MSI VR One backpack PC works with HTC Vive
At the Computex in Taiwan earlier this year, backpack PCs for virtual reality were all the rage. Taking advantage of almost nascent market, MSI in collaboration with HTC has launched its backpack PC called the VR One. The PC you can carry on the back features an angular look and is made to work perfectly with the HTC Vive VR headset. According to MSI, the PC also works just fine with the Oculus Rift.
Weighing only 7.9 pounds (3.6kg), the MSI VR One is one of the thinnest and lightest VR backpack out there. Backpack is packed in with an overclocked Intel Core i7 processor, and it touts an Nvidia GTX 1070 mobile graphics card, which should be good to handle all possible VR games under the sun.
VR One comes with two hot-swappable battery packs snapped on either side of the backpack. MSI claims the batteries can last 1.5 hours of VR use (pretty less for carrying all the load on the back).
MSI hasn’t given out any other information about the PC’s specifications, and the price remains unknown too. But according to MSI website, VR One could feature 8GB RAM, HDMI, ThunderBolt and Mini DisplayPort, a microphone jack and a pair of fans for cooling.
VR One backpack PC would be available for purchase by the end of the year.