
alaScore 86

38 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of HP Sprout. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price. The design is also appreciated. The size and reliability get less positive views.

usability, design, price

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Sprout is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Sprout from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. Comments are divided on the size, while many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sprout by HPSprout by HP

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

HP unveils Sprout, a 'blended reality' PC, projected-display, 3D-scanner hybrid


A large projected touchscreen. 3D cameras and scanning. Dual-screen apps. Meet HP's bizarre approach to the creative, collaborative PCs of the future.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

HP Sprout


The HP Sprout combines an all-in-one desktop with a built-in projector, a touch-mat display, and advanced 3D-scanning hardware. It's an innovative concept, though the execution needs some tweaking to make it into the mainstream.

Built-in projector handles document and 3D scanning. Integrated touch mat offers both touch input and a second display. Decent components and feature set. Extra software and tools make content creation a snap.

HP's new home screen skin and included apps come with plenty of quirks. No angle or height adjustment. Touch mat requires a lot of desk space. 3D scanning is quirky and impractical.

Conclusion There's no doubt that underneath the Illuminator arm and behind the giant touch mat, the HP Sprout is a well-made all-in-one PC, and one that we could easily recommend to most shoppers. But the Sprout can't be separated from the unique...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

HP Sprout


The HP Sprout all-in-one PC, which was announced last year, is looking to shake up the way we use desktop computers at home and at work. It's a PC at heart, with a 23-inch Full HD touchscreen and running Windows 8.1, upgradeable soon to Windows 10.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (

Hands on: Attention creatives and makers: HP Sprout is your dream PC


Windows PC, scanner, touchscreen and innovative touchpad all-in-one awesome

Innovative scanner ; Fantastic touchpad ; Makes creativity easy

Low-ish scanner resolution ; Pricey (but VFM is undeniable) ; Only an A4 workspace

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (

HP Sprout hands-on review


What do you get when you cross an all-in-one PC with a projector and a scanner? A potentially revolutionary vegetable…

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

HP Sprout review


Eat your greens, bin your mouse

Innovative ; User-friendly ; Decent specs

Few apps at present ; Form factor doensn't benefit certain apps

While undoubtedly a work in progress, Sprout is a genuinely exciting desktop computer that promises news ways of working with 3D objects and collaboration-led design.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

HP unveils Sprout, a 'blended reality' PC, projected-display, 3D-scanner hybrid


A forthcoming update for the HP Sprout will soon let users scan objects in full 3D by combining updated software with an optional accessory called the 3D Capture Stage.

The Sprout's clever scanner/projector arm isn't an accessory, sadly, it's part of the PC itself. That seems like its greatest weakness. As a separate, more affordable peripheral for desktop PCs, it might make more sense.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Danton (

HP Sprout: video hands on


HP's ingenious 'smart desktop PC' can now scan in full 3D

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (

HP Sprout: Hands-on with the innovative dual-touchscreen desktop


Is HP's Sprout an innovation or gimmick?

We left very impressed by the Sprout's capabilities. It seemed like a useful innovation which gives users a reason to opt for a desktop computer, although we'd have to spend more time with the device to determine whether this was a novelty or genuinely...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (

Mat ain't clear and Scanning Docs not that clear


Sprout is a great machine but my Mat ain't clear so i am not sure whether its the projector or the lighting to the mat yet it is well calibrated. There is all of these sorts of lines and different colours. And also the scanning of Documents aint that...

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:DTS Sound+
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Silver
Product color:Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:350


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 745A
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ANSI, PCL 2, IPDS, TN5250/TN3270 / CyberLink PowerDirector Touch; Fresh Paint; Netflix; Piano Time; Evernote; Skype; Sprout Workspace; The Weather Channel; HP Welcome to Sprout
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter power:350
Autonomy mode: No


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H97
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H97
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1QM
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:3.2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4790S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80808
Processor code:SR1QM
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C


Bundled software:CyberLink PowerDirector Touch; Fresh Paint; Netflix; Piano Time; Evernote; Skype; Sprout Workspace; The Weather Channel; HP Welcome to Sprout
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / HDD+Flash / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16 / 22.7
Height:23.8 / 30.2
Width:23.4 / 30.1