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Now you can finance an HTC Vive VR system

High-end virtual reality systems like the Vive and Oculus Rift are expensive. The Vive costs $799 (not counting the cost of a gaming-quality PC), while the Rift runs $599 plus a gaming PC and $199 for Touch Controllers. But HTC wants to upend this pricing structure, and today announced a financing program for the Vive. … Continue reading “Now you can finance an HTC Vive VR system”

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High-end virtual reality systems like the Vive and Oculus Rift are expensive. The Vive costs $799 (not counting the cost of a gaming-quality PC), while the Rift runs $599 plus a gaming PC and $199 for Touch Controllers.

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But HTC wants to upend this pricing structure, and today announced a financing program for the Vive. In North America, you can now get one at no interest for either $138 a month over six months, or $66.58 a month for a year. Alternatively, at 7.99% interest, you can pay $40.13 a month for two years. Whether that inspires more people to jump into high-end VR is unknown, since no one has tried this model before

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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