Looking to get one of the best deals in PC VR headsets? Micro Center has slashed the price on HP’s Windows Mixed Reality headset down to just $150 for both the headset and included controllers.

Update (October 28th, 2019): Micro Center is altering the deal. Instead of $130, which was available late last week, HP’s Windows VR headset is now $150 with seemingly the same in-store availability. Pray they don’t alter it any further!

Original Article (October 25th, 2019): The catch is you’ll have to pick it up in-store, as the online shop seems to be entirely out of stock.

There’s almost two dozen stores currently in stock across the US, so you’ll need to reserve it at your local participating Micro Center before you lose the chance.

The headset’s MSRP is supposed to be $400, although you’ve probably seen it around for around the $200 – $250 mark on Amazon, Best Buy, etc. However you slice it though, $130 $150 is pretty much unbeatable.

Image courtesy Micro Center

It’s up to you whether you consider this a catch or not, but Windows Mixed Reality headsets aren’t exactly the top of the line specs-wise, with HP and a gang of other OEMs like Acer, Dell, and Lenovo tossing out similarly kitted VR headsets in October 2017.

All Windows Mixed Reality headsets, HP included, boast better headset and controller tracking than PSVR, which is thanks to a mostly competent inside-out tracking system (i.e. no need for tracking beacons or sensors), although the controller isn’t very ergonomic.

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Windows VR headsets (excluding Samsung Odyssey & Odyssey Plus) boast the same basic hardware specs: inside-out optical tracking, dual 1,440 × 1,440 LCD panels, 90Hz refresh, and around a 100 degree field of view.

Although not the most impressive PC VR headset out there, Windows headsets boast SteamVR support, meaning you can play almost any VR game on the world’s largest digital distribution platform. With that in mind, HP’s headset is plenty usable if you’re looking to get into PC VR gaming, making this deal a true bargain basement find.


Thanks goes out to SvenViking for spotting the news! 

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  • The Bard

    People in Europe jealous :(

  • mellott124

    Crazy times. I agree not the best HMD but for $130 it doesn’t need to be. That’s the price of controllers for other systems.

    • cirby

      It’s less than I paid for a replacement lighthouse for my Vive. And I got a good deal on that, too.

  • Ardra Diva

    probably a fire sale. HP unlikely to make a new one anytime soon I would imagine.

    • Rudl Za Vedno

      HP Reverb? It’s out.

      • Ardra Diva

        I stand corrected! :)

  • Charles

    Honestly even $130 is a bit expensive for what it is. If it were OLED and had a decent FOV it would be a different story.

    • dota

      Remember oled is not good for eyes
      LCD is safe for health , get it?
      & if u cant spend even 130 $ , the next thing is to get it free,
      wait for 2 years , mabbee I will spare mine then,
      but I feel too possessive of it now.

      • Fabian

        Remember what? You’re the first one ever coming up with that theory. But as long as you don’t have any proof for that, OLED remains superior.

        • dota

          As I replied above

      • Kevin White

        Please post your evidence for OLED being “not good for eyes.” Thank you.

        • dota

          pl. read about blue LED radiation damage to eyes.

          https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-05-eyes-health-authority.html

          Remember every pixel is LED display has red, green & blue LEDs

          • Adderstone VR

            How do you think an LCD panel is lit…..like really, what on earth do you think the backlight is made of?

            Do you remember when the first LCD TVs came out…they were thick and chunky cause they had florescent backlight panels. Then they got thin and sleek when they switched to LED backlights (still LCD Displays though)….I don’t get why you’d think OLED is any worse than LCD

          • dota

            well then it becomes an issue similar to religion hah ha

          • Fabian

            Your links have nothing to do with OLED vs LCD, they just say “blue light is bad” and obviously OLED and LCD/LED both emit blue light. BUT googling a comparison tells me OLED emits a lot less blue light – depending on the source something between “only 10%” and “less than a third”.

            So assuming blue light really is an issue, the exact opposite of your statement is the case:

            OLED FTW:
            https://www.lemmymorgan.com/oled-health-advantages-over-lcd/
            (you will easily find other sources that say the same)

  • JesuSaveSouls

    What a bargain and time to get into vr.

    • dota

      I thought u already did
      get it asap & ponder whether human body is also a VR headset
      what if, it is
      Life is very strange
      (I know u will say ur thing)

    • namekuseijin

      praise da Lord!

      • JesuSaveSouls

        Amen!

        • dota

          Ahem

  • Andrew Jakobs

    If it was here in the netherlands I would pick one up, nice to have one extra set for development testing purposes..

  • FubyHD

    Darn. Got the headset bout 3 weeks ago for 160. Great price for cheap vr, but the headset itself can be pretty uncomfortable.

    • dota

      All headsets have comfort issues
      unless & until we get spiderman like one.

    • kakek

      HP headset is not a high end product overall, but confort wise it’s actually pretty decent. Confort is subjective, and wich headset is bettter will vary from people to people.

  • dota

    Great build quality
    works like charm
    I recommend to buy it immediately asap

  • Well, it is worth $130 for sure!

  • Dan Lokemoen

    I have a Lenovo Explorer, I love it, and there are plenty of reasons to believe that it’s better than the original Vive and Oculus. If you don’t think this headset will play all the big boy games, you’re wrong.

  • Xron

    There is Oculus Sale going on, why not on News? oO