HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation

HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation

HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for the Creative Professional
  • 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HQ Quad-Core
  • 32GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5200 Graphics Card (16GB)
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
  • Thunderbolt 3 | USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
  • HDMI 2.0 | Mini DisplayPort 1.3
  • Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
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HP Z VR G1 overview

  • 1Description

Constructed with a dual form factor build, the Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation from HP delivers a fully immersive VR experience. It can be worn on your back to validate and test VR creations, as its backpack design and hot-swappable batteries provide the freedom to work, demonstrate, or train people in VR without getting tangled up in cords. An internal battery ensures uninterrupted operation while you change the hot-swap batteries. The backpack may also be docked and used as a high-powered desktop system for content design, thanks to its powerful processor, memory, and dedicated graphics card.

HP's Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation is powered by a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HQ Quad-Core processor armed with 8MB of L3 cache. This processor, core, and cache will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously and provide significant performance gains when running multi-threaded tasks. If you need more power, the CPU can deliver extra performance by increasing the clock speed up to 3.9 GHz utilizing Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 32GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM comes in a 2 x 16GB configuration, allowing the computer to run multiple applications simultaneously and to quickly access frequently used files and programs. This system supports a maximum memory amount of 32GB and may not be upgraded any further.

For long-term storage of your files, this system is equipped with a 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. If you want to add external storage drives, optical drives, printers, memory card readers, or other peripherals, there is one Thunderbolt 3 port and four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports. The dedicated NVIDIA Quadro P5200 graphics card has 16GB of GDDR5 RAM and delivers a sharp, clear picture, while allowing for up to four simultaneous 4K displays—two using the HDMI 2.0 and mini DisplayPort 1.3 outputs, and two using the included docking solution.

Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the integrated RealTek ALC3866-CG audio controller with DTS Headphone:X and DTS Studio Sound outputs high-definition audio and delivers higher fidelity than standard audio controllers. Network connectivity is achieved using the integrated Gigabit Ethernet port, which is only available when docked, or 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi, and additional compatible peripherals may be paired using wireless Bluetooth 4.2 technology.

The HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation includes a backpack harness, two hot-swappable 6-cell / 55Wh lithium-ion batteries, two battery clips, a battery charger, a dock, an HTC Vive cable, a 330W Smart AC power adapter, and a 180W Smart AC power adapter. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year parts, labor, and on-site repair warranty.

General Features

Untether from Reality
The 10-pound backpack design with hot-swappable batteries provide increased freedom within your immersive experience. Work, demonstrate, or train people with VR without getting tangled up in cords.
Extreme Power Takes Rich Content Head On
Experience high-end performance VR even under the most strenuous demands of complex simulations. 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HQ Quad-Core processing power and an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 graphics card with 16GB of discrete GDDR5 RAM helps prevent disruptive dropped frames so you can work in VR for long periods of time.
Design and Test at the Speed of Innovation
Take full advantage of VR's potential using streamlined production tools. The included HP Z VR Backpack G1 Dock lets you quickly transition back and forth between a high-powered desktop for content design and wearable VR PC to validate your creations.
HMD Compatibility
Choose your preferred VR head-mounted display (HMD), like the HTC Vive BE or the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset.
HP Z VR Backpack Harness
The harness is made of durable, easy-fitting mesh designed to help keep you comfortable.
Software Certifications
The Z VR Backpack is built for business and optimized for standard VR engines and software providers like Autodesk and Dassault.
Dual Hot-Swappable Batteries
The external battery pack can be replaced without having to take off the backpack; two hot-swap batteries are included. Together, they provide power for up to 1 hour of high-performance VR. An internal battery ensures uninterrupted system operations while you change the hot-swap batteries.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
UPC: 192018871700
In the Box
HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation
  • Z VR Backpack Harness
  • 2 x Z VR Backpack Battery (6-cell / 55 Wh Lithium-Ion)
  • 2 x Battery Clips
  • Z VR Backpack Battery Charger
  • Z VR Backpack G1 Dock
  • Z VR Backpack HTC Vive Cable
  • 330W Smart AC Power Adapter
  • 180W Smart AC Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Parts, Labor, and On-Site Repair Warranty
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    • 1Description

    HP Z VR G1 specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-7820HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.9 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.9 GHz
    L3 Cache 8 MB
    System Bus 8 GT/s Direct Media Interface
    Chipset Socket: FCBGA1440
    Type: Intel QM175
    Total Installed Memory 32 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2400 MHz
    User-Replaceable Memory 2 x 16 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Buffered Memory No
    ECC Memory No
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA Quadro P5200 with 16 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Storage Drive Installed: 512 GB SSD
    Type: PCIe
    Optical Drive None
    Drive Expansion None
    PCI Expansion 1 x PCIe Gen 3 x1
    Inputs / Outputs
    Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x Docking Connector
    Display 1 x HDMI 2.0
    1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.3
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Flash Media Slot None
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard None
    Mouse None
    Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
    Power Supply 330 W
    180 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.1 x 2.4 x 9.3" / 33.3 x 6.1 x 23.6 cm
    Weight 10.25 lb / 4.65 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 30.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 19.0 x 15.5"

    HP Z VR G1 reviews

    Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best mobile computer I've ever had... ... once you get past the caveats. If you purchase one of these, do yourself a favor and pick up a hp lapdock (made for 2016 windows phones). It's a battery powered laptop shell that contains a monitor, keyboard, trackpad, and nothing else. It connects to the USB type c port on the top of your G1, and will give you a laptop experience wherever you want it. I also picked up a Brother Airscouter 300C (also sold by BHPhoto), a Twidder3 (not sold by BH), and a gyro mouse. I also have a mobile studio pro that can act as a tablet and touchscreen for this thing... and of course a VR headset (I suggest the Samsung odyssey). I work in research and development, and this machine is my absolute favorite piece of equipment. You can use it for all sorts of weird stuff. Verizon sells a USB LTE modem (it's a bit hidden on their site) that will give you connectivity anywhere your phone works. A few more accessories and I can use it to stream video strait from my camera on the road. As a software developer, I appreciate the amount of power this thing has. Unlike a laptop, you can run it at 100% comfortably without it burning you. When wearing it, there's enough space between you and the device to keep you pretty isolated from it's impressive heat output at full load. I picked up a second set of batteries, but have yet to try hot swap running the thing for more than an hour or so on batteries. Put it in the dock, and it's somewhere between a graphics workstation laptop and desktop rendering beast. That quadro card has TONS of memory, and does a good job keeping 3d software humming. I haven't tried it with video editing software yet, but I'd imagine it will have no problems with it. This thing is expensive, but if you have no shame looking like you secretly wish you were a robot, mobile computing doesn't get much more powerful that this in 2018.
    Date published: 2018-06-28
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