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MSI Shows Off Their Backpack VR Gaming PC

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.

MSI Backpack VR Gaming PC

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).

MSI Backpack VR Gaming PC

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.

MSI Backpack VR Gaming PC

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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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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