Backpacks-PC to take virtual reality wherever you want

Backpacks-PC to take virtual reality wherever you want

Thecomputers-backpack they are the last attempt to take virtual reality anywhere. And it makes sense.

Over the past few years we have seen computers of all sizes, who would have imagined something as capable as the Raspberry Pi Zero? At the same time, manufacturers have also opted for most varied designs.

However, it looks like a new fad is coming: high-performance computers in backpack format and they are driven by the rise of virtual reality.

Backpack PC, computers in backpacks prepared for virtual reality

The virtual realityIt is the great bet of the present we already have very capable devices on the market for consumers willing to spend the money.Solutions like Oculus Rift and HTC ViveThey are the most popular options at the moment, but in addition to their high price they have another drawback: a computer with enough powerto make them work.

The minimum requirements are high and the computer manufacturers have put the batteries launching models VR Ready, perfectly capable of responding to the needs of virtual reality. However there is a drawback that persists: we are tethered to a computer in a room and freedom of movement is limited to the space where we have it installed.

And so the Backpack PCs appear and they make all the sense in the world, don’t they?

It seems that it is not crazy for a specific manufacturer, because three have already announced their high-performance computers prepared for virtual reality: HP, MSI and Zotac.

M: YES He has unveiled it at Computex 2016, the largest technology fair in Asia held these days. The name has not been thought about too much: MSIBackpack PC And they have not yet given all the details of their specifications, but they claim that they mount Intel i7 processors and NVIDIA GTX980 graphics.

On the other hand there is the option of HP, that does not have a specific name yet but is part of its product line Gaming Omen XThey do not detail all their specifications, but we are dealing with a more careful design (at first glance) than that of MSI, with a more compact and thin format, weighing about 4.5 kilograms and mounting i5 and i7 processors, with 32GB of RAM and unknown graphics at the moment.

In the case of Zotac they announced last April theirZOTAC Mobile VR, follow the same path. Here you can see it in action:

Virtual reality in mobility

PC-backpacks make sense For those who want to take and enjoy virtual reality anywhere, it is also interesting for developers and other industry professionals who depend on a team to do their work anywhere.

The objective is minimize connections with elements that we do not have in our own bodyReducing the number of cables makes the VR experience difficult. Obviously this is not the same as a powerful laptop tucked into a backpack.

The idea is that these are more comfortable and ergonomic solutions (if it can be considered comfortable carrying several kilos on your back while you are chased by zombies). In the case of the HP Backpack, for example, its battery It lasts an hour, but it can be exchanged for another battery without turning off the equipment, because there is a second battery with a lower capacity that saves energy during the change.

At the moment we have neither release dates nor prices (Although we suppose that it is superior to the approximately 1,000 that cost the computers prepared for virtual reality).

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