Monday, November 28th 2016

Zotac Announces its the VR GO Backpack PC

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to introduce an entirely new way to experience immersive VR with the ZOTAC VR GO backpack. Since making the impact at Computex 2016 with the first ever mobile VR experience, ZOTAC has improved the design, performance, and endurance of the original backpack.

"The VR GO is an exciting innovation for everyone to finally enjoy VR the way it is meant to be experienced," says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. "We want to provide the best of both worlds to our users: Powerful VR in high resolution and fast framerates while enjoying true mobility in a compact, wearable form. The VR GO is the best way to VR."
The ZOTAC VR GO is designed for a truly mobile VR experience. From hardware to comfort, every detail is considered. VR GO provides powerful yet efficient performance with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics and Intel Core i7 processor. Hardware and thermal design enable marathon playtime with comfort and minimal noise. Securing the backpack with both chest and waist straps, users can move freely in the other world.

VR GO is built for longevity with two main features:
  • Up to 2-hours play time with 2 dedicated batteries
  • Battery hot-swap provides nearly limitless action
A charging dock comes bundled to charge the dedicated batteries. The VR GO also enables users to easily know the status of the battery charge with an easy to see LED indicator.

"When designing the VR GO, we were keen on emphasizing the user experience," Says Jacky Huang, Director of Mini PC, ZOTAC International. "We want the users to truly immerse in virtual reality and free their mind from limitations such as cables, power, and discomfort."

Systems are usually designed to be placed away from the user, where it is meant to be connected to devices that are placed at arm's length. The VR GO breaks the tradition, and sets the standard for wearing a device with full desktop capabilities. To maintain comfort levels, the exhaust heat is channeled away from the user and dedicated paths on the back support allow the body to breathe and stay cool during extended sessions.

The weight is evenly distributed for ergonomic comfort while the added foam back support and shoulder strap padding provide the extra comfort.

The VR GO backpack is the next step into a truly immersive VR experience, perfect for uses from personal to commercial and industrial as it can transform to either a wearable form or as a standalone desktop Mini PC. Windows 10 Home comes pre-installed so it is ready for action right out of the box. Per tradition with all ZOTAC ZBOX Mini PCs, VR GO is easily upgradable in both storage and memory.

For more information, visit the product page.
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12 Comments on Zotac Announces its the VR GO Backpack PC

#1
Brusfantomet
According to the product page this is a complete pc with a i7-6700T, GTX 1070, 16 GiB ram and a 240 GB SSD.

even tho its a system meant for "gamers" i can see some industrial applications for this as well, mostly augmented reality in the filed, even with several people using this to better design or explain things.
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hojnikb
Any word on kaby lake refresh for C series ?
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Weight on the entire thing, with batteries?
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Caring1
Wouldn't a wireless headset be a better idea than lugging around the whole set up on your back?
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Brusfantomet
Caring1 said:
Wouldn't a wireless headset be a better idea than lugging around the whole set up on your back?
you lose both the weight of the batteries for the headset and some input lag by using wires, only problem is that you need something like a this to become truly mobile.
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Mats
Brusfantomet said:
only problem is that you need something like a this to become truly mobile.
Wouldn't a laptop be a better idea?
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Mats said:
Wouldn't a laptop be a better idea?
Not for the intended purpose.
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Mats
Frick said:
Not for the intended purpose.
Why not? Add a custom backpack with extra batteries and you pretty much have the same product, only smaller, lighter, and still a complete laptop to use for other situations.

This thing is 8 l, that's a lot, and I guess there's a reason for why they don't mention the weight.
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Brusfantomet
Mats said:
Why not? Add a custom backpack with extra batteries and you pretty much have the same product, only smaller, lighter, and still a complete laptop to use for other situations.

This thing is 8 l, that's a lot, and I guess there's a reason for why they don't mention the weight.
Remember, this is a mITX board with a 1070 GTX card, not a mxm module, making it possible to upgrade at least the GPU down the line.
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Mats
Brusfantomet said:
Remember, this is a mITX board with a 1070 GTX card, not a mxm module, making it possible to upgrade at least the GPU down the line.
That sounds great, where did you read that?

Edit: the four DP ports are between the other ports, doesn't look like it's that easy to replace the graphics card. Their prototype used MXM.
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Brusfantomet
Mats said:
That sounds great, where did you read that?

Edit: the four DP ports are between the other ports, doesn't look like it's that easy to replace the graphics card. Their prototype used MXM.
I am guessing, ti cleraly uses some kind of mITX board, and is says "GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 256-bit" not some GTX m1070 or some other variant, but then again, the Wiki page says the laptop version also uses the same exact name as the desktop version.
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Mats
Brusfantomet said:
I am guessing, ti cleraly uses some kind of mITX board, and is says "GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 256-bit" not some GTX m1070 or some other variant, but then again, the Wiki page says the laptop version also uses the same exact name as the desktop version.
Yes, I think Nvidia dropped the M, I've never seen it being used on any 1000-series card in a laptop.
Here's another one. http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/omen-by-hp---17-w151nr-w2n49ua-aba

I don't think it's a mini-ITX board, there's no space for a graphics to the right of the connectors, and like I said before, the display ports are placed in a different way.
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