Pre-orders for Oculus Ready PCs go live next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 21:33 GMT

Want an Oculus Ready PC instead of upgrading the tech you already own? You can pre-order one starting next week.

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The Oculus Ready PC Program was announced in September 2015 as partnership between the VR headset maker and big name PC companies Alienware, Asus and Dell.

The products, according to the companies, guarantee “a simple, plug-in-and-go VR experience” built using nVidia and Intel hardware.

The Oculus Ready PCs from the aforementioned manufacturers will be up for pre-order on February 16 through retailers Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store.

Prices start at $1,499 for a limited time only.

All bundles include the PC and the Rift headset, sensor, remote, an Xbox One controller, EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack, and Lucky’s Tale.

Oculus Ready and Rift bundles will ship in “limited quantities to select countries and regions” from retail partners starting in April.

If you have already pre-ordered Rift, Oculus Ready PCs will be available at a discount in select countries and regions. Check your order status and opt into partner offers for your discount – if you haven’t already.

The offer codes will appear on your order status page from February 16. A quick look at each PC is available below. Hit up the Oculus blog for links to each offering.

First shipments of the $600 Oculus Rift release in March. The first pre-order allotment sold out in minutes and as of press time, later shipments will start arriving in July.

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