HTC and HP launch their value HTC Vive PC bundle

HTC and HP launch their value HTC Vive PC bundle

If the price of VR has been prohibitive, HTC and HP are attempting to lower bar with their PC HTC Vive bundle which has just launched today.

The bundle includes a HP ENVY 750-470na alongside a full Vive VR system for £1,499. The bundle has been designed to be easy to setup and comes with a USB drive containing hardware set up instructions and required software to get the VR setup up and running.

Dan O’Brien, VP of Virtual Reality at HTC said: “The Vive Ready HP Computer bundle provides a simple and affordable way for people to get their hands on Vive, without compromising on a truly immersive VR experience. We’re committed to making advanced room-scale technology accessible to as many people as possible, and our new bundle together with HP makes it easier than ever before to get started in VR.”

The new bundle is only worth it if you are planning on changing PCs or moving over to PC and it’s not super hi-specced. Might be worth a look if you’re on a tight budget and want VR.

HP ENVY 750-470na Specs

Graphics: Radeon RX 480 with 1x HDMI and 3x DisplayPort outputs
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6400
Memory: 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 128 GB solid-state drive and 1 TB hard drive
USB ports: 4x USB 2.0 and 4x USB 3.0
Operating system: Windows 10 Home
Mouse and keyboard: USB wired keyboard and optical mouse
Optical drive: Ultra Slim-Tray SuperMulti DVD Burner
Wireless: Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth® 4.0 M.2 combo
Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

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  • Comments: 10
    • theolzhas

      Ridiculous specs, you won’t be able to play VR games. RX 480 is worse than even the Nvidia’s 1070

      • Michael Andersen

        ? sure you can!
        (if you dont max out all the settings)

        • theolzhas

          You are not being realistic. Even 1070 is barely able to run on medium (mostly on low) specs modern (stand still) VR games and we don’t have good full-featured games yet where you can really feel the interaction with the world. Please correct yourself (do your research), it is unacceptable to type something like that.

          • Michael Andersen

            Again you are way off,
            Sure its low spec, its a value build, but it will run VR just fine in low settings.
            This value bundle was put together by HTC to run VR,
            not to NOT run it. plz use brain.

            • theolzhas

              Previously you mentioned: “if you don’t max out all the settings”, now you are talking a bit more realistically “run fine in low settings”. I am glad that you are coming to your senses. The reality is that every new game is more demanding and according to
              https://wccftech.com/radeon-rx-480-steam-vr-benchmark-most-affordable/
              the graphics card we were talking about is barely able to perform for VR games even to date. Anyway, it was fun to have a conversation.

              • Michael Andersen

                So both I and the link you provide agree on this PC is VR ready!
                and not the (won’t be able to play VR games) PC you talk about.
                I agree on I expected a low to med settings, not a HIGH 6,8 score!

          • Sean Smith

            I own a laptop with a 1070, I play all vr games maxed out, Do your research!

            • theolzhas

              I have two gtx 1070 on a PC, cmon, why did you even type that? Don’t you see that everyone agrees here that you can’t max it out?

      • Peter S

        You can’t even use Asynchronous Reprojection with an AMD GPU. They’d have been better off with a 1060

    • Fanatoli Guyoff

      lol way to make a vr system that isn’t going to run vr games for crap.