We talked about it last week, and now we finally get to see the real thing! MSI showed off their Backpack Gaming PC at an event at Computex 2016. So we know this is an actual real product, which is pretty cool. The whole idea behind the Backpack Gaming PC is the eliminate the cable clutter of VR setups and so you are no confined to the area where your PC is.
The Backpack PC is indeed battery powered, so there are no extra cables. It will work with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. Inside you will find an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor (likely Core i7-6700K) and a GeForce GTX 980 (we assume this will get replaced by a 1080).
As far as battery life goes you will get about 90 minutes of gaming time. For those wondering how heavy the backpack is, it will be 5kg (11 lbs) or less. From what 4Gamer says it is quite easy to put on your back with a single hand.
Right now there is no word on pricing or if MSI is even going to go to market with this device. As Computex goes a long more details should emerge! Stay tuned!
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