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The new HP Sprout computer is perfect for 3-D printing

The Sprout Pro has two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI 1.4 slot. And it uses 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.o.

That arm up top scans objects that you place on the touch pad, which doubles as your keyboard. You can interact with the 23.6-inch Zvr monitor to modify 3-D images using 3-D glasses and a stylus-type pen.

Once you or your kids scan an object, they load it up on Microsoft's 3D Builder software or Autodesk's Meshmixer. From there, you can print out your 3-D image or incorporate it into a CAD system to use for virtual reality applications.

The HP Sprout Pro will be available in February. The asking price? $2,199.

But that steep price doesn't mean your kids or grandchildren won't be using it. HP is going to give hundreds of Sprout Pros to schools, with the hope they'll get feedback from students.

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