HP has introduced a new backpack virtual reality. Does it make sense?

In 2017, the company HP has presented at Computex in Taipei its first so-called virtual reality backpack Omen X, equipped with powerful computer hardware and a virtual reality headset that allows you to play VR games on the go. Despite its nichebot and a great price, new fancy profile press. At this year’s Computex the company decided to launch the second version of a portable game station, virtual reality, offering significant performance gains.

Now the novelty is called HP G2 VR Backpack. Based on a portable game station, virtual reality is used Intel Core i7 8-th generation (Intel Core i7-8850H) is paired with a new graphics accelerator Nvidia RTX 2080 with 8 GB of memory GDDR6. In addition, there are 32 GB of RAM and SSD-accumulate up to 1 TB. This tandem, according to the company, allows to provide improved performance by 30 percent and 25 percent to accelerate the schedule.

Model gaming the VR backpack is equipped with a special docking station that turns it into a regular compact desktop computer. In addition, the backpack is equipped with a whole set of useful ports. There are two USB 3.0 ports, USB-C with support for Thunderbolt, network port, HMD port, and outputs for headphones and microphone.

In a figurative mode, the backpack is powered by a battery. The kit also includes a spare battery for quick change, which will extend the working time.

The previous model of the VR backpack, put on the market in 2017, was designed for a very specific audience of technophiles with deep pockets. Its cost was $ 3,500. The new version of backpack is offered for purchase starting from $ 3300. Whether strongly it will help to expand interest in it?

What is the meaning of the backpacks virtual reality?

Even our Director, Michael Queen, an avid technogeek that ate the dog on different gadgets, there were questions about the practicality of this device.

“Suppose this device is designed for portability and the ability to play games with virtual reality on the go. Why? Thing is insanely expensive. The field can be easy to break. Now on the market there have been wireless headset VR – wires were one of the main problems of these devices. Now it’s solved. And to play at home is much more comfortable and safer.”

In any case, the novelty is promised to launch this summer.

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