Virtual reality has a lot of practical applications. In an attempt to address a few of them, HP launched its first business focused wearable virtual reality (VR) personal computer (PC). They claim that their products can reduce concept-to-production cycle times, provide fully immersive customer experiences and improve training exercises.
Launched as the ‘world’s first professional wearable VR PC’, the HP Z VR Backpack is the first of its kind and asserts that it can bring the ‘full potential’ of VR to life. Aiming at the commercial segment, the backpack can be applied to product design, architecture, entertainment and automotive tasks.
For the consumer, HP says that the Z VR backpack has the potential to reinvent the buying experience. On the other side, HP’s proposition for businesses is that the Z VR Backpack can be used to reduce the cost of training exercises as well as the risk associated with dangerous situations.
HP Z VR Backpack
HP Z VR Backpack
The HP Z VR Backpack runs on the Intel Core i7 vPro processor and the NVIDIA Quadro P5200 along with 16GB video memory. To manage heavier VR data loads, the PC has 32GB dual-channel DDR4 system memory.
It isn’t too heavy at 4.6kgs. The company also claims that since the harness of the Z VR Backpack is made from mesh, it should be durable as well as comfortable over long usage.
Its docking solution gives the users the option to move between using a desktop and using the wearable VR PC as per their requirements. It even has support for two 4K displays.
Users will have to buy the head-mounted display separately. HP’s own portfolio includes the HTC Vive Business Edition and the HP Windows MIxed Reality Headset. Out-of-the-box the HP Z BR Backpack includes the …read more