Zotac's VR Go backpack will cost $2000

Zotac's VR backpack will cost $2000

Zotac announces an updated VR backpack

Zotac's VR Go backpack will cost $2000

 
Zotac has just announced that their VR backpack will cost $2000 and double as a standalone desktop PC which can sit horizontally or vertically on a desk when powered directly like a regular PC. 
 
While used as a backpack this PC uses two Li-ion batteries (rated at 95Wh (6600mAh)) for power, with batteries being hot-swappable and chargeable separately from the main unit. This PC will weigh 4.95Kg, making this a very lightweight PC, especially when considering the fact that this PC uses an Intel i7 CPU and a GTX 1070 GPU.    
 
The VR Go backpack offers a untethered VR experience, allowing players to experience room scale without a long wire dangling around your feet. This VR ready backpack can also be connected to external displays and be used as a fully fledged desktop, giving this PC the option to be used as a LAN PC or as a dedicated gaming desktop. 
 
 
 

Zotac's VR backpack will cost $2000

 

This PC will come with Windows 10 Pre-installed and will sport an Intel i7 6700T, a GTX 1070, 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz memory and a 240GB M.2 SSD. This PC will also have a spare 2.5" drive bay for additional storage and have 3x HDMI 2.0 outputs and dual DisplayPort 1.3 ports. 

On the rear IO of this PC the Zotac VR Go will have six USB 3.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet and a 3-in-1 SD card reader and will also support 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth 4.2 devices. 

  
Zotac's VR backpack will cost $2000  

 The Zotac VR Go backpack will cost $1999 and is expected to become available before the end of the year. 

Sadly, with the announcement of the HTC Vive's TPCAST wireless add-on the concept of a VR ready backpack PC has lost a lot of its thunder, though it is no doubt still the fastest way to play VR without using a large tether or adding some additional latency. 

 

You can join the discussion on Zotac's VR Go Backpack on the OC3D Forums.

 

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