CES 2020 | RTX OTG: Zotac's VR GO backpack PC gets an RTX upgrade
Zotac’s VR GO backpack PC is an interesting way for gamers to take their gear on the go. Now, at CES 2020, the wearable computer line has gotten more powerful with the addition of Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs.
The VR GO 3.0 backpack PC can now be configured with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU as well as an as-yet-unnamed Core i7 CPU. Don’t count on the CPU being a top-of-the-line Core i9-9980HK, though; due to the PC’s form factor and its wearable design, Zotac will likely opt for something akin to the Core i7-9700T to keep thermals in check. Otherwise, gamers would likely cook their backs while wearing the computer.
Other specs will likely be carryovers from the VR GO 2.0: up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and an m.2 PCIe SSD. The VR GO 3.0 looks similar to the VR GO 2.0 save for a new “sweatproof” material covering the backpack portion of the device (the part of the machine that actually touches the user’s back). Zotac has implemented its SPECTRA 2.0 RGB lighting into the VR GO 3.0, so wearers can customize the RGB light strips to almost any color they wish.
Like the VR GO 2.0, the new VR GO will use hot-swappable batteries to power everything while it’s on the user’s back. Of course, the VR GO 3.0 can also be used as a standard desktop PC.
No word on pricing or availability yet, but the VR GO 3.0 likely won’t come cheap. Considering the VR GO 2.0’s hefty US $2300 price tag, expect quite a bit for the updated VR GO 3.0. Zotac will hopefully give more details at CES 2020 next week.