Recently HP unveiled a new series of gaming laptops under the Omen X branding, but apparently that’s not all the company has up their sleeves. It seems that HP is also working on a backpack PC that will allow gamers to play virtual reality on the go, or at the very least allow them to enjoy VR without having to be tethered to a stationary PC.
If you’re wondering why this sounds so familiar, it is because the folks at MSI have something similar that they will be detailing at Computex 2016. HP and MSI aren’t alone in their endeavor either as Zotac also has a similar build, all of which seems to indicate and point towards a new direction in PC gaming.
However unlike Zotac and MSI’s offerings, HP’s backpack PC, the Omen X VR PC Pack, is still a prototype which means that it won’t be available for purchase anytime soon. However according to HP, they claim that their backpack PC will support Intel Core i5/i7 H processors, M.2 SSDs, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.
HP is also targeting for a max of 10 pounds in terms of weight, meaning that it shouldn’t prove to be too much of a burden to carry around. It also sports a dual-fan rear-venting solution to keep the PC cool, and to keep your back sweat-free. Alternatively it can also double up as a regular PC, just remove the straps, place it on a table, and you’re good to go.
No word on if and when HP will bring the Omen X VR PC Pack to the market, but the company did say that they are planning on demoing it next month, presumably at Computex or E3 (we’re guessing the latter).