This month, HTC cut the price of its Vive Pro VR headset by $200, a slightly more expensive vive, but more affordable than the Vive Cosmos, which went on sale last October. The Vive Pro is understood to have been released about two years after the launch of the first Vive VR headset. Although not a complete generational update, it’s a screen with a 2880 x 1600 to 90Hz refresh rate, and design improvements improve comfort.
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As a device for professional VR developers and consumers, the Vive Pro headset is available for $799.
HTC released Vive Cosmos last October as people needed to be more powerful, support more options, and pursue a better virtual reality experience.
At the same time, the Vive Pro’s appeal naturally declines. Because the new model offers similar image quality, integrated 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) location tracking system, and many other innovative features, the price is reduced by $100.
To defuse this pricing and configuration embarrassment, HTC eventually decided to cut the price on the old product. The Vive Pro is still attractive to those who already have a Vive controller and steamVR Base Station 1.0/ 2.0 tracking device.
HTC will continue to sell the Vive Pro VR headset for $599, with a high-end kit with two Base Station 2.0 base stations and two handles for $1,199.