At Solidworks World, HP touted its Z4 Workstation for engineering, simulation, rendering and virtual reality. HP's best-selling workstation can be now configured with Intel's Core X processors (Core i9-7980XE) for the first time, available with up to 18 cores and up to two graphics GPUs.
HP said the cheapest Z4 model will start at $1,499 with an eight-core Core i7-7820X. The lineup will be available in March. It's not clear what pricing will be for the higher-end models.
HP also revealed its pro mixed reality headset that adds swappable and washable face pads to the consumer model. The pro version also ships with a short cable for connecting to HP's commercial Z VR backpack system, and will be available in March for $449.
Other specs for the headset:
- Two high-resolution 1,440x1,440-pixel LCDs with up to 90Hz native refresh rate
- Front-hinged display for quickly lifting the viewer up and out of the way
- Built-in 3.5mm jack for audio and microphone support
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 for video and data
- 4-meter (13.1-ft.) cable
Further HP announced Monday its Device as a Service (DaaS) solution is now extending to VR solutions. For a fixed price per device, HP says it will provide predictive analytics, alongside endpoint and security management.