Three years after the start (in certain time zones) after the first VR backpack was unveiled at Computex Taipei, where I actually declared them pretty cool, HP is still working on it and has announced the latest version. The concept is not reinvented, but it sounds like a pretty good upgrade.
The new VR backpack, now called the HP VR Backpack G2, uses an 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU to deliver what HP describes as 30 percent better performance and 25 percent faster graphics. . Like the last pair of Omen X brand backpacks, you can slide the latest model into a dock for use as a compact gaming PC.
My colleague and Verge VR expert Adi Robertson was given the opportunity to view the HP VR backpack prior to the announcement and told me it "felt pretty good to use." The locations of the batteries are more convenient than the previous versions, she said while they noticed that the frame is easier to clean.
That is an important point, as this type of product is likely to be used more often for public installations and business workflows than gaming at home. HP itself calls & # 39; multi-user entertainment locations, architectural walk-throughs, and design simulations & # 39; as specific use cases that it intended.
That said, if you want to buy an HP VR backpack for yourself, there will be nothing stopping you if you have $ 3,299 on hand. It will be available this summer.