If you are thinking about purchasing a proper virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you’re going to need a gaming rig as well that’s capable of supporting the headset. This means that proper VR headsets aren’t portable unless you have a really expensive gaming laptop or you are capable of carrying a desktop with you on the go. MSI is seeking to address this with a new “Backpack PC” that it’s going to unveil at Computex 2016.
MSI is going to unveil several new PCs at Computex 2016 and the Backpack PC is going to be one of them. The MSI Backpack PC will be powered by a high-end Intel Core i7 processor coupled with NVIDIA GTX980 graphics card. It will free users from the restraint of a fixed VR platform so that they can move around and enjoy VR with total immersion and big movements.
That’s all the company is saying about this product right now, so we’ll have to wait until Computex to get more details on this interesting product. We obviously don’t know at this point in time how much the Backpack PC will cost and when it’s going to be available.
Computex 2016 takes place from May 31st to June 4th, we’ll bring you all of the information as it’s revealed.