Earlier this month Hewlett Packard (HP) revealed the latest addition to the company’s range of virtual reality (VR) ready PC backpacks, the HP Z VR Backpack PC. Set to release next month, the full specifications of the device have now been revealed.
Backpack PCs are becoming ever more popular as an interim solution to untethered VR. The HP Z VR Backpack PC is most definitely designed to fit into the high-end range of the spectrum, set to retail for $3,299 USD. Aimed at business use cases, the lightweight PC backpack boasts hot swappable batteries and a docking station for immediate transfer to a standardised PC format.
Compatible with both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, as would be expected, the HP Z VR Backpack PC sports a Intel Core i7 7820HQ processor (2.9GHz, upto 3.9GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 8MB cache, 4 cores) and a NVIDIA Quadro P5200 (16GB) graphics card. Miracast for wireless external display broadcast is also included.
The full specification for the HP Z VR Backpack PC follows below, verbatim from HP, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest VR compatible backpack PCs coming to market.
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64–HP recommends Windows 10 Pro.
Processor Family 7th Generation Intel® Core™i7 processor
Processors Intel® Core™i7-7820HQ with Intel® HD Graphics 630(2.9GHz, up to 3.9GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 8MBcache, 4cores)
Chipset Intel® QM175
Maximum Memory 32GB DDR4-2400 non-ECC unbuffered SDRAM (Transfer rates up to 2400MT/s)
Memory Slots 2 SODIMM
Internal Storage 256GB up to 1TB
Available Graphics Discrete: NVIDIA® Quadro® P5200 (16GB)(With Miracast for wireless external display.)
Expansion Slots 1 M.2 PCIe Gen3x1 (For WLAN/BT M.2 module only)
Ports and Connectors Top: 1 HMD power port; 2 USB 3.0; 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 mini DisplayPort™ 1.3; 1 Thunderbolt™ (USB Type-C™ connector); 1 headphone/microphone combo Bottom: 1 dock connector; 2 external battery power ports Right side: 2 USB3.0 Left side: 1DC-in power connector
Networking LAN: Realtek RTL8153B10/100/1000Mbit WLAN:Intel® Dual BandWireless-AC8265802.11a/b/g/n/ac(2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 4.2Combo
Audio RealTek ALC3866-CG with integrated DTS Headphone:X®
Power 330W up to 92.6% efficiency, activePFC
Software HP Performance Advisor; HP Remote Graphics Software(RGS)7.1; HP Client Security Software; HP Velocity; HP Client Management Software Suite
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.11 x 9.29×2.39in, 33.3 x 23.6 x 6.09cm
Weight 10.25lb 4.65kg (Weight includes Backpack plus the HPZ VR Backpack harness and external. Weight will vary by configuration.)
Energy Efficiency Compliance ENERGYSTAR® certified and EPEAT® registered configurations available
Environmental Low halogen