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.
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.
There is a battery in the backpack itself as well as batteries on the belt of the device. The belt batteries can be swapped out when power is getting low without the device shutting down, meaning the player can play as long as they have freshly charged batteries to pop into the belt.
This backpack comes bundled with a wireless mouse, keyboard and display. Including these devices means the PC is all in one, no need to already own or purchase separately other peripherals in order to use it like you would any other PC. This is also good for when the user needs to troubleshoot the...
The PC that will be used will have desktop components meaning that the unit will be able to power games better than something using laptop components such as laptop grade CPUs and GPUs. This will of course use more power, but will offer better performance.
Due to the nature of the design, using a backpack and filling it with a mini PC and battery pack, there is potential for this to be a lot bulkier and heavier than the units from HP or MSI, as theirs are more all-in-one, allowing for a more slim device.