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The latest HP Reverb G2 VR headset is back down to Black Friday pricing at $449

HP Reverb G2
HP Reverb G2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

The HP Reverb G2 VR headset is one of our favorite Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and it was even refreshed in 2021 with some modern upgrades that didn't result in a price hike, which means only good things for you. Today you can get the VR headset for just $449 through HP (opens in new tab). While we did see a deal that brought it as low as $400 at one point, today's price is the second best we've ever seen. Normally you'd have to pay for around $560 or more at places like B&H and Amazon. Only HP has the great deals on this headset, and this price never lasts very long. Get it while you can.

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One of the best prices we've ever seen on his headset. You can play games in ways you've never seen before, with some amazing LCD panels, full spatial audio, and more.

Cale Hunt gave the Reverb G2 4 stars out of 5 and a Recommended badge in his review. He said, "HP's refresh of the Reverb G2 improves on what is already a great VR headset. Owners of the G2-V1 likely won't find reason to upgrade, but for everyone else who's been holding out, the time to invest might be now."

HP actually worked with Valve, one of the leaders in virtual reality these days, to improve on this headset compared to previous generations. Beyond just improving the hardware in general, the collaboration has led to some other benefits. For example, you will have access to SteamVR in addition to Windows content. That gives you a wide range of games and other programs to choose from thanks to a much larger content library than normal.

The hardware itself includes a display with a combined pixel resolution of 4320 x 2160. The RGB stripe included with the LCD displays helps deal with the "screen door" effect. You also have an upgraded audio system that really helps to immerse you in the new worlds you'll be exploring.

John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.

  • Would love to see a side-by-side comparison with the Oculus Quest 2. It's hard to beat their price, but if they can make a compelling enough argument for the HP, then I'd consider it. But right now, price is the biggest factor for people that are just starting to experiment with VR.
  • It's different hardware. It's really good, better than Quest 2. But you're wired and you need a beefy PC. A lot of Quest 2 buyers end up using PCVR a lot anyway. Quest 2 is cool but it's a limited experience people seem to outgrow really fast. The G2 is the best headset in price/quality right now to me.
  • Best headset to buy right now in price and quality. The only drawback to me is the resolution is so high you need a killer rig, beyond what you can buy today in terms of gpus.