Earlier this month VRFocus reported on HTC and HP collaborating on an all-in-one deal for the HTC Vive and HP ENVY 750-470na desktop PC. The Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle which retails for £1,499 GBP – usual RRP is £1699 – has now gone on sale.
The aim of the deal is to reduce the cost of entry into the high-end world of virtual reality (VR), often stated as one of the biggest drawbacks to mainstream adoption of the technology when compared to cheaper mobile versions.
Of course the HP ENVY 750-470na comes equipped to handle whatever the HTC Vive needs with an Intel Core i5-6400 processor, 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM, 128 GB solid-state drive and 1 TB hard drive and a AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card.
As part of the package and to make setting up as quick and easy as possible a USB drive will be included. On the drive will be Viveport, Vive Home, Vive desktop app, Steam Client, Steam VR, Graphics card driver and two videogames, Valve’s The Lab and TheBlu: Encounter from Wevr.
Just as when buying the HMD normally, the system comes with three free videogames: Google’s Tilt Brush, The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed by Cloudhead Games, and Acceleroto’s Zombie Training Simulator.