Zotac VR GO Core i7 PC Gaming Backpack Priced From $2,000 With GTX 1070, 16GB RAM And SSD

There is a relatively new product category gaining steam. It's the gaming backpack for VR, which is essentially a desktop configuration that you strap to your back while wearing a tethered VR headset such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. These aren't wimpy systems, either. Zotac's recently announced VR Go sports a Core i7-6700T quad-core processor paired with a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, and it's now available to purchase for $2,000.

Zotac unveiled its burly VR Go backpack earlier this week but neglected to mention a price or when it would be available. Well, it's now showing up on Amazon, albeit it's listed as being temporarily out of stock. We added one to our virtual cart a Prime member and Amazon indicated it would arrive in 4-5 business days, so expect inventory to show up soon (probably by the end of the week).

Zotac VR Go

While not cheap, the VR Go is a high-end desktop configuration. In addition to the aforementioned CPU and GPU, it also boasts 16GB of DDR4-2133  memory, a 250GB M.2 SATA SSD, 3-in-1 memory card reader, half a dozen USB 3.0 ports, dual GbE LAN ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, three HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort 1.3 ports, two hot swappable 6,600 mAh batteries, and Windows 10 64-bit.

The backpack measures 410mm x 270mm x 76mm (LxWxH). Zotac doesn't list the weight, though does mention that it features foam padded back support and nylon shoulder, chest, and waist straps.

Zotac VR Go Contents

MSI is another company that has a VR backpack. There a couple of benefits to the form factor. One is that a VR gamer doesn't have to worry about being tethered to a stationary desktop, and the second is that it's portable, like a laptop. The downside, of course, is that it's another piece of equipment to wear.

If this is your cup of tea, you can hit the source link to place an order.