Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is here, and if you haven't yet snagged a headset, you might be wondering where to look. Whether from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, or Samsung, we've rounded up the best places you can buy a WMR system right now.
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The online Microsoft Store has all five of the WMR headsets available for purchase. All bundles come complete with headset and motion controllers. The Acer, Lenovo, and HP bundles are priced at about $400 (opens in new tab), while the Dell and Samsung bundles are priced at about $450 and $500 (opens in new tab) respectively.
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No worries if you'd rather shop in person! Not every physical Microsoft Store will have all headsets available, but you can call the store closest to you to find out exact details.
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Amazon is offering bundles from all WMR makers, with some competitive pricing to boot from third-party sellers. Grab the Acer bundle for about $283 (opens in new tab), the Dell bundle for about $280 (opens in new tab), the HP bundle for about $265 (opens in new tab), the Lenovo bundle for about $289 (opens in new tab), and the Samsung bundle for about $600 (opens in new tab).
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Dell's online store has a few different options when it comes to WMR. You can pick up a headset and controller bundle for about $380 (opens in new tab), or you can buy the two separately.
For two controllers without a headset, expect to pay about $100 (opens in new tab). If you'd rather just pick up a headset — we recommend grabbing the bundle, as you won't get a complete experience without — you're looking at paying about $350 (opens in new tab).
Finally, if you're in need of a PC to go along with WMR, you can pick up Dell's new Inspiron gaming desktop — with an eighth-gen Intel Core i5-8400 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GTX 1060 (3GB) GPU — coupled with the headset and controllers for about $1,200 (opens in new tab).
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Newegg isn't offering all headsets, but they do have standard pricing options. The Acer bundle, including headset and motion controllers, costs about $400 (opens in new tab), while the HP bundle is priced at about $388 (opens in new tab).
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If you're also looking to grab a new desktop PC to power WMR, there is an HP bundle that includes the headset, motion controllers, and a Pavilion desktop with an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor (CPU), 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD), and an AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card (GPU). This bundle costs about $1,200 (opens in new tab).
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Best Buy's online store is stocked with WMR bundles from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung, with a few options if you want to buy just the headset. Prices are competitive; you're looking at about $400 (opens in new tab) for the Acer bundle, about $410 (opens in new tab) for the Lenovo bundle, about $450 (opens in new tab) for Dell and HP bundles, and about $500 (opens in new tab) for the Samsung bundle.
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If you're in the UK, GAME has the Acer bundle, including headset and two motion controllers, up for offer. Priced at about £400 (opens in new tab), you can choose to pick up in store or wait for free delivery.
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Hungry for more Windows Mixed Reality? Check out our ultimate guide!
Updated February 6, 2018: This article has been refreshed to offer the best places where you can buy a WMR system.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
If only I had the disposable income to afford any of them.... If you do, I hope you enjoy.
Well my pre-order for the Dell Visor has an arrival date of 10/18. I hope the wife doesn't mind me taking over another room. I mean it's not like that exercise room is actually getting any use.
So, another Dell choice, huh? Why the Dell? Just trying to gauge why you made the same choice as me. The spec was not consistent across all sites, but all said the Dell has 110 deg fov. Often note was made that it was the most comfortable. Best cable routing. Doesn't have a proximity sensor like most, but I doubt detecting if it's on or off your face would be the most key feature and ought to be detected pretty well with the other sensors anyway. Saw good comments about build quality too, so hoping it is going to be stable. Hoping software IPD adjustment works well. What was your thinking?
The fov and cable management are what brought me to the decision. Another plus is the supposed comfort it has compared to the other headsets. I've always had comfort issues whenever I have used these things and am hoping Dell figured this one out. Then there is the whole design point. I think Dell has made an attractive offering. It looks well thought out and I like it flips out of the way like the PlayStation VR.
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