This Backpack is a Gaming PC – ZOTAC VR GO Backpack

– Hey guys, this is Austin. This computer is a little bit different. This is a full backpack PC. Then you might ask yourself, why would you want a computer on your back. To which I reply, virtual reality. With this, you can have a completely untethered experience. So the idea is is that not only is it a full computer, but it actually has a battery built in.

So in theory you can play a game for about two hours or so without needing to plug into anything. And that includes running the headset off of the built-in battery. Since this is battery-powered, I’m really curious how the whole setup works. I mean, we’re talking about a computer with a Core i7 and a GTX 1070. It’s not going to be power-sipping by any means. As always, I’ll have a link to the VR GO in the description, but be warned, this guy is not cheap.

So first we have the system. (grunting) It’s so heavy, woah. Oo-oo-oo-ooh! Oh you know what? This is actually not as heavy as I thought it was going to be. This is a 95 watt hour battery. That’s no joke. (clicking) Woah. Alright, we are batteried up. So I guess the idea is that you can see the status of each battery on the back of it. Now we’ve got some weight. So around back we’re gonna find all your standard ports, like a couple DisplayPort, HDMI, for some reason two ethernet, which is a little weird on a backpack PC. What the idea is is that when you’re not using this on your back, it still works as a normal desktop. So we have a DC In power adapter as well as DC Out. So basically you can plug in something like the Vive headset directly here and it will run off the batteries. Now let’s get into the accessories, which are equally enormous.

So (laughs) alright, those are some accessories. So here it looks like we actually have the backpack part. Yeah, there we go. (laughs) You know what, that’s actually not bad. Ladies (laughs). I don’t know how I’ll feel after like two hours of VR gaming with this on my back, but it’s pretty comfortable. So when you’re not in backpack mode you actually have a normal power supply as well as the power cable. Oh, this is probably for charging the batteries, isn’t it? So the batteries use the same power adapter from the system. So in theory if you want to do some extended VR wireless gaming, always keep one battery on the charger and keep one in the actual VR GO and then just hotswap them as they start to run out. You know what, this is actually really well thought through. And hiding behind these flaps on top we have a couple more USB ports, as well as we have HDMI and DC Out.

So this is probably the best place to plug in all the Vive headgear stuff. Full backpack mode, but when you’re done with it, you just pull it down and you’ve got a desktop. Yo, you know what? Can you stop ruining my vibe? I said you know what. Is it that bad to say you know what? Come on, Ken, you just trying to ruin the video? So we have the VR GO set up and as you can see, it’s actually not a crazy setup in desktop mode. So since we have power, HDMI and USB, which is all that the Vive needs to be plugged in, straight inside the PC, that means that we get to avoid using this guy, which adds tons and tons of extra cable bulk. Don’t worry, this is going according to plan. So I have the PC which is probably about to drag a bunch of stuff with me. We’re now semi-mobile. So the next step is we need to get the game started. (laughs) Alright, I got this. So let’s make sure this is actually working. Yes, okay. So now comes the fun part of trying to unplug myself.

Alright, we’re fully untethered now. Headphones are here somewhere. Where are my headphones? Alright, cable management, there we go. I’m VR Man. (dramatic music) Okay, this is fully untethered VR, let’s do it. (gentle music) Okay, you know what? This is kinda cool. So Tilt Brush is actually a game where you can do full 3D painting. So with the power of VR we can really create these wonderful masterpieces. There’s just something really special about being able to have a fully untethered virtual reality experience. I don’t have to kick cables around, I don’t need to worry about running into a wall, I very much am kind of immersed in the game. Next we have Star Wars Trials of Tattooine. This is actually not a full game, it’s more of a demo.

However, Star Wars and VR, sign me up. And I’m on Tattooine. Wow. (robot talking) Hey, R2. Dude, look at the lighting. (robot talking) (guns firing) Dude. (laughs) (Star Wars theme music) (explosions) Oh, that’s not good. What happened? Thanks for helping. Don’t judge me, I got a little too excited. (laughs) You can totally help me right now. (laughs) There we go, crisis averted. (laughs) When you get a little too vigorous with the lightsaber, the PC may or may not actually stay on your back. (dramatic music) The VR GO is surprisingly good. Sure, it’s not perfect. And honestly it’s probably not the best idea to spend this much money on a PC that lives on your back. Sure, it can work as a normal desktop. But if that’s all you need, this is a little overkill. However, if you really wanna get the ultimate VR experience, it’s hard to argue with this. So what do you guys think about the VR GO? Definitely be sure to let me know in the comments below and I will catch you in the next one.

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