While other PC makers are focusing on VR backpacks targeted at gamers, HP is doing something a little different. Just recently, the company unveiled a workstation VR backpack: the Z VR Backpack. Naturally, it comes with hardware commercial users will appreciate.
For one, unlike the HP Omen X Compact Desktop‘s GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, the Z VR Backpack comes with an Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU. According to HP, this GPU offers twice the frame buffer of the 1080, which will prove be useful for this VR backpack’s target users.
Aside from that, the Z VR Backpack also features an Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor paired with up to 32GB of RAM, storage options ranging from 256GB to 1TB, two USB 3.0 ports, and a dock that turns the backpack into a conventional workstation PC.
As far as design go, the Z VR Backpack is actually very similar to the Omen X Compact Desktop. The difference here, of course, is the fact that the former sports a much more professional solid black colour scheme. This is a stark contrast over the Omen’s more “gamer” black and red design elements.
The HP Z VR Backpack will start shipping to consumers sometime next month in September. As it’s an enterprise-level product, it’s not exactly an affordable VR backpack: the Z VR Backpack is set to retail from a whopping $3,299, which comes up to about RM14,130.