MSI claims its Trident 3 desktop is the world's smallest VR-ready gaming PC. And now it's available in white.
A black version of the petite 4.7-liter system was originally announced at CES 2017, but for a limited time you can get an Arctic color option. It's still running on an ITX-format MSI GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, which, combined with its Core i7 processor, delivers enough performance for VR gaming. Plus, MSI makes it easy to connect a VR headset with its VR Link HDMI port, and there's software for optimizing the hardware with one click.
What's also impressive is that for a gaming PC that measures only 13.6 by 2.8 by 9.2 inches (34.5 by 7.1 by 23.4 cm), MSI's cooling system can stay super quiet -- less than 36dB under full load.
MSI Trident 3 Arctic
|Price||$1,500 (approx. £1,195, AU$1,965)|
|Processor||Intel seventh-gen 3.6GHz Core i7-7700|
|Graphics 8GB MSI GeForce GTX 1070||8GB MSI GeForce GTX 1070|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2,400MHz RAM (supports up to 32GB)|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD plus 1TB 7,200rpm HDD|
|Power supply||330-watt power adapter|
|Front I/O||Headphone and microphone jacks, USB 3.1 Type-C (gen. 1), two USB 3.1Type-A (one supports super charger 2), VR-Link (HDMI out)|
|Rear I/O||Microphone, line-in, line-out, Ethernet, USB 3.1 Type-A, Four USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI out, VR-Link (connect front VR-Link and graphics card)|