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HP Omen X Compact gaming desktop now available (backpack accessory coming soon)

The HP Omen X Compact is a gaming desktop with a powerful processor, one of the fastest consumer graphics cards on the market, and plenty of other goodies for high-performance gaming and virtual reality experiences. But the Omen X Compact is also a rather compact machine that measures 13.1″ x 9″ x 2.4″ and weighs […]

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HP’s VR-ready Omen X backpack PC coming in June

It’s been almost a year since HP unveiled a computer-in-a-backpack designed for virtual reality. Now the company says its Omen X backpack PC will be available for purchased in June. Why the long gap between announcement and release? Because HP has been making prototype hardware available to developers in order to gather feedback about things […]

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Zotac VR Go gaming backpack PC launches for $2000

Zotac is one of several companies that’s stuffing a gaming PC into a backpack in an effort to let you engage in virtual reality sessions without tripping over wires… since they can run from a headset to a PC on your back. The final design for the Zotac VR Go backpack PC was unveiled in […]

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MSI VR One gaming PC-in-a-backpack now available for $1999

PC makers have been showing off PC-in-a-backpack systems designed for virtual reality gaming for a few months. Now you can buy one. The MSI VR One is now available for purchase in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and Taiwan. Newegg is taking orders for $1999 and up and says the VR One should begin […]

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Zotac launches slimmer VR Go backpack PC, more powerful Magnus mini gaming desktop

Zotac is holding a 10th anniversary event in Hong Kong this week, where the company is holding a gaming tournament and launching several new products… including its most powerful mini PC to date, and an updated version of the VR-ready PC-in-a-backpack that ZotacĀ introduced earlier this year. The Zotac Magnus EN1080 10 year anniversary edition is […]

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MSI’s VR One backpack PC slims down to 8 pounds, offers 90 minutes of gameplay

MSI was one of the first companies to stuff a gaming PC into a backpack in order to power a virtual reality experience that doesn’t involve tripping over wires connect your headset to a PC in the corner of the room. Now the company is showing off a refined version of its PC-in-a-backpack. The new […]

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Intel packs a VR-ready PC into a vest… that you wear… like a vest

Intel’s new Project Alloy may be a platform for a wireless virtual reality headset that packs all of the computer hardware into the headset itself. But good luck fitting everything you need for a truly high-end 3D gaming experience into a space that small. Still, a number of companies have been developing systems designed to […]

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I guess backpack PCs for VR gaming are a thing now (HP has one too)

HP unveiledĀ a new line of gaming PCs under its Omen brand this week, and I didn’t pay much attention because for the most part the new HP Omen family is made up of high-power desktops and big, heavy laptops and the whole point of Liliputing is to focus on Lilliputian (small) computers. But then HP […]

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MSI’s new gaming PCs: 4.2 pound laptop, VR system-in-a-backpack

MSI plans to show off a new line of portable gaming machines at the Computex trade show in Taiwan next week. The lineup includes at least three new gaming laptops, a few desktops, and one rather odd system: a VR-capable gaming PC in a backpack. We’ll have more details soon, but here’s what we know […]

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Zotac Mobile VR stuffs a gaming PC in a backpack for virtual reality on the go

High-end virtual reality systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift need high-powered PCs to work, which makes them a bit less portable than a Google Cardboard-style system that just uses your phone’s screen and processor. But Zotac figures there’s a way to use premium VR kits on the go: stuff one of the company’s […]