MSI announces VR One, the lightest VR Backpack

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At Tokyo Game Show 2016, MSI is announcing VR One in partnership with HTC VIVE. VR One is the world’s first-ever VR Backpack. We have seen VR Backpack concepts since early this year, but this is the first actual product. MSI claims that VR One is the world’s lightest and thinnest backpack PC system. MSI VR One weighs merely 3.6kg. It comes with 2 battery packs and is able to deliver 1.5 hours full speed gameplay. It is powered by overclocked CPU and GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card.

VR One is fully HTC VIVE Optimized. It comes with 1x HDMI port, 1 Mini DisplayPort and 1 ultra-speed Thunderbolt3 by Type-C port support highest bandwidth for dual 2K displays per eye. All these ports support smoother VR experience with over 90FPS for any high level VR devices. Also, there are 4x USB 3.0 ports for more external devices for some VR set requests. VR One cooling design consists of dual 9cm ultra blade fans and 9 heat pipes. Working together, the cooling system easily keeps the VR One silent under 41dBA.

The “VR One” comes with unique design of 2 hot-swappable batteries. It also comes with battery indicators: each battery’s life is illuminated through 4 white lights located next to the mount. 4 lights illuminating means the battery life is 75%~100%; 3 lights means it’s 50%~75%; 2 lights means it’s 25%~50%; 1 light means it’s under 25%. The last light will be flashing to remind users that the battery may run out of power within a short time. When users want to hot-swap a battery they can swap one at a time without using an adaptor. However, if users plug in the adaptor, they can remove both batteries simultaneously while VR One will still keep the same high performance for VR experience or other type of heavy loading gaming as an ultra slim PC.

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