Companies are always seeking new markets to sell their products. Technology companies are definitely no exception. India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and has recently seen a growth in the immersive technology sector. HP are looking to capitalise on this by launching its wearable VR PC in the country.
The HP Z VR Backpack was described on its initial launch as ‘The World’s first professional wearable VR PC’. Designed for the professional sector, its advanced capabilities can be used in areas such as product design, architecture, entertainment and industry.
The HP Z VR Backpack was created to be lightweight, at 4.6kgs, with a durable mesh harness. It boasts an Intel Core i7 vPro processor, Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU and 32Gb of DDR4 system memory.
The package available in India comes with the HP Z backpack PC, along with harness, dock, hot-swappable batteries, battery clips and power adapter. The batteries provide approximately one hour of high-end VR on a full charge. The VR head-mounted display will need to be bought separately.
The docking system allows users to move easily between wearable VR and standard desktop functions, even supporting two 4K displays. The PC comes with a variety of ports to provide versatility: 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, USB Type-C port, HDMI 2.0 port, a mini-DP 1.3 port, audio combo jack, HMD power jack and standard power port.
Though the HP Z VR Backpack was launched in other regions in 2017, it is only now being made available in India. Other VR-ready PCs from HP are also going on sale, such as the HP ZBook 17 laptop, though the ultra high-end Omen X Compact Desktop is yet to see a launch in India.
The HP Z VR Backpack costs Rs 3,25,000 and is available directly from HP. For further news on product launches for VR equipment and accessories, keep checking back with VRFocus.