MSI Backpack PC Review
Skylake Core i7, GTX 980, 90-min battery, 5kg / 12lb.
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Pro Powerful desktop components which allow for upgradeability
MSI has stated the unit will use a GTX980 graphics card, meaning this backpack will fit desktop components, which offer better performance over laptop CPU and GPUs. This also means that some components will be able to be swapped out and upgraded, making for a more future proof item.
Pro Currently the best battery life announced out of the available backpack PCs
While an hour and a half is not great, out of the three different manufactures who have announced a backpack PC, MSI currently has the best battery life at an hour and a half.
Con Not yet available
There are not details of price or models that will be available. No release dates have been given either.
Con Battery lasts just an hour and a half
This is a pretty short battery life, which means very little in a game will be able to be played through completely untethered. Even though this is the highest battery life announced out of similar backpack PCs, it is still quite short.