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HP Transforms VR Computers into Cool Backpacks

By Victor Baker


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Backpack VR

HP has just introduced the world to its Omen gaming line, which will soon include a high-end PC that also acts as a sleek backpack. Designed for walking around in virtual reality, the unnamed backpack PC – virtually a premium “Omen X” line – is still currently under development.

HP is set to start testing some demo units really soon, with specs being somewhat similar to other VR-ready desktop PCs; we are expecting a new Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 32 GB of memory, while the graphics card is still a variable.

Promising an overall weight of less than 10 pounds, with a pair of fans that will dispel heat and a waist belt incorporating two batteries which power up the CPU and the graphics card separately, thins thing already sounds pretty awesome.

Backpack VR

I’m not sure that’s a good idea or not, but this means that owners of an HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or similar VR headset can plug it into this machine, put it on, and just walk around. However, the more ergonomic, and less prone to overheating computer is still worthy of appreciation.

We also need to tell you that the batteries only last about an hour, and you can swap them out for new ones as well, as a smaller, third battery, will keep the PC running while you change the batteries. How cool is that? The future is here, thanks to HP.

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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