Windows VR Headsets Down to Just $215 On Amazon

by Jamie Feltham • January 23rd, 2018

Microsoft’s new line of Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets may not be quite as good as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive (unless we’re talking about the Samsung Odyssey), but they still offer a great VR experience and their low prices are hard to argue with. If you head over to Amazon right now, you’ll find them at their cheapest prices yet.

The online retailing giant has discounted the four entry-level headsets from Acer, Lenovo, Dell and HP by over 50% in some cases. Each of these comes bundled with a pair of hand controllers and all feature inside-out tracking, meaning there’s no need for extra sensors. It’s the Dell headset that comes out on top; at launch back in October 2017 this was one of the more expensive headsets in the range starting at $450, and now it’s just under $220 (apologies if you already picked one up).

Acer VR Headset With Controllers – $218.99

Lenovo VR Headset With Controllers – $245.99

Dell VR Headset With Controllers – $219.96

HP VR Headset With Controllers – $214.96

While these prices are pretty low for VR, don’t forget you’ll still need a fairly decent PC to power your experiences, even more so if you plan on using the experimental SteamVR support (which is pretty essential if you’re looking to buy the headset for gaming).

One has to wonder if these drastically slashed prices might be indicative of the kind of sales these headsets have garnered since launch. None of their creators have shared any official figures, though this month’s Steam hardware survey suggested that just 4% of the total VR headset share on Steam belonged to these devices right now.

What's your reaction?
  • gothicvillas

    Waste of money imo. Get Vive or Rift if you want experience vr. Unless its a 2nd hmd for easy travels.

    • TimothyStone

      The Samsung HMD blows them all away. It’s not even up for debate.

      • Justos

        its also higher priced than these headsets. you get what you pay for

    • dk

      well full good system for 200 …. half the price of the rift with 2 cameras …..and a third of the price of the vive…’s pretty neat

      • Michael Davidson

        I own a Rift, Vive, and 3 Windows MR HMDs (2x Acer, 1x Dell). They are worth $200 – $250 without a doubt. They are not as good as the Rift or Vive, but close enough to enjoy.

    • koenshaku

      All of them offer the same experience of VR give or take. If you’re on a budget you can’t go wrong with WMR all the same.


    Asuming the Lenovo Explorer is the best of this bunch how big of a difference would it be in comparison to the Samsung Odyssy?

    • dk

      the cheap ones main difference is basically the weight…..and the hp has a detachable cable …..other than that there is basically no difference
      … far as the odyssey there r plenty of reviews and the advantages r clear

    • koenshaku

      I have the Lenovo, but I wouldn’t say it was the much of a difference in fact if I were choosing now I probably would get the Dell because they will likely have better support. Then detachable cable on the HP makes it easier to support wireless adapters. The Samsung Odyssey my brother owns and that uses the same display the Vive Pro will use, it comes with plastic foam that you can wipe off built-in mic and headphones. It is the premier WMR device designed for the best VR experience and the difference is clear soon as you pop it on, but of course these are half the price and maybe 75% as good.

  • Jean-Sebastien Perron

    But there are no games.

    • koenshaku

      You can play pretty much all SteamVR games on it.

  • Jean-Sebastien Perron

    If you dont have any VR, jut buy any, they all works perfectly. When we are comparing VR, we are in fact debating the 10% difference that distinguish them. VR is a million times better than no VR.