After being available last year, Zotac’s VR GO is still one of the most sought after VR Backpack PC concept out in the market today. For those who have no clues, VR backpacks are powerful gaming PCs connected to a wearable backpack and allowing users to use VR headsets without worrying about tangled cables and accidentally tripping from them.

Joining its rival MSI VR One, they offer almost the same essential features but the Zotac VR GO stands out in terms of its sleek design and comfort from the continuous action.

Power in a small form factor

The Zotac VR GO can go up to two hours of use where you can extend play time by playing one battery while the other is charging using its external charger.

The powerful gaming performance is brought to you by GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 256-bit graphics card, an Intel Core i7-6700T quad-core 2.8 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, an upgradeable 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 240GB M.2 SSD. It can run all the current VR games on the market with ease not to mention you can use it also for regular PC gaming. It has a smart case design with top loaded I/O ports – 6x USB 3.0, microphone and headphone audio ports, 1x Wi-Fi SMA connector. It also has a battery status indicator for each of the 6600mAh Li-ion batteries, an intelligent thermal design which directs System heat away from the body, and an unmatched comfort with padded support and straps for easy movement while playing.

Out of the box, it comes with a pre-installed Windows 10 Home 64bit OS, a Wi-Fi antenna, AC Adapter, Power Cord, Warranty Card, a User Manual, Quick Install Guide and drivers. With only 3 simple steps, the VR GO can also be detached to its backpack and can be placed just like any gaming PC on top of your desk vertically or horizontally.

Price for a portable VR system

Pricing of this bad boy doesn’t come off cheap, with Zotac selling the VR GO for $1,999.99 you still have to shell out a few hundred bucks on the VR headset of your choice. But if you buy now at Amazon or Newegg, you can take advantage of their 5% discount which saves you $100.


While giving sufficient performance for VR games, even non-VR games perform smoothly on the Zotac VR GO.

The batteries can also be charged at a separate station and again you can use one at a time while the other is charging. It weighs around 10 pounds but the wide padded straps make it more comfortable as it distributes the weight equally. Although you are free from cords, you may want to take it easy on the action star moves as you do not want to break a $2000 backpack.