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.
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, while the Dell and Samsung bundles are priced at about $450 and $500 respectively.
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.
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, the Dell bundle for about $280, the HP bundle for about $265, the Lenovo bundle for about $289, and the Samsung bundle for about $600.
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, or you can buy the two separately.
For two controllers without a headset, expect to pay about $100. 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.
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.
Newegg isn't offering all headsets, but they do have standard pricing options. The Acer bundle, including headset and motion controllers, costs about $400, while the HP bundle is priced at about $388.
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.
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 for the Acer bundle, about $410 for the Lenovo bundle, about $450 for Dell and HP bundles, and about $500 for the Samsung bundle.
If you're in the UK, GAME has the Acer bundle, including headset and two motion controllers, up for offer. Priced at about £400, you can choose to pick up in store or wait for free delivery.
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.
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