MSI debuts its VR-focused backpack PC at TGS 2016 with hot-swappable batteries

The VR One offers 90 minutes of VR game time and only weighs 3.6kg, which is quite impressive. It also features hot-swappable batteries.


We were first introduced to the MSI VR One earlier this year as the company’s way to offer a surefire way for fans of virtual reality to enjoy their experiences while not being completely tethered to their desktop. Today, MSI has announced it plans to officially unveil the VR One during this week’s Tokyo Game Show 2016.

The MSI VR One is being touted as the world’s lightest and thinnest backpack PC system, weighing in at 3.6kg, or a little over seven pounds. The backpack PC features two battery packs that are hot swappable and allows the user to take part in their VR experience for 1.5 hours of pure gameplay, an overclocked CPU, and a GeForce GTX 10 series chip.

MSI has apparently put a lot of work behind both the design and function of the VR One’s battery packs. The hot-swappable batteries come with their own battery indicators, which will give the user a better idea of how much juice is left in their backpack PC. Users won’t need an adaptor to swap out its battery, although they can proceed to remove both batteries at once if the power adaptor is connected.

MSI has yet to reveal any launch information regarding the VR One, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on this product as we’re certainly curious how well it can perform and if users will experience fatigue when carrying it on their backs for extended periods of time.

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