HP’s backpack PC gets a fresh new look and release date

Last year, HP showed off its backpack PC concept that’s meant to be used for VR. The company has redesigned the product since and has now announced that it will soon go on sale.

Called the Omen X Compact Desktop, it straps to your back and allows you to experience VR without having to worry about cables getting in the way, which go from a VR headset to a PC. The market-ready device has a different design that the concept version and looks a lot more modern.

But design isn’t the only thing that has changed. HP has also added a dock for the computer, which basically transforms it into a standard desktop PC. It makes it a lot more useful, as you don’t have to use it for VR exclusively.

The HP Omen X Compact is powered by the Kaby Lake i7 processor options and comes equipped with the GeForce GTX 1080. It will be available in July with a starting price of $2,499, while the backpack accessory will set you back $599.99.

It looks like quite a few companies see a bright future for backpack PCs, as HP isn’t the only one that’s developing products from this category. They do make sense, as you won’t trip over a cable while you have a VR headset on, although the idea of having a computer strapped to your back does sound a bit strange at first, right?

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