Tech developer Zotac revealed the VR GO – a new backpack PC that will free the virtual world of the Cables that tether it to reality.
One of the most obvious detractors from an otherwise immersive VR experience, no matter which platform you use, has always been the cables. Between running power and the HDMI video input, players are limited to a relatively small physical space when they want to explore a limitless digital one. In response, technology developers like Zotac have worked to create a mobile VR experience that can deliver PC quality visuals.
The VR GO comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia Geforce 1070 GPU, a 2.5″ HDD/SSD slot, removable battery, power connector and the proprietary Zotac cooling system. Players have access to one HDMI output and 2 USB 3.0 ports, so that users can connect both the Vive VR headset and the Vive controllers.
Before the announcement of its official Backpack PC, Zotac was known for developing both graphics cards and mini-PCs that could fit inside of a backpack. The VR GO offer lightweight design, but also the addition of shoulder straps which make the PC a more personalized experience for VR headsets.
There is currently no estimated release date or price, however there has been some hints at a Q4 2016 release. If the VR GO misses that release window, we can expect an official announcement at the upcoming CES 2017 event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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