Intel is developing a concept for a PC that can be worn inside a vest. It's been designed to offer virtual reality gamers more freedom to walk around.
You may remember a few months ago, PC makers like HP and MSI were showing off prototypes of PC backpacks that could be users for VR gaming. Now Tom's Hardware reports that Intel demoed the PCVR vest during this week's IGF conference.
The PC itself is on the back of the vest, with the front holding its large 100 Wh lithium ion battery. The concept is based on the idea that having a vest for PCVR gaming would offer owners better balance than having everything put in a backpack. The entire system weighs about five pounds:
The PC itself is one of Intel's small NUC designs with an quad-core Core i7-6785R processor, integrated Iris Pro 580 graphics, 8 GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD:
This PC vest was created in just a few months as a proof-of-concept, so don't expect it to go on sale anytime soon. Would you wear a PC on a vest for VR gaming? Let us know in the comments!
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