Virtual reality on Chromebooks? HP thinks it’s possible.

HP wants to add “blended reality” features — including VR and 3D printing — to laptops and desktops running the Chrome OS and operating systems other than  Windows, company executives said this week.

The goal is to expand the capabilities of Chromebooks. Right now the laptops are aimed at users who do most of their computing on the Web, though some offline applications are available.

HP is approaching the market for VR in a way that is different from companies like Oculus and Samsung, which provide headsets to view 3D content. On its part, HP wants to provide the tools that can be used to create 3D content.

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