Could standalone headsets transform VR?

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Sarah Redohl)

The Mirage Solo

Standalone headsets, which don’t rely on a PC, from Oculus, HTC and Google could spark an interest in virtual reality for a whole new group of users.

  • VR
  • headsets
  • Oculus
  • HTC
  • Google

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    Western Digital has unveiled a new line of solid state drives in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities. Called the Black 3D NVMe, this new model is designed for gaming but is ideal for video production as well, due to its key selling point: the ability to rapidly and seamlessly handle 4K/UHD graphics.

    The 500GB and 1TB 3D Black NVMe drives have a sequential read speed up to 3,400MB/s, while the 1TB drive exclusively has a read speed up to 2,800MB/s. Additionally, the new SSD is capable of up to 500,000 random-read IOPs for what Western Digital calls “extreme throughput.” That, the company explains, makes its new NVMe drives particularly ideal for multitasking environments that are data-intensive, as well as multi-threaded applications.

    “With our new architecture and controller, the Western Digital Black SSD integrates our 3D NAND technology with the NVMe interface to enable new levels of performance,” says Mark Grace, senior vice president of WD’s Devices Business Unit. “Whether it’s a new gaming rig or a video-editing workstation, our innovative NVMe drives will power many existing and future environments that enable data to thrive.”

    The drives will be available in the US by the end of the month for $120, $230, and $450 for the 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB chips, respectively.

    Press Release

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    HP unveils powerful new ZBook laptops for creative professionals

    The new ZBook Studio G5 family are tailor-made for creative professionals | Credit: HP

    HP has refreshed its entire ZBook workstation lineup, packing a ton of power and ‘cutting-edge design’ into five new laptops: two for creative professionals, and three for the technical community. The new “G5” laptops are: the ZBook Studio, ZBook Studio x360, ZBook 17, ZBook 15, and ZBook 15v.

    For our purposes, we’re going to focus on the two mobile workstations designed specifically for creative professionals: the versatile ZBook Studio x360 G5 and the next generation HP ZBook Studio G5.

    HP ZBook Studio x360 G5

    The new ZBook Studio x360 G5 is being hailed as “the world’s most powerful convertible PC.” It combines a convertible design with professional-grade specs so you can “run multiple apps with speed and responsiveness” and “edit high-resolution images without delay.”

    The chassis features a 360° hinge so you can use the laptop in five different configurations—laptop, tablet, stand, tent, and dock—and the anti-glare DreamColor touch display covers 100% of Adobe RGB, supports the Wacom AES pen, and boasts an impressive 600 nits max brightness. According to HP, that last spec makes this the world’s brightest 4K laptop display.

    Inside, it can be configured with 8th Gen Intel Core i7, Core i7, or Xeon E3 processors, and you have a choice between the integrated Intel graphics that come with your chip or a discreet NVIDIA Quadro P1000 card with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. Speaking of RAM, the laptop can handle up to 32GB of DDR4-2667 RAM (or ECC SDRAM if you’re using an Intel Xeon processor), and the laptop’s hard drive slots support up to 5TB of total storage or 4TB of local PCIe NVMe solid state storage.

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