HP Introduces The VR Backpack G2

By Noah Long ● May 30, 2019
  • HP has announced the VR Backpack G2 wearable VR PC
  • What are the specifications of the HP VR Backpack G2? This article answers that question.

HP has officially announced the HP VR Backpack G2 wearable VR PC. The HP VR Backpack G2 has an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU for delivering free-roam environments and location-based entertainment. And HP said it optimized the design of the wearable PC for comfort and simplicity.

With improved ergonomics, battery management, and ease of movement, it makes free-roam VR easier. By pairing NVIDIA GeForce graphics with Intel Core processors, workflow integration is seamless and it delivers super-smooth frame rates and render times.

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What are the HP VR Backpack G2 specifications? Here is an overview:

Available Operating Systems: Windows 10 Pro 64 and HP recommends Windows 10 Pro.

Processor family: 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor  / Available Processors Intel Core i7-8850H (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 4.3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 9 MB L3 cache, 6 cores), vPro

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Chipset: Intel QM370

Maximum memory: 32 GB DDR4-2666 non-ECC SDRAM Transfer rates up to 2666 MT/s.

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Memory slots: 2 SODIMM

Internal storage: 256 GB up to 1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ TLC M.2 SSD

Available Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6 dedicated)

Expansion slots: 1 M.2 PCIe 3 x1 (For WLAN/BT M.2 module only)

Ports and Connectors: Top: 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 HMD power port; 1 Thunderbolt (USB Type-C connector); 2 USB 3.0; 2 mini DisplayPort 1.4 Bottom: 1 docking connector; 2 external battery power ports Right side: 1 RJ-45; 2 USB 3.0 Left side: 1 DC-in power connector

Communications LAN: Integrated Intel I219-LM PCIe GbE; Realtek RTL8153B 10/100/1000 Mbit, non-vPro ; WLAN: Realtek RTL8822BE-CG 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) with Bluetooth 4.1 M.2 PCIe; Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260 802.11ac (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 M.2, non-vPro;

Available Software: HP VR Backpack RGB Lighting Utility

Power: 330 W external power adapter, up to 92.6% efficiency, active PFC

Dimensions: 33.3 x 23.6 x 6.09 cm

Weight: Starting at 4.66 kg (Weight includes Backpack plus the HP VR Backpack G2 harness and external batteries. Weight will vary by configuration.)

Energy efficiency compliance: ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT registered configurations available

Environmental specifications: Low halogen

What’s in the box: HP Z VR Backpack Battery Charger; HP Z VR Backpack G1 Dock; HP VR Backpack G2; HP VR Backpack G2 Harness; HP Z VR Backpack External Battery; HP 330W Smart AC Power Adapter; HP 180W Smart AC Power Adapter

What is the price of the HP VR Backpack G2?

HP has priced it at $3,299 and it will be available later this summer.