Home / Technology Articles / HTC Vive VR Headset Price, Pre-Orders, Minimum Specs Announced at MWC 2016
At MWC 2016 on Sunday, HTC reported the valuing and accessibility data of its VR headset – the Vive – co-created with Valve. The HTC Vive customer release will be evaluated at $799 (generally Rs. 54,900), and will start shipping April 1. Pre-orders start on February 29. The declared cost ought to be an alleviation to those customers frightened off by reports of the Vive wearing a $1,500 sticker price – however it is still $200 more than the Oculus Rift.
The Vive will be made accessible in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
To put the cost of the point of view, note that its boss opponent – the Oculus Rift – is evaluated at $599 (around 41,200). The Rift box will incorporate the headset with inherent earphones and mic, sensor, a Xbox One controller and an Oculus Remote, another information gadget that offers clients some assistance with navigating through the Oculus store or investigate video content. The Oculus Touch movement controller notwithstanding, will be sent later at an extra cost. The Rift pre-requests will likewise deliver with EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale. Oculus Rift will begin delivery to 20 nations from March. It will likewise be accessible in restricted districts with select retailers in April.
The HTC Vive then again transports with two remote controllers, two Lighthouse laser base stations for room-based movement following, a center point to gather information and send it to the PC, and two amusements – Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives by Owlchemy Labs, and Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games. The Vive headset highlights a front-confronting camera, an incorporated receiver, Bluetooth availability, and HTC is additionally touting another component called Vive Phone Services, giving clients access to telephone elements, for example, making or getting telephone calls, perusing instant messages, seeing schedule welcomes, and the sky is the limit from there.
HTC additionally says the shopper version of the Vive headset is a great deal more agreeable to wear than past models and designer releases, with an as good as ever headstrap, aside from other minor outline changes that make it more ergonomic for a more extensive scope of clients. Pretty much as with the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive is required to be associated with a moderately capable PC to function as proposed.
The Taiwanese organization has additionally uncovered the base PC details for the HTC Vive.
• GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equal or better
• CPU: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equal or better
• RAM: 4GB or more
• Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or fresher
• USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
• Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
To review, HTC uncovered the Vive Pre second era engineer headset amid the CES 2016 exchange show in January. The second-gen engineer version sports few changes in equipment plan. The organization likewise upgraded the VR controllers, making it more ergonomic than some time recently. It likewise has gentler edges, enhanced equalization, new textured catches and a more agreeable hold cushions.