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Oculus Rift price discounted when bundled with Alienware and Dell PCs

Sam Loveridge

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You'll get a discount on the Oculus Rift price if you buy one bundled with an Alienware or Dell PC, it has emerged.

Although the £499 Oculus Rift launch price might have flabbergasted some, if you're looking to make the VR upgrade there's another option.

Many PC gaming rigs won't be up to par for supporting the Oculus Rift, so you might need to make several upgrades component wise before you can dive into VR.

So, Oculus VR has teamed up with Dell for a special Alienware bundle, which includes the OCulus Rift at a discounted rate.

As reported by TechRadar, Alienware co-founder Frank Azor and Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey revealed the Rift's price will be lowered to $399 (around £299 with conversion) when bundle with an Oculus Ready Alienware X51 R3 gaming desktop or Dell XPS 8900 towers.

That's down from the $599/£499 launch price.

Of course, altogether you're looking at an investment of about $1,599 (around £1,094, but probably more) for the PC, Oculus Rift and the two bundled games – EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky's Tale.

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Anyone who has already pre-ordered an Oculus Rift will also be provided with a $200 (approx £136) voucher to buy an X51 or Dell XPS 8900 PC if they want to purchase one that's definitely capable of running the Oculus Rift.

An Oculus Rift Ready Alienware X51 PC starts at £818.99 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory.

As for the Dell XPS 8900, you're looking at prices starting at £779 for an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 2TB hard drive and an Nvidia GTX 745 with 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

Stephen Middlehurst

January 8, 2016, 2:11 pm

I know it's never going to happen but if you're going to the trouble of $ > £ conversion can you please add VAT along the way? There's already enough people out there complaining about cost and rip off Britain because they don't realise US prices have no sales tax included, no need to give more fuel to a pointless fire.

toboev

January 10, 2016, 1:14 pm

Surely, if they did convert the price $ to £ they should leave the VAT off, so compare both prices before sales tax.

The trouble is when people compare the US price as is (pre tax) with the UK retail price (post tax).

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