VR Go: a VR PC in a backpack for 50 minutes of fun!


Zotac launches a new version of its VR Go system. Basically, it’s a PC mounted like a backpack. Just plug in your VR headset and off you go. The advantage of the system is clear: you can walk around as you please, without the hassle of cables.

VR Go, the 2023 version is here!

Zotac VR GO 4.0

In broad terms, this machine is evolving to present a new configuration. This version features fairly old-fashioned components, notably on the processor side, since we’re dealing with an i7 11800H. As a reminder, this is a mobile processor released in 2021 with 8 cores and 16 threads, all clocked at 4.6 GHz turbo. TDP reaches 35, configurable up to 45 W.

Otherwise, the configuration features a total of 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD.

Most importantly, the graphics section is based on an RTX A2000 equipped with 8 GB VRAM. This suggests a GA106 GPU containing a total of 2,560 cuda cores, while the memory benefits from a 128-bit bus. Strangely enough, the graphics section has been scaled down (according to VideoCardz). When version 4.0 was introduced last year, it featured an RTX A4500… Surely for reasons of autonomy?

What’s more, the presence of a pro card suggests that the machine isn’t 100% aimed at gamers. In fact, the Zotac page clearly sets the tone, highlighting professional activities such as architectural visualization, simulation, rehabilitation and therapy. That said, for a pro machine, it’s very much a gaming machine, with its RGB system in particular.

Zotac VR Go 4.0

To guarantee 50 minutes of autonomy, the PC comes with two 6000 mAh batteries with hot-plugging. As for connectivity, we have HDMI 2.1, complemented by two DisplayPort 1.4. On the USB side, there’s a Type-C 3.1 connector, four USB-A 3.1 and two USB-A 3.0. Enough to plug in your VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) headset without too much fear… Although you’ll need to ask about compatibility, just in case.

As for price, this configuration can be seen on the Scan.co. uk website for £3,699.98. At current exchange rates, that comes to €4,316.88.

Here’s the Zotac product sheet!