ChannelNews understands that several other mass retailers rejected Hewlett Packard's overtures to stock the expensive Sprout PC.
The HP Sprout PC comes with a 3D scanner that stick out at a 45 degree angle from the top of the PC. It appears that a keyboard is not included.
As one retailer said "that is one very expensive all in one. You can buy a decent all in one for $1,550 so it is going to be very hard to justify the additional $3,000 dollars especially as 3D scanning technology is in its infancy"
"While the PC can be updated I doubt that the 3D Scanning can. This is a bold move by HP".
The Sprout has an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4600. There is 8GB of RAM, which is upgradable to 16GB (at additional cost).
A 1TB SATA solid state drive (5,400rpm) is included however it is not known how much space 3D scanning will take up and whether the PC slows down when the scanning takes place.
At $4,500 the PC only ships with the cheapest version of Windows 10 Home 64.
Also included in the price is a 1-year warranty and "a white glove set up service" which includes delivery and someone to switch the device on.
Only select Harvey Norman stores will stock the device.