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Seems there's a VR price war. Oculus lowered their print to $400 to fend off the Windows headsets that, at the time, were due out in a few months at that price point. Now Oculus is planning to lower it to $350 for BF at various retailers. Well... Microsoft beat them to the punch at $350. All Microsoft headsets, except for the Samsung, are now $50 off at the Microsoft Store and possibly elsewhere. BB is also selling the Dell Visor for $50 off.

These are all 63mm IPD headsets. Fixed. So keep that in mind.

It's confirmed that they run SteamVR and Oculus Software through Revive. People are already doing it.

True to it's word, Microsoft has made these headsets work decently on low end hardware. Unlike the Rift and Vive which require at least 1050Tis and above, these Microsoft headsets run on machines even with integrated graphics. Of course, the experience is better the better the hardware. But people have played games like Space Pirate Trainer on old 940mx laptops and they say it works well enough. A 940mx has 1/5th of the minimum speed required by an Oculus Rift.

Lenovo ($350)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...5sn73q2xvg

Acer ($350)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...tsf1q97hkp

HP ($400)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...5g0j1qf74b

Dell is currently OOS at Microsoft, so get it from BB for the same price ($400)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...jq8g8fp0j9

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Is this even worth getting since Pimax is supposedly coming out soonish with better specs and competitive price?
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I am in the market for one too, and not sure what i should go with. My pc can run any of them.
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I am in the market for one too, and not sure what i should go with. My pc can run any of them.
Yes it is. Samsung seems like the best bet but not an SD.
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what's the best VR solution for Minecraft in VR? I don't think I want a headset that uses a snap-in phone.

If anyone has used this, is it all it sounds like it is? My daughter would drop dead if something like this showed up under the tree for christmas. Smilie
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so these new MS headsets can run on a PC with lessor specs than the Rift? I would like to get a mini-PC for the living room but wasn't sure about putting a big old GPU in there. Is the VR experience with these suppose to be equal to the Rift/Vive?
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Is this better than PlayStation VR?
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Is this better than PlayStation VR?
well, the specs are tons better than PSVR. But PSVR is for Playstation and these are for PC and I bet will work with Xbox One X soon enough.
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I have the Samsung one (just got it this past week) and find it really nice. There is some compatibility issues with games... mostly because I have a small area to use it and typically the ground is not at the right height for me.... but you can work around that. I just found out last night you can re-set the ground height but haven't played some games since this.

Overall I am happy with them, but it is early "life" SteamVR isn't even officially released yet (I think Nov 15 it goes into public beta).

Games I have:
Paranormal Activity VR - Ground height issue (haven't had a chance to try since finding calibration above). Can play with controller though.
Forms - Really cool puzzle game.
Project Cars 2 - Great being in the cockpit of the car
Racket NX - Really fun VR Paddle game.
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Damn, I want the Samsung one and that doesn't qualify.

The PC World article is good but they're wrong when they say no WMR headsets have headphones as the Samsung one does.
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so these new MS headsets can run on a PC with lessor specs than the Rift? I would like to get a mini-PC for the living room but wasn't sure about putting a big old GPU in there. Is the VR experience with these suppose to be equal to the Rift/Vive?
Just be aware that running on lower spec's can produce stutter, or run at lower than recommended refresh rate (60Hz, rather than 90Hz), which can greatly increase the risk of motion sickness. Not to mention, it may limit what VR games you'll be able to play.
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Just be aware that running on lower spec's can produce stutter, or lock at lower FPS, which can greatly increase the risk of motion sickness. Not to mention, it may limit what VR games you'll be able to play.
Just lower the quality. MR has a quality slider like in PC games. AA, textures, etc, etc will go by the wayside. As well resolution and FPS if needed. But 60FPS is the floor.

The minimum spec for Mixed Reality is "GPU: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DX12 API Capable GPU". Yes, integrated graphics. That's oppose to a 1050ti for a Rift.
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