Free Mixed Reality Headsets up to $400
Forget the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, because Microsoft is pushing their Windows Mixed Reality platform hard this Black Friday season. At participating retailer, you can pick up a VR-ready computer with a Mixed Reality headset for FREE (up to a $400 value). That’s a pretty aggressive promotion all things considered.
You’ll need to act fast because while we were writing up this deal, the HP Mixed Reality headset being offered at Best Buy is already out of stock (the Acer and Dell models are still available as of writing).
Conversely, if you prefer a laptop, Microsoft Store looks to have more in stock and their deals are really great as well. While some of the GTX 1050 machines probably won’t be able to handle VR properly – if you offload the headset and controllers on eBay or Craigslist, you’re effectively getting a gaming capable laptop/computer for a damn cheap price.
Microsoft Store PC + Mixed Reality Deals
(Full list of qualifying computers)
- HP Pavilion Power 580-131 Ryzen 5 1400, Radeon RX 580, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + HP Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $748 (list price $1,148)
- Acer Aspire Nitro 5 Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 1080p IPS, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + Acer Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $798 (list price $1,198)
- Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, Dell Visor Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $1,148 (list price $1,548)
- Lenovo Legion Y720 80VR0064US Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060, 1080p IPS, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality Bundle — $1,198 (list price $1,598)
- Alienware Aurora R6 Core i5-7400, Radeon RX 480, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + Choice of Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $1,298 (list price $1,398)
- HP Omen 17 Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, HP Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $1,848 (list price $1,948)
- Alienware 15 R3 Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD + Choice of Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $1,948 (list price $2,048)
- Samsung Odyssey 15 Core i7-7700H, GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, Samsung Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $1,948 (list price $2,098)
Update: Added some of the higher-end and priced models being offered at Microsoft Store.
Best Buy PC + Mixed Reality Deals
(Full list of qualifying computers)
- CyberPowerPC Gamer Ultra Desktop AMD Ryzen 5 1400, Radeon RX 580, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + Mixed Reality Headset Bundle — $629.99 (list price $750)
- HP Omen 870-224 Core i5-7400, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1060 + Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers — $669.99 (list price $1,269)
- Dell Inspiron 15 7567, Core i5-7300HQ, 1080p, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hybrid Drive, GeForce GTX 1050 + Mixed Reality Headset Bundle — $649.99 (list price $800)
Add the PCs listed above to cart, then add a Mixed Reality headset of your choice to cart and you’ll see $0.00 at checkout for the headset if it’s priced under $400, otherwise it’ll be an additional $50 purchase for the Dell Visor.
Update: Looks like the Acer headset is now OOS and HP is in-store only at Best Buy. We’d suggest checking through the weekend to see if they release more stock. You can also pick up the Dell Mixed Reality headset for an additional $50, which is still a very good deal and saves you $400.
HTC Vive Black Friday Deals
- HTC Vive Virtual Reality System + Deluxe Audio Strap + $50 Steam Gift Card + Fallout 4 VR — $599.99 (list price $750)
- HTC Vive Virtual Reality System + Deluxe Audio Strap + $50 GameStop Gift Card + Fallout 4 VR — $599.99 (list price $750)
Prefer a Rift or Oculus vs. the Mixed Reality headsets this Black Friday? As of writing, the best Vive offer is probably straight from Vive.com as they’re throwing in a $50 Steam gift card. This HTC Vive VR offer is good through Cyber Monday and should hold it’s stock. Similarly, you can pick up a unit at GameStop with a $50 GameStop gift card instead.
PlayStation VR Black Friday Deals
- PlayStation VR Core Headset — $199.99 (list $300)
- PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle — $334.99 (list $450)
- PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle — $299.99 (list $400)
Prefer the PlayStation VR because you have a PlayStation 4? The good news is that the $100 discount on PS VR bundles are still in effect and in fact, you can pick up the Skyrim bundle for a slightly cheaper $335 at Dell vs. all other participating retailers. Our top pick though would be the Gran Turismo Sport bundle and then pick up two move controllers in the near future for cheap.
Spot any other noteworthy VR deals for this Black Friday? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list above.
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