There’s a reason why you need special computers and applications to do 3D imaging: It’s a process, and a data-intensive one, at that. Even HP’s Sprout PC, which was designed for imaging work, struggled to render 3D images when we tried it at the Getgeeked event on Thursday night in San Francisco.
To be fair, the process worked—just slowly. The new 3D Capture technology (check out the video!) is in beta and doesn’t ship until July, and it's still doing things no other PC can do. Here's what it looks like in action.