VR is the future of technology, and nobody has any doubt about it. The development rate of VR technology simply soared in 2016, and we’re sure that this trend will continue to grow in the coming years.
As a quick reminder, in 2016, Microsoft introduced its HoloLens VR headset, and the Xbox One Scorpio capable of running R games. Also, many PC manufacturers launched impressive VR machines, such as the GT73 and GT83 Titan SLI, or the Alienware 15 and 17.
As VR technology is becoming more and more affordable, many potential buyers are already looking for VR ready laptops. To make your task easier, in this article, we’re going to list the best VR ready laptops available, so that you can learn more about the current VR laptop offer.
Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.
The best VR ready laptop deals
ASUS ROG Strix GL502 Gaming Laptop
ASUS ROG Strix GL502 is a powerful VR ready gaming laptop that will definitely impress you. Unlike traditional gaming laptops, GL502 is very lightweight, striking the perfect balance between gaming performance and portability.
As expected, it has a sleek design and gamer-centric features. It’s equipped with the latest hardware that can power it through heavy gaming or multitasking. The display can be seen clearly up to 160 degree, and there’s very little color shift even when you’re viewing it from extreme positions.
NVIDIA G-SYNC perfectly synchronizes the display refresh rates to the GPU, eliminating screen tearing, stutter and input lag. The Hyper Cool Duo-Copper cooling system uses heat pipes and a dual fan system to cool down the CPU and GPU independently.
ASUS ROG GL502 Gaming Laptop specs:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (6MB Cache, 2.6GHz-3.5GHz) 45W
- RAM: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz | Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive + 1TB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
- Optical Drive: None | Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 | Display: 15.6-inch Full HD Display (1920 x 1080).
MSI VR Ready GT73VR Titan SLI-058 17.3″ Extreme Gaming Laptop
This VR ready laptop relies on the SteelSeries Engine 3 technology to customize your lighting with multiple backlit colors, program personalized macros, and sync it all through the Cloud. The Cooler Boost Titan technology makes sure no task is too strenuous for this device. Dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU, with a total of 10 heat pipes, boost the laptop‘s performance under extreme gaming.
GT73VR Titan SLI-058 also comes equipped with the latest Thunderbolt 3, that supports up to 400Gbps data transfer rates and dual 4K displays with daisy chain capabilities. What more can you ask for?
With this laptop, any screen tearing and jitters are a thing of the past. The all new 120Hz IPS level panel with 5ms response time and the ultra fast refresh rate lets you react instantly to the game action.
MSI VR Ready GT73VR Titan SLI-058 specs:
- Display: 17.3″ FHD Anti-Glare Wide View Angle 120Hz 5ms 94% NTSC 1920×1080 | Operating System: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6820HK Quad Core Processor (2.7-3.6GHz)
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA’s Latest Dual GeForce GTX1070 [SLI] 16GB GDDR5 (8GB x2)
- RAM: 64GB (16GB x4) DDR4 2400MHz | Hard Drive: Super RAID 4 512GB SSD (PCIE Gen3x4) [256GB x2] and 1TB (SATA) 7200rpm
- Special features: VR READY | 120Hz 5ms Monitor | Steel Series Full Color Backlight Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghost Key + Silver Lining | Thunderbolt3 | Dual Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Killer N1535 Combo | Metal Build
Don’t expect this monster to have a friendly price tag!
If we got you curious, check out its cousin, the MSI VR Ready GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4″ Extreme Gaming Laptop.
MSI GT72 Dominator G-831 17.3″ VR ready gaming laptop
MSI GT72 Dominator G-831 uses the latest CPU architecture and DDR4 memory support to quench your thirst for extreme gaming. Insanely powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Series delivers extreme gaming performance in an ultra-portable design. Don’t forget to enable antialiasing for a smooth and realistic gaming experience.
The Thunderbolt 3 technology allows you to transfer massive files with up to 40Gbps transfer speed. The Cooler Boost 3 cooling technology with the efficiently designed dual fan cooling system guarantees your CPU and GPU can withstand hours of intense gaming.
MSI’s exclusive True Color Technology brings vibrant colors, stunning game details, and sharp images. What about sound quality? MSI GT72 Dominator G-831 lets you fill the room and feel the bass with Dyanudio high fidelity speakers. Since controls are essential in gaming, this VR ready laptop gives you an unfair advantage, day or night, with the agile gaming keyboard by SteelSeries.
MSI GT72 Dominator G-831 specs:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
- RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz | Hard Drive: 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
- Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD | Operating System: Windows 10
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M 3G GDDR5 | Display: 17.3″” FHD Anti-Glare IPS Wide View Angle 1920×1080
- Special Features: G-Sync | Steel Series Full-color Backlight with Anti-Ghost key + Silver Lining | LAN: Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Wireless: Killer N1535 Combo | True Color Technology | Thunderbolt Port
MSI GT72 Dominator G-831 can be yours for under $1400 at the moment
New HP OMEN 17 17.3” VR Ready Gaming and Business Laptop
As you may have noticed, the vast majority of VR ready laptops are actually gaming laptops. The HP OMEN 17 laptop is one of the few VR laptops that can also be used by business professionals.
Its Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ CPU powers it to run even the most demanding tasks, while the big 17.3-inch UHD IPS UWVA anti-glare WLED-backlit display renders high-quality images.
The Bang & Olufsen Quad speakers deliver powerful sounds, while the HP Wide Vision HD Camera with dual array digital microphone is perfect for online business conversations.
HP OMEN 17 weights only 7.39 lb/ 3.3 kilos, which makes it pretty easy to carry around. In terms of connectivity, it offers: 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (data transfer only), 1 mini DisplayPort, 1 HDMI, RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo.
New HP OMEN 17 specs:
- Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ (2.6 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 dedicated)
- 17.3″ diagonal UHD 4K IPS UWVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (3840 x 2160), No DVD or CD Drive
- 2TB HDD + 512GB SSD, Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN, Intel 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
- 16GB RAM, 6-cell 95.8 WHr Lithium-ion Battery.
You can buy the New HP OMEN 17 VR ready laptop under $2,000 at the moment.
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