Your standard PCVR setup is usually a stationary affair, but backpack VR PCs, which let you take the experience mobile, are starting to crop up more and more. One of the more interesting options out there is the HP Omen X Compact Desktop, and we recently spent some time with the backpack PC for an in-depth video review.
The HP Omen X Compact Desktop sits in a dock and, despite its unique looks, offers a pretty standard desktop experience when hooked up to your monitor. However, the tower can be undocked and slotted into a battery-powered backpack setup to allow for total freedom of movement while you're adventuring in VR.
While not cheap - it starts at $2,499 - the HP Omen X Compact Desktop is a stunning piece of hardware that is very gaming capable.
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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl.
This is amazing. I wonder if eventually Windows on ARM could make this a better experience? Self contained Mixed Reality headset will come at some time, but I think that sooner than that we could have lighter VR backpack style devices. Of course, GPU is an issue, more than processor, but there's people working on things like that. Wasn't Intel working together with AMD on some project?
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