The talk of the town at this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) was undoubtedly around VR, what with the likes of Sony and Microsoft bringing in bigger and better virtual reality experiences to gamers. But one announcement that really caught the eye was Alienware’s backpack PC. VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive require you to be always connected to your desktop PC via wires. So in reality, the VR experience isn’t real in its true sense.
Alienware and Zero Latency seem to have a solution to this problem, and believe a backpack PC is the answer. How does this solve the problem you may ask? Well you can connect your VR-headset to the VR-ready backpack PC and move around your room or home without the fear of tumbling on any wires. As of now, this is only a concept and time will tell when (or if) this proof of concept turns to something more concrete. It’s interesting to note that other companies like HP, MSI and Zotac are also working on similar computers that go onto your back. All this tells me a consumer-ready version shouldn’t be a distant dream. What it also means is the VR-market is here to say, with more and more innovations pouring in.
From what we can see in the pictures, the Alienware backpack PC looks compact and light. Alienware doesn’t have any specs, pricing or release date information as yet but stay tuned for more updates in the future.
News Source: VRFocus