You Can Now Pre-Order The MSI One VR Backpack
John Williamson / 4 years ago
The MSI VR One is the world’s lightest VR backpack PC weighing 3.6KG with two battery packs installed. Not only that, the device provides over 1.5 hours of non-stop gaming on-the-move which is around 50% more than competing models. The $1999 base unit utilises an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, the GTX 1060 graphics card and a 256GB SSD. If you want even more performance, the $2299 backpack will be suitable and employs a GTX 1070 and 512GB SSD.
Unlike traditional VR setups, you’re able to move around more freely, and in public places. According to MSI, pre-orders are now available from leading retailers like Newegg.com and units should be shipping on November 30th. Honestly, I’m still not sold on the idea of VR backpacks and think they’re quite cumbersome. Even though the VR One is lighter than the competition, it’s not particularly easy to carry around for long periods. Only time will tell if the press reaction is positive and what consumers think. Clearly, it’s a niche device which targets those with VR equipment who want to try out something different beyond a traditional desktop. New form-factors are always welcome, but I’m doubtful this idea will ever take off until everything is downsized further.