It’s just been announced that pre-orders for Oculus Ready PCs, a set of rigs from hardware manufacturers that meet the recommended specs of and include and Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) will go live on 16th February 2016. As Oculus VR has made clear, the bundles start at $1499 USD, though this will apparently only be for a limited time. Best Buy has gone a step further, however, and offered prices for every single bundle from Asus, Alienware and Dell, giving you an idea of what’s in your price range.
The prices are below in order of cheapest to most expensive. The latter honour belongs to the Alienware Area 51, which costs some $3,149.98. The cheapest option is the ASUS G11CD-B11 for, of course, $1,499. It’s yet to be confirmed if the ‘limited time’ offer will extend to all of these PCs or just that cheaper model.
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & ASUS G11CD-B11 Desktop Package – $1,499.00
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset, ASUS G11CD-B11 Desktop & ASUS 19.5″ LED Monitor Package – $1,549.97
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & Alienware X51-Series Desktop Package – $1,599.98
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & Dell X8900-Series Desktop Package – $1,599.98
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & ASUS G20CB-B13 Desktop Package – $1,949.98
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & Alienware X51-Series Desktop Package – $1,999.98
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & ASUS G20CB-B15 Desktop Package – $2,199.98
Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality Headset & Alienware Area 51 Series Desktop Package – $3,149.98
Shipping will take place on 28th March 2016. Anyone that does pre-order will also get a copy of EVE: Valkyrie, Lucky’s Tale and an Xbox One controller. The models will also be available through both Amazon and the Microsoft Store.
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