I’ve just received one of the new Acer mixed reality headsets (Dev Preview) that is designed for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality. I’ve been looking for sometime for a suitable computer to use with such a headset, but can’t quite find the right solution. This got me thinking that it could be an opportunity for Eve to jump on the VR band wagon and design the ultimate VR rig.
I’m currently torn between:
- A high end gaming laptop (17") which is powerful enough to be future proof e.g. Something with a GTX 1080MQ dGPU like the Acer Predator 17 x, the ASUS Zephyrus G501 or Dell Alienware 17R4.
- A smaller more portable laptop, which I may need to upgrade in 2years e.g. Dell Alienware 13 R3 or Razer Blade 14
- A backpack mounted VR system which allows for freedom of movement like the MSI VR One
These systems are at the high end of my budget, ca $2500.
I’ve considered desktop systems as well since they are expandable and offer the best performance, but portability is important to me.
I like the VR One, but I am not sure about the practicality of a system without a display in terms of launching a VR environment or game, though I’ve seen you could RDP into the device to achieve this from a second mobile device.
So what do you think? An Eve VR which is portable, expandable, offers untethered VR experience, is powerful, supports various VR / Mixed reality headsets, offers decent battery life, at a reasonable price.