HTC and HP have partnered up to release a Vive ready HP computer VR bundle. The package is a top-to-bottom VR setup that is aimed at consumers looking to bring home VR for the holiday season.The bundle will include a VR-ready HP ENVY 750-415VHR along with a full Vive VR system. The package will provide room-scale VR for $1,499.
The bundled PC features a brushed metal finish to compliment the Vive stylish design. Additionally an included USB drive contains all required hardware setup for the Vive. Vive is the first complete VR solution, including wireless controllers, room-scale movement, and headset featuring a built in camera.
Two VR titles are available for instant plug in and play, thBlu:Encounter by Wevr and The Lab by Valve. Additionally anyone who purchases the bundle will have access to the free software line-up that ships with the standard Vive VR system.
The HP ENVY 750-415VHR features a Radeon RX 480 graphics card, alongside an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128 SSD and 1 TB hard drive. The specs offer a good, minimum-spec standard computer for consumers looking to dip into VR while still staying within a budget. Vive and HP are also promising additional bundles in the future that will feature robust specs for more demanding VR games.
With VR being such a new platform there is still a lot of trepidation from the consumer market when it comes to purchasing not only VR hardware but also upgrades to existing systems. This partnership provides a set cost to setup and run the Vive along with a fairly solid home computer.
The Vive HP VR bundle will be available for the holiday season. To be notified of availability you can sign up at Vive.com.