CES 2018: New HP tech and a HP 3D camera!

HP has always been one of the more normal tech companies, which is why it’s so popular among the corporate people. However, it has been reinventing itself and skewed some of its line towards the regular consumers. At CES 2018, HP adds on to their portfolio the usual suspects, but also interestingly enough, a HP 3D camera.

Among HP’s new offerings is the HP Spectre x360 15, a powerful convertible PC. The HP ENVY x2 is powered by an Intel Core processor and offers long battery life and an Always-Connected PC experience. The HP Pavilion Wave brings the Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 experience to the compact desktop, while OMEN Game Stream is for any Windows 10 PC that has an internet connection. There is even the OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-Sync, a massive 65” diagonal HDR screen.

Finally, there is the HP Z 3D Camera, which the company claims is ‘for reinventing creative workflows and sparking spontaneous collaboration’.

“Every aspect of the PC experience is being reinvented, and HP is at the forefront,” said Ron Coughlin, President, Personal Systems, HP, Inc. “We are fundamentally reshaping the way the world connects and creates. Our CES 2018 lineup showcases what’s possible when you combine the voice of the customer with world-class design and engineering capabilities. Whether it’s the world’s most powerful convertible and the incredible versatility of our ENVY x2 Always-Connected PC, or our best-in-class Z 3D camera accessory and cutting-edge suite of OMEN gaming hardware and software, HP technology is changing the game.”

The HP Z 3D Camera allows users to create realistic 3D digital images from real objects by bringing the Sprout by HP experience to the PC. Designed for CG artists, 3D designers, game developers and digital fine artists, the HP Z 3D Camera extends the Sprout Pro G2 experience to an accessory that attaches to a computer display and connects via USB to capture and digitize 3D objects, 2D documents and live video.

According to the company, this allows for richer, more immediate remote live sharing by bringing into view the desk, hands, etc. to complement screen sharing, text and the webcam. It creates life-like digital images by rotating an object with the user’s hands or positioning under the camera. With tracking and scanning software that is easy to download, it constructs the 3D model in real time.

Workflows are enhanced by scanning objects with computer-graphics-friendly resolutions that maintain separate texture maps for physical-based rendering (PBR) and AR, VR and mixed reality content creation.

Looks like you can now get 3D creative with HP!