A new design will be presented at the end of this year.
Before HP released its Windows Mixed Reality virtual reality helmet, a computer equipment maker supported the entertainment center industry (LBE) with the creation of an HP Z-VR VR backpack, offering free wireless travel for VR arcades. Today, the company announced a number of new products, including a new and improved portable PC.
Now referred to as simply the HP VR Backpack G2, it was specifically designed to interface with VR engines such as Unreal and Unity, providing improved support for shading and frame rates for more natural rendering. This was made possible by increasing productivity by 30%, including a 25% graphical improvement over the previous generation, according to HP.
HP VR Backpack G2 will be equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8850H processor and a maximum of 32 GB DDR4-2666 RAM. Hard drives range from 256 GB to 1 TB SSD, the integrated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card (8 GB GDDR) was also promised. As in the previous version, there is an easily replaceable battery (the design has been improved to make replacement easier) and a docking station for immediate transfer to a standardized PC format.
Optimized cable management allows for improved freedom of movement, and comfortable straps increase comfort from lengthy gameplay sessions.
The new HP VR Backpack G2 will be available in the summer of 2019. The price for the device has not yet been announced, but as a business-oriented product, do not expect it to be cheap. The previous HP Z VR Backpack was sold for $ 3,299 USD.
As for the other, the main line of VR products of HP, headset HP Reverb, then there was no news about it. Pro Edition for business use will be launched on May 6 in the US, but at the time of this writing, the device is marked as “out of stock” on the campaign website. There was no mention of HP Reverb Pro Edition on the UK site, and the consumer version is nowhere to be seen. The official statement, presumably from HP, on Reddit states that production was suspended:
“We found something that we did not like.”
The company did not provide details.
VRcue will continue to monitor the latest HP products.