HTC’s Vive Cosmos has been on the market for almost a year and has been offered in various bundles during that time, including the Cosmos Elite version. Today, consumers in the UK and Germany have access to two new bundles of GIGABYTE’s headsets and AORUS 15G laptop.
If you’ve been looking for an easy way to get started with PC VR gaming, the latest deals from HTC Vive might be tempting if you have the cash to spare. Starting today, you can buy either the Vive Cosmos x AORUS 15G for £ 2,549 or the Vive Cosmos Elite x AORUS 15G for £ 2,749 and save £ 149 off MSRP. Both bundles include a 2-month Viveport Infinity subscription to help customers get started.
The difference between the two is in the tracking. The standard Vive Cosmos offers inside-out tracking, so there is no need to set up external sensors. While the Vive Cosmos Elite comes with Lighthouse 1.0 base stations that need to be wall mounted. All other functions such as the 2880 × 1770 (1440 × 1700 per eye) LCD display, the headphones and the opening front for easy entry and exit from the VR remain the same.
GIGABYTE’s AORUS 15G laptop features Intel’s 10th generation Core i7-10875H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design GDDR6 8 GB; 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD weighing around 2.2 kg. There is even pre-installed Vive software and an automatic “VR mode” to optimize CPU, GPU and fan usage. In addition, an AI-assisted VR mode that uses Microsoft Azure AI is said to “optimize the system to continue to provide high performance” when the laptop is running without a battery.
Vive Cosmos Elite x AORUS 15G
“We are pleased to be able to offer people with the VIVE Comos series and the AORUS 15G a powerful and flexible PC-VR bundle that combines the best technology in VR and in gaming laptops,” said Graham Wheeler, General Manager , HTC EMEA, in a statement. “We want to relieve the hurdles when introducing PC-VR, which is why we offer you everything you need to get started in one package – a powerful gaming laptop with optimized VR mode and breathtaking graphics and tracking in our VIVE Cosmos -Hardware.”
The deal is currently only confirmed for the UK and German markets. Should HTC Vive expand the offer, VRFocus I’ll let you know.