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Oculus Rift PC bundles now available for pre-orders, including ASUS, Dell and Alienware VR-ready machines

Laura Barnes
Oculus Rift PC bundles now available for pre-orders, including ASUS, Dell and Alienware VR-ready machines

Last week, Oculus revealed details about the first branded PCs in the Oculus Ready line. The fim has now made them available to pre-order.

The first PCs are from vendors ASUS, Dell and Alienware. “These PCs have been battle tested and certified by Oculus to deliver an incredible Rift experience,” said Oculus.

The gaming desktops come with a Rift headset, sensor, remote, Xbox One controller, and games EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack and Lucky’s Tale. The bundles are available now for pre-order via Best Buy, Amazon and the Microsoft Store.

Product specs have been unveiled for the VR-ready machines, here’s the run down:

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ASUS G11CD
CPU: Intel i5-6400
GPU: NVIDIA 870
Memory: DDR4 8GB
Storage: 1TB HDD

ASUS ROG G20CB
CPU: Intel 15-6400 or 17-6700
GPU: NVIDIA 970 or 980
Memory: DDR4 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD or 265GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Alienware Area 51
CPU: Intel i7-5820K
GPU: NVIDIA 980
Memory: DDR4 16GB
Storage: 128GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Alienware X51 R3
CPU: Intel 15-6400
GPU: NVIDIA 970
Memory: DDR4 8GB or DDR4 16GB
Storage: 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 8900 SE
CPU: Intel 15-6400
GPU: NVIDIA 970
Memory: DDR4 8GB
Storage: 1TB HDD

There’s currently no news on official UK pricing or availability, but we will keep readers updated as soon as we find out.

The Oculus Rift headset price was revealed in January. It will cost £499 and is set to ship to 20 countries from March 28th. Find out what retailers really think about the device and its price point here.

You can also find out if your current PC is Oculus Rift-ready here.

Following the unveiling of the headset’s pricing and release date, PCR caught wind of rival VR headset StarVR being featured in its very own VR arcade. We chatted to a number of industry experts to see if they believe VR could bring on an arcade come back, and what other uses headsets could have for retailers and resellers.

Find out more about Oculus Rift’s PC bundles here.

Tags: Dell, Alienware, asus, Oculus Rift, Oculus PC bundles, VR PCs, VR desktops

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