Saturday May 28, 2016

HP, MSI, And Zotac Are Making Backpack PCs

I could be completely wrong and this niche could actually take off, but I think strapping a PC (which could weigh close to 10 pounds) to your back with batteries that only last an hour is pretty nuts.

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HP says it wants this backpack to be accessible, but it will almost certainly be more expensive than your average VR-ready desktop, which already runs around $1,000. Given how much hardware needs to be shrunk and rearranged, it may be more like a VR-ready laptop, which can cost two or three times as much. And it doesn't actually let you travel farther than a tethered system, since it's limited by the headset's tracking capabilities. It's just (theoretically) better-feeling and more convenient.