HP has introduced new products for virtual reality, in particular, a new edition of the Windows Mixed Reality headset and a workstation. The new edition of HP Z4 Workstation can be equipped with Intel Xeon processors or the Core X range, including the monstrous 18-core i9, and supports up to 256GB of RAM.
The graphics options look for the professional segment of both Nvidia and AMD and include the full range: from entry-level Quadro P400 and FirePro W2100 to the top range Quadro P6000 and Radeon Pro WX 9100. Expected to use dual GPU configurations.
The Mixed Reality Professional Edition does not seem to deviate much from what has been proposed in recent months, both in terms of design and features. The resolution is 1,440 x 1,440 pixels per eye and is able to go as far as the refresh rate of 90 Hz is the prerogative of computers that meet the Windows Mixed Reality Ultra requirements. The VR headset is the perfect combination of comfort and convenience as it comes with easy to clean, replaceable face cushions. It also uses a double-padded headband, easy adjustment knob and front-hinged display for a superb experience for one or more users.
HP VR Launch Kit for Unreal Engine specifically designed to accelerate VR development and optimize VR deployment for high-fidelity use-cases. The HP Z4 Workstation, ideal for engineering, simulation, rendering and virtual reality, delivers compelling performance for a range of applications. To address a range of cumbersome and overwhelming aspects of VR development and deployment, HP shared details on the HP VR Launch Kit for Unreal Engine9. The VR kit was created to accelerate decisions by dramatically streamlining VR development for design visualization.
The new HP Z4 WorkStation is available in the US, with starting price at $1,499. While the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset – Professional Edition will be available from March and it will cost $449.