Oculus Rift S goes up for preorder for $399

Oculus Rift S
Oculus Rift S (Image credit: Windows Central)

Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S (Image credit: Oculus)

Today, Oculus opened up preorders for the Oculus Rift S, the latest headset from the popular manufacturer. While this new device is quite similar to the last model, it still offers a number of improvements which give it an edge. You can check out the complete specifications below.

Keep in mind that unlike the Oculus Quest, the Oculus Rift S need a somewhat powerful computer to attach to. It's not a standalone device like the Oculus Quest.

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Display resolution2,560 x 1,440
Refresh rate80 Hz
3.5 mm jack
TrackingOculus Insight
5 sensors
Degrees of freedom (DoF)6 DoF
ControllersUpdated Touch
PC requirementsSame as Rift CV1
Cable5 meters
DisplayPort 1.2
USB-A 3.0
Release dateMay 21

In our preview, we wrote, "Oculus has delivered an entirely new hardware tracking system without sacrificing any quality or performance, and that's an amazing technical accomplishment. It may give people who currently own and love their existing Oculus Rift reason to pause before upgrading if they're already super happy with what they have, but everyone else is going to be delighted by this new model. And at $399, this whole package is a steal."

Are you interested in the Oculus Rift S? Let us know. The standalone Oculus Quest is also available for preorder on Amazon, starting at $399.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.