MSI VR ONE Backpack Gaming PC at CES 2017




/ 3 years ago

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MSI take their VR seriously, but that doesn’t mean that can’t also have a lot of fun with it. Their latest version of their VR backpack was on show at CES 2017, sporting the latest Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, paired with a GTX 1060 or optional 1070 for lightweight, efficient, yet pretty darn powerful VR gaming in such a tidy form factor.

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Naturally, the whole unit does have to be as light as possible, as you’ll be wearing it on your back while gaming. It’s not much different from having a slim back with a laptop inside it, and technically, that’s a close approximation of the design of the VR ONE. It uses hot-swappable batteries for extended gaming time, as well as top mounted I/O ports to make it easy for you to hook up peripherals, headsets, your VR hardware and more.

  • 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

It’s not going to be cheap, but for a unique VR gaming experience, it’s one of the best ways to really break free from being tied down by a desktop system.

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