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HP aims at professionals with its Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation

by on02 August 2017

VR backpack workstation with Nvidia Quadro

HP has decided to overhaul its Omen X compact desktop and offer it to the professional market by creating the Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation system, an Nvidia Quadro-based system that will bring cableless VR system to professionals.

To be used as a compact PC when docked or as a 4.6kg heavy VR backpack with special harness, the HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation should pack a decent punch with Intel's 7th generation Core™ i7-7820HQ CPU, 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory in two SO-DIMM slots, up to 1TB of storage space and Nvidia Quadro P5200 16GB, a GP104 Pascal-based GPU graphics card with 16GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory interface.

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The HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation comes with plenty of ports and features, including four USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0 and mini-Displayport, HMD power port at the top, Realtek Gigabit Ethernet, integrated 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, special HP Z VR Dock which supports two 4K displays and range of additional I/O connectivity options, Wireless display connectivity and Windows 10 Pro.

The HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation also comes with two hot-swappable 74Whr batteries with external battery charger and HTC Vive combo cable.

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The system is currently available with  256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of NVMe storage and will start at US $3,200 when it becomes available. HP also took the time to unveil the details of its HP Mars Home Planet, a global project using virtual reality to simulate what a human population of one million could look like on Mars.

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