HP Reverb G2

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HP Reverb G2
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VR/AR Virtual Reality
Type Head-mounted display
Subtype Discrete HMD
Platform SteamVR, Windows Mixed Reality
Developer HP, Valve, Windows
Operating System Windows 10 or 2004
Predecessor HP Reverb G1
Successor HP Reverb G2 Omnicept
Display Dual LCD 2.89’’ diagonal with Pulse Backlight technology
Resolution 2160 x 2160 pixels per eye
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Field of View ~114 degrees, Fresnel-Aspherical
Optics Fresnel lens
IPD Adjustment 60-68mm
Tracking 6DOF, inside/out,
Audio built-in speakers, built-in microphones
Camera 2 front-facing and 2 side-facing
Sensors HP Reverb G2 tracking, IMU, active LEDs
Input HP Reverb G2 Controllers
Connectivity USB 3.0 type C, BlueTooth
Power rechargeable headset, battery-operated controllers
Weight 1.2lb (550g)
Size 2.95x7.32x3.31in (75x186x84 mm)
Release Date November 2020
Price $599
Website https://www8.hp.com/us/en/vr/reverb-g2-vr-headset.html


The HP Reverb G2, part of HP VR, was created in partnership with Windows and Valve and released in late 2020. It improves upon previous HP models like the original Reverb G1 and the Windows Mixed Reality headsets, but maintains the same high resolution as the first Reverb.[1]

The G2 has one of the most impressive resolutions on the market, creating sharp and clear images with no screen door effect.[1]

Release and Pricing

The HP Reverb G2 started shipping in November 2020 at $599. There were some shipment issues for pre-orders due to “shipment prioritization:” some headsets were available in store for purchase before the pre-orders were fulfilled.[2]


In the box[3]:

  • HP Reverb G2 HMD
  • 6m cable to connect to computers
  • Power adapter
  • 2 hand controllers
  • 1 DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort™ adapter
  • USB-C® to A adapter

Valve designed the lenses and speakers of the headset.[4] The speakers mirror those on the Valve index, slightly pulled away from your ears.

This is the first Windows Mixed Reality headset to contain 4 instead of 2 cameras on the HMD, which improves tracking.[1]

Minimum PC Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows 10: version 1903/1909 (KB4577062 or later)
  • Windows 2004 (KB4577063 or later


  • NVIDIA® GTX 1080
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® P5200
  • AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200


  • Intel® Core™ i7or equivalent
  • Intel® Xeon® E3-1240 v5 or equivalent


  • 16 GB

Video Out

  • DisplayPort™ 1.3

USB ports

  • 1x USB 3.0


Setup Tutorial

Visit HP’s set up guide for more info.[5]

Input Devices

Two HP Reverb G2 Controllers come with the headset and mirror the design of the Oculus Touch controllers.

You can also use the Valve Index Controllers with your Reverb G2 headset. You’ll need the external bay stations, valve controllers, and a receiver to sync them with your HMD.[6]


VR Backpack

You have the ability to freely roam VR experiences with HP Z VR Backpack PC. The backpack comes with two, swappable battery packs. You can also dock the computer for a desktop experience. HP noted training, location-based entertainment, and design as three industries that could benefit from this.[7]




To prototype, review WMR’s developer documentation and review their porting guide.[8]



See Release and Pricing.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://www.roadtovr.com/hp-reverb-g2-review/
  2. https://press.hp.com/us/en/blogs/2020/hp-reverb-g2-vr-shipping-update.html
  3. https://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c06630565.pdf
  4. https://www8.hp.com/us/en/vr/reverb-g2-vr-headset.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA7-5420ENW
  6. https://uploadvr.com/how-to-use-hp-reverb-g2-with-valve-index-controllers/
  7. https://www8.hp.com/us/en/vr/vr-backpack.html
  8. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality/develop/development?tabs=unity

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