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Zotac VR Go Backpack: PC for virtual reality, everything in a backpack

Not having the connection cable between HTC Lives and PC to hinder the movements? The solution comes from Zotac, which with Zotac VR Go Backpack integrated PC batteries in a backpack to put on his shoulders.

We had the opportunity to see the work a first prototype at Computex 2016 in Taipei, last June. We speak of a backpack developed by Zotac, which allows you to wear and display to drive a virtual reality without the limitations of wires that must be connected to the control PC: the PC is integrated inside the backpack.

The reference is obviously to HTC Vive, the viewer for the virtual reality that has seen the most interest in recent months with the ability to physically move within the environment once it is worn. The movement is a limitation in the PC connection cable, which has a suitable length but often tends to to hamper with the legs of who is wearing the visor.

ZOTAC VR GO BackpackBackpack, worn over the shoulders and fitted internally of batteries, incorporates a PC it is connected to our VR viewer: in this way all the processing power required is literally on the user’s shoulders, so that will not go more to interfere with the connecting cable between the viewer and the PC in this way being able to move freely.

ZOTAC VR GO BackpackThe Zotac VR Go Backpack is certainly interesting, like the proposal to speculate that the Taiwanese MSI has announced in recent weeks. These products are targeted to a specific segment of users and numerically content, which we believe can be more useful not so much in households as in local specifically developed to try virtual reality experiences to users.

Zotac VR Go Backpack, this is the name of the product, is equipped with hot-swappable batteries so it can be used without interruption. Zotac did not provide specific information on the characteristics of integrated hardware components in this backpack with PC, but it is conceivable it is a low-power processor combined with an NVIDIA video card family GeForce 1000 GTX, the GTX model 1070 most likely candidate visas content consumption and the processing power that makes available.

Zotac VR Go Backpack – Features

  • VR Ready
  • Hot-swappable batteries (Up to 2 hours of play time w/ batteries)
  • NVIDIA Pascal Architecture
  • Microsoft DirectX 12, feature level 12_1 compatible
  • 802.11ac WiFi & Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Zotac VR Go Backpack – Specifications

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • 2048 Cores / 8GB GDDR5 memory / 256-bit
  • Intel Skylake Core i7-6700T (quad-core 2.8 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz)
  • 240GB M.2 SATA SSD
  • 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps HDD/SSD bay
  • 16GB DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM (Max 32GB)
  • Power button, LED
  • Analog input / output
  • 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)
  • 2 x Battery ports
  • Power output (DC 12V)
  • 3 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x DisplayPort 1.4 (Max 4 displays)
  • HDCP compliant
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit) pre-installed
  • Length: 410mm (16.14in)
  • Width: 270mm (10.63in)
  • Height: 76mm (2.99in)
ZOTAC VR GO Backpack PC System GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 240GB SSD, Windows 10 Home ZBOX-VR7N70-U-W2B
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ZOTAC VR GO Backpack PC System GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 240GB SSD, Windows 10 Home ZBOX-VR7N70-U-W2B
  • Mobile VR Ready Experience
  • Wearable Backpack PC or Powerful Mini PC
  • Up to 2 hours play time with full charge, Hot-swappable Li-ion batteries for nearly...

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