HP announces a backpack PC for VR gaming you can strap to your back

VR gaming is neat but it's a bummer if you have to be tied to your desk, but what if you could actually enjoy immersive gaming experiences while mobile? Cue the HP backpack PC. This new product from the company is a PC that you can essentially strap to the back of you, similar to the one unveiled by MSI. Weighing in at around 10 pounds, the PC will be powered by Core i5 or i7 processors and sport a powerful enough graphics card for virtual reality.

Trusted Reviews also notes that the backpack PC will come with 32GB of RAM, an ideal amount for gaming of today and tomorrow. While the included dual-battery setup will only supply juice to the PC for an hour, they can be hot swapped thanks to a backup that will keep things running while you fiddle around.

There are a few ports located at the bottom of the pack too, including USB, HDMI and a headphone jack. There's no word on availability or pricing as-of-yet, but since you're already looking like quite the muppet with a VR headset on, a backpack PC won't do much more harm, right?

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.