MSI teamed up with HTC to create the MSI VR One, it's sort of a gaming laptop mounted into a 3.6kg backpack. It features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU and offers gamers 1.5 hours of cable-free virtual reality gameplay.
It's a neat concept but with a battery life of just 90 minutes it comes a bit short as it means you'll be constantly worrying about the juice running out just when you're in the middle of an intense gaming session.
As the leading brand of the gaming industry, MSI notebook is always ahead of others in meeting gamers’ needs by introducing the most up-to-date solutions for extreme gamers. MSI has built deep relationships with the VIVE team of HTC Corporation for quite a long time, determines to deliver and promote the best VR experience on the mobile platform. In Tokyo Game Show 2016, MSI and HTC VIVE team shall bring to light another MSI revolutionary product to the world, the MSI VR One!
In Tokyo Game Show 2016, MSI will announce the world’s first-ever VR Backpack, the “VR One”. The concept has been discussed since 2016, however, none but MSI was able to make the actual product happen with the fancy style and lightest weight but highest performance.
MSI VR One is the world’s lightest and thinnest backpack PC system. It is sure to have massive impacts on the global VR market by removing the current VR experience limitations of having to stay close to the PC and the monitor due to cables connected. MSI VR One weighs merely 3.6kg. It comes with 2 battery packs and is able to deliver 1.5 hours full speed gameplay. Powered by overclocked CPU and GeForce ® GTX 10 series graphics card, MSI VR One is able to deliver full throttle gaming performance under noise of 40dBA.
Under 3.6kg / 1.5+ hours VR gaming / Non-stop hot swap battery capability
The rest similar products simply can’t compare with MSI VR One in terms of its futuristic look, the chassis’s material quality, the lightweight of 3.6kg, the longevity of its battery life and the non-stop hot swap design. On top of just making the MSI VR One looking good, MSI has paid a great amount of efforts on the ID, the cooling and the interior hardware designs to make sure the highest performance and the best user VR experience of this masterpiece.
MSI VR One is deisgned with an armer pack, a futuristic robot machine style, with 2 battey packs on the bottom right and left of the backpack. Once removing the 2 batteries aside, MSI VR One is merely 2.2 kg in weight. As a stand alone PC system, MSI VR One is even lighter than some performance gaming notebooks. The design is more compact and the performance is even better than any other similar products. Moreover, it is more convenient thanks to the the longevity of its battery life and the non-stop hot swap design. You may play hours of VR games non-stop. For B to B business or VR developpers, the portability and the mobility of MSI VR One is the best solution both for the limitedless VR environment possibilities and the VR content demonstration all around the world.
The Optimized Interface for all VR Gears and Incredibly Silent Cooling system
VR One is fully HTC VIVE Optimized. It comes with 1x HDMI port, 1 Mini DisplayPort and 1 ultra-speed Thunderbolt3 by Type-C port support highest bandwidth for dual 2K displays per eye. All these ports support smoother VR experience with over 90FPS for any high level VR devices. Moreover, there are 4x USB 3.0 ports for more external devices for some VR set requests.
The secret to keep the VR One cool and silent for long sessions of VR experience relies on the cooling system. The cooling design consists of dual 9cm ultra blade fans and 9 heat pipes. Working together, the cooling system easily keeps the VR One silent under 41dBA. The only sound you will hear, therefore, is from your VR headsets. The silent and powerful VR One allows you to immerse yourself totally in the VR world at night without waking up your pets and parents!
Hot Swapping with Battery Power Indicators for Professional Uses
The “VR One” is designed for highest VR HMD mobility, therefore it comes with unique design of 2 hot-swappable batteries. It also comes with battery indicators: each battery’s life is illuminated through 4 white lights located next to the mount. 4 lights illuminating means the battery life is 75%~100%; 3 lights means it’s 50%~75%; 2 lights means it’s 25%~50%; 1 light means it’s under 25%. The last light will be flashing to remind users that the battery may run out of power within a short time. When users want to hot-swap a battery they can swap one at a time without using an adaptor. However, if users plug in the adaptor, they can remove both batteries simultaneously while VR One will still keep the same high performance for VR experience or other type of heavy loading gaming as an ultra slim PC.
Exclusive VR Enhancement – 1 Click to VR and SHIFT via MSI Dragon Center
The VR One is equipped with the latest and unique software "MSI Dragon Cente". Get ready to get a total control of your VR platform with 1 Click VR key. This software not only permits users to monitor the hardware status in details from your cell phone, but also allows adjustments and managements of unique MSI gaming features. SHIFT Technology grants users the power to boost the performance and the fan speed to the extreme for the best VR experience.