Walmart just published their Black Friday deals, and while the actual selection of VR devices isn’t Earth-shattering, you might just be able to stitch together your new VR system with the help of one or two of the company’s big discounts.
The sale is equally valid in stores and online, but if you can bypass the inevitable crowds that descend upon the big box superstore every year, why not? Store doors open at 6PM on November 23rd, and online sales start the day of Thanksgiving, which could mean 12:00 am on the 22nd. Now for the deals.
‘VR Ready’ HP Pavilion Power Desktop – $500
Walmart seems to be the only retailer carrying this particular flavor the HP Pavilion Power Desktop. Fitted with a competent 7th generation core i5-7400 and a GTX 1060 3GB (great for most VR games), the desktop represents one of the cheapest ‘VR Ready’ desktops on the web. Combine that with an Oculus Rift from Best Buy, and you have yourself an entire PC VR system for just under $850, not to mention a computer capable of handling nearly any traditional PC game. You can of course always build your own, but you’d be hard pressed to reach that low of a price point without your own prior components.