I have the coolest thing to share with you!  It’s the Sprout.


No, no – not THAT sprout.  This Sprout!


I have owned and loved HP products for a long time, so I was pretty thrilled when I was asked to review the new Sprout computer.  If you are in the market for a new desktop computer that does WAY more than a typical computer and looks like a work of art, Sprout is for you!


Here’s what makes Sprout so different – see that camera on the top? And the white mat under the keyboard? Sprout is an immersive computer with two touchable workspaces (the screen and the mat).  Using the camera up top, you can photograph/scan in both flat and 3D images to create amazing projects.


It’s probably easier to show you:


That’s a little bundle of rosemary – pretty cool, huh? 


As I mentioned, the mat is interactive too, so you can drag and drop the images you’ve scanned in to make all sorts of fun projects with text, art, and other embellishes. Think custom wrapping paper, detailed scrapbook pages, and illustrated recipe cards, like this one! 


Before, I would’ve had to photograph the food against a white backyard and use Photoshop to edit away everything but the food.  Sprout makes tasks like that SO super easy.  I can’t imagine how useful a computer like this would be for a business that sold small products, like jewelry or antiques.  Just scan and design!


Anyway – Holy Deliciousness Hummus is one of my all-time favorite recipes.  You’ve got to try it with sprouts on top.


Beyond the ability to scan in 3D images and papers (I scanned in a long tax document with no fuss and practically kissed the Sprout afterwards), it’s just a really great desktop computer.  Everything is contained in the screen, so there’s no tower cluttering up your foot space.  It’s fast and intuitive.  My old HP desktop served me well, but I was happy to say “goodbye!” and replace it with the Sprout.


This post is sponsored by HP.  Thank you so much for reading sponsored content. It’s how I support my family, and I appreciate your readership a lot!



  • Katie April 24, 2015, 11:32 am

    Well, I was a little disappointed that the post wasn’t about sprouts– I want to get back into growing them at home and thought you’d share your tips. BUT, the camera on top is pretty freaking cool 🙂

  • Bets April 24, 2015, 11:57 am

    This is making me crave sprouts! I wish they weren’t on the long list of foods to avoid when pregnant..

  • Amanda April 24, 2015, 12:23 pm

    It looks so futuristic! Nice.

  • Jen@jpabstfitness April 24, 2015, 2:37 pm

    That is so cool!!!!

  • Melissa April 24, 2015, 5:45 pm

    I’m a big fan of HP computers myself and have been purchasing them for years. This looks so incredible! I’ve never heard of it before, but it’s definitely one I would consider.

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul April 24, 2015, 7:20 pm

    How cool! It looks fun to play with!

  • Tracy April 25, 2015, 1:24 pm

    That was a great review!

  • Kim April 30, 2015, 11:46 am

    I had to stop and think if this was a late April Fool’s day post or not. lol
    What an awesome computer! Seriously. It’s amazing the advances we’ve had in technology.

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