Zotac, renowned for its innovation in the world of gaming and virtual reality, has introduced its highly-anticipated next-generation VR Go wearable PC. This cutting-edge device is set to significantly enhance the performance of the company’s family of systems designed for virtual reality gaming. While these new machines, tailored for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications, boast professional-grade Nvidia graphics processors and impressive power, it’s important to note that they do not house the latest gaming CPUs and GPUs.
The VR Go 4.0 wearable PCs from Zotac are built around Intel’s 11th Generation Core i7-11800H ‘Tiger Lake’ notebook processor, featuring eight powerful cores. Accompanying this CPU are Nvidia’s RTX A2000 8GB or RTX A4500 16GB Laptop GPUs, offering top-notch graphics performance for immersive VR experiences. These machines are equipped with 16 GB of DDR4 memory, expandable to 32 GB, ensuring smooth multitasking and responsive performance. Storage needs are well-catered to with a speedy 512 GB M.2 SSD, and for those requiring additional space, there’s a 2.5-inch bay for either an SSD or HDD. Additionally, a convenient 3-in-1 card reader is included.
In terms of connectivity, the VR Go 4.0 systems feature an Intel AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 adapter, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, two display outputs (one DisplayPort, one HDMI), six USB 3.1 and USB 3.0 Type-A ports, as well as 3.5-mm audio input/output jacks.
One of the standout features of Zotac’s VR Go 4.0 wearable PCs is their battery life, offering up to 50 minutes of usage on a single charge when handling AR/VR workloads. What’s more, their user-friendly design enables easy on-the-go battery replacement (batteries sold separately, charger included) for extended AR/VR sessions.
While Zotac primarily positions these VR Go systems for virtual reality gamers, they are notably favored by developers of AR, VR, and mixed reality applications, as well as professionals who rely on AR, VR, and MR software for their work. This explains Zotac’s decision to incorporate professional-grade Nvidia RTX graphics processors rather than regular GeForce RTX GPUs. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that these PCs feature CPUs and GPUs from 2020-2021, which, while powerful, may not be at the cutting edge of performance.
Pricing details for Zotac’s new VR Go 4.0 wearable PCs have not yet been announced, but given their impressive specifications and capabilities, they are expected to come at a premium price point.