Updated 11:27 PM EST, Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Oculus VR Teams Up with Alienware for Awesome, Affordable Bundles [Details]

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The newest virtual reality gaming system is going to be ready for pre-order in just a few days, but do you know what kind of computer system you should get to make the most out of your experience?

Oculus recently teamed up with Dell and Alienware to give gamers the best VR experience possible with Oculus-ready PC bundles. They start at $1,499, giving people a full $100 - $200 discount on their PCs, as reported by Tech Crunch.

These bundles include not only the Oculus Rift but a gaming PC with enough power to run it as well. Of course, there are also smaller perks like the motion sensors, an Xbox One controller, remote, and two launch games.

Of course, if you want to buy the rift alone, it will cost you only about $599, which is considerably cheaper if you already have a powerful PC to begin with. However, as Oculus noted on their official website, to get the full experience, each gamer should get a PC that at least meet the system specifications. You can check whether your PC has what it takes with the help of the Oculus compatibility tool.

Check out the full system requirements here.

Digital Trends noted that the PCs that officially made it onto the list for the bundles are the Alienware X51 R3 and Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition. Both PCs come with Intel Core i5-6400 3.3GHz CPU and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 4GB graphics card. Both will have 8GB RAM and 1TB 722 HDD storage drive. As for the operating system, they are said to come equipped with the Windows 10 Home 64bit.

It was noted by Tech Crunch, however, that the bundle price points are pretty expensive and people will have to pay a lot to use the Rift. That means that it is likely to appeal to the more hardcore PC and console gamers than the casual enthusiasts.

All the bundles can be pre-ordered from Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft store beginning February 16, but whether or not Oculus can find enough people to buy their rather expensive gaming system is another question altogether. After all, there are plenty of VR headset makers looking to enter the market over the next year. Competition will be intense not only between VR makers but their game and third-party developers as well.

Oculus is gearing up to complete the list of the Oculus-ready PCs on their website, however, as a gamer, how likely is it for you to buy a VR console?

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