ZOTAC today announced the VR GO backpack PC, a truly portable product that has been designed to deliver a mobile VR experience.
“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.”
Let’s talk about the specs first. The ZOTAC VR GO is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700T quad-core processor with a 2.8 GHz base clock and up to 3.6 GHz Turbo boost clock. Powering the graphics is NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 8GB card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. It also includes 16GB of DDR4 SODIMM memory, 240GB M.2 SSD storage, and a 2.5” SATA III HDD/SSD bay for additional storage. Display outputs include 3 HDMI 2.0 and 2 DisplayPort 1.3 ports. I/O ports on the VR GO include 6 USB 3.0 ports, Mic/Audio jack, Dual Gigabit LAN, 1 Wi-Fi SMA connector, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.
The VR GO comes with 2 dedicated batteries, which are claimed to allow for up to 2 hours of play time. Users can extend play time further with hot-swappable batteries, providing nearly limitless action. This allows users to use the ZOTAC VR GO as either a wearable form or as a standalone desktop Mini PC when at home. IT comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed, so you can dive in to the world of VR right out of the box.