HP introduced a backpack PC for virtual reality two months ago. Now, the company brings one more backpack, although not for gaming. The new Z VR Backpack is a workstation PC that serves various business types. It is for any business field with VR usage, from theme parks to real estate agencies.
The Z VR Backpack features a design for providing high-end performance in taking care of shuttering frame rates and bad graphics. This way, customers will remain more focused on the demons of a house or car they are interested in. This means that this new backpack is more powerful than its gaming version, the Omen X Compact Desktop.
Both the backpack devices of HP are packing Intel’s Core 17 Kaby Lake processors. The Z VR consists of Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU, while the Omen has GTX 1080. According to the company, the Quadro card is able to deliver twice the frame buffer as compared to 1080. The Z VR is also going to be configurable with 32GB RAM.
As for the looks, both the backpacks are quite similar. The only difference that the Z VR bears is that it is solid black. Also, the goofy logo and the red highlights of the Omen that make it look more as a gaming device, are not in Z VR’s appearance.
The Z VR Backpack is going to be expensive, with starting price at $3,299. It will be available with a dock that will make it resemble a desktop PC. The shipment of the backpack is supposed to start in September this year.
HP takes one step further in Virtual Reality
While VR is mostly inclined towards gaming, HP also intends to enhance business aspects. Alongside virtual showrooms and entertainment, the company suggests other enterprises use these backpacks for employee training. HP visualizes that the devices can serve everyone from lorry drivers to astronauts and even military applications.
In fact, the company takes one step further to convince businesses regarding the usage of virtual reality. It is to open 13 VR immersion centers for people to explore the hardware and understand various possibilities of its usage. These 13 centers are going to be up and running by September end. Five of the centers will have their place in Europe, four in the Americas, and the remaining four in Asia-Pacific region.