MSI is joining the VR fray with its sleek Pascal-powered computer masquerading as a backpack. The device, which is called MSI VR One, will enable its wearer to do away with cables and hardware required to run a VR setup, making way for a highly mobile VR experience. According to the company, its VR One brings many improvements of what appears to be the next platform for gaming: virtual reality.
Weighing in just under 3.6kg, MSI VR One gives you 1.5+ hours of untethered VR gaming along with a possibility of non-stop VR experiences achieved by hot swapping battery, and all of that under 41dBA. That means you’ll not hear it at any time while hunting those dragons. Not to mention that that ‘bag’ looks as what really sexy piece of the hardware should look like.
Inside the VR One is an “overclocked” Intel Core i7 CPU (likely the 6700K), with an Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card, which is more than enough horsepower to deal with pretty much any VR game you throw at it. MSI has not revealed any other specs, but there’s likely to be at least 8GB of DDR4 RAM inside and also an SSD (moving parts and jumping around do not pair well after all). I/O consists of headphone and mic jacks, mini DisplayPort out, HDMI out, USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3, and four USB 3.0 ports
There are no pricing details available for the MSI VR One backpack, but it’ll definitely not be coming cheap, and the manufacturer is not about to sell you a ‘VR ready’ product for such a small amount of cash.