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MSI VR One Backpack Available to Pre-Order Starting from $2000

In May computer company MSI unveiled the first details for its virtual reality (VR) backpack PC at Computex 2016. Then in September at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) the company officially revealed the device, now called MSI VR One, with clearer specifications as well as what the retail version would look like. Now for VR users interested in untethered immersive gaming the back pack is available to pre-order in a couple of different combinations.

Available through online retailer Newegg in the US, the MSI VR One starts from $1999 USD for the basic spec 6RD-007US model. For that price customers get an Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.70 GHz); GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5;16 GB Memory and 256 GB SSD. While the MSI VR One 6RE-006US model for $2,299.00 comes packed with the same processor, but adds a GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 and a 512 GB SSD.

MSI VR One Backpack - VR connection

While the MSI VR One backpack is available to pre-order shipments won’t begin until 30th, November 2016. This launch marks the first in a new wave of backpack PC’s designed for VR. Last month VRFocus reported on the ZOTAC VR GO backpack,  and in June Alienware teased its first concept design at E3.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of backpack PC’s, reporting back with any further announcements.

Full Specifications for both models, $2,299 backpack spec in brackets:

Model

Brand – MSI

Model – VR ONE 6RD-007US (6RE-006US)

Quick Info

Colour – Black

Operating System – Windows 10 Pro

CPU – Intel Core i7-6820HK 2.7 GHz

Memory- 16 GB DDR4

Storage – 256 GB SSD (512 GB SSD)

Graphics Card – GeForce GTX 1060 (GeForce GTX 1070)

Video Memory – 6 GB GDDR5 (8 GB GDDR5)

Dimensions (W x D x H) – 15.90″ x 11.50″ x 2.40″

Weight – 7.90 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type – Intel Core i7

CPU Speed – 6820HK (2.70 GHz)

Number of Cores – Quad-core Processor

Core Name – Skylake

Turbo Frequency – Up to 3.6 GHz

CPU L3 Cache – 8 MB

Chipset

Chipset – Intel HM170

Graphics

GPU/VPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (GeForce GTX 1070)

Video Memory – 6 GB (8 GB)

Graphic Type – Dedicated Card

Hard Drives

SSD – 256 GB (512 GB)

HDD Spec – 256 GB PCIe Gen3x4 SSD (512 GB PCIe Gen3x4 SSD)

Memory

Memory – 16 GB

Memory Speed – DDR4 2400

Memory Spec – 8 GB x 2

Memory Slot (Total) – 2

Max Memory Supported – 32 GB

Communications

WLAN – Killer 1535 (2×2)

Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.1

Ports

USB – 4 x USB 3.0

Video Port – 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

HDMI – 1 x HDMI 2.0

Audio Ports – 1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Headphone Jack

Output Device

Virtual Reality Ready – Yes

Power

AC Adapter – 230-watt AC adapter

Battery – 8-cell x 2 (90 WHr)