Here’s another brand that is concentrating on what is supposed to be the future of tech, HTC. Today, the virtual reality headsets are coming in, but there is very limited content to be enjoyed with these headsets. HTC Vive VR is another tech company, like Google, that is getting ready for the future. When the content starts pouring in, virtual reality is going to boom.
At MWC 2016, not just smartphones, but the curtain has been raised for smart technologies as well. Virtual Reality is one of those techs. And HTC Vive VR is a big part of it. In one of our articles, we had mentioned what it is that makes this HTC version better than Oculus’. To quote HTC, “Being able to take a seat, find your drink, and carry on conversation around without removing your headset is only the beginning of what’s possible.” In short, HTC Vive VR is doing a better job than Oculus Rift VR. Will it affect HTC Vive VR price then? Obviously, yes!
HTC Vive VR price was expected to be higher than Oculus Rift’s virtual reality headset. The HTC goggles would cost you US$799 that is $200 more than the Oculus VR. If you do not find this VR headset a bit too pricey and are looking forward to buy it, then you will be able to book yourself HTC Vive VR on 29th February 2016. Yes, the company will begin taking pre-orders on the last day of this month. What about shipping? The HTC Vive VR headsets will start shipping in April. But wait! Is $799 the real HTC Vive VR price?
The report published on Gizmag says, “HTC says it’s still “fine-tuning what is possible with the Vive,” but recommends similar minimum specs as the Rift: Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD 290 or greater, Intel i5 4590 or AMD 8350 or greater, with 4 GB RAM and necessary ports. That should make for a (roughly) $900 or more gaming rig, like the Rift. That puts the Vive’s minimum total cost somewhere around $1,700.” So, be ready to spend $1,700 on the HTC’s virtual reality experience, not $799.