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 small gaming PCs in a backpack.
The company has released a demo video showing what it calls Zotac Mobile VR.
There aren’t many details about the kit, so we don’t know if it’s something you’ll actually be able to purchase, or what kind of battery is powering the computer. But according to a press release, the backpack houses a Zotac gaming PC such as the recently announced Zotac Magnus EN980 PC.
That’s a 9″ x 8″ x 5″ PC with Intel Skylake processor and NVIGIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics and a liquid cooling system.
It’s possible that you could also use smaller computers, but models with passive cooling would probably perform better when trapped inside of a backpack where fans would probably just blow hot air around.