HP Mixed Reality Headset PreOrder - Possible MissPrice? £379.99
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HP Mixed Reality Headset PreOrder - Possible MissPrice? £379.99

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Found 4th Oct
Looking on moremixedreality.com/unc…ts/ I noticed a disparity between the USA and UK Prices.
In the USA the HP Headset is one of the more expensive of the Mixed Reality Headsets announced yesterday* but in the UK it is the cheapest (at least for now)I have pre-ordered at this price which I hope they will honour.

* The HP is second most expensive of the five USA based headsets

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Original Poster

NB In the UK this is the Cheapest Headset available for pre-ordering - In the USA it is the second most expensive?

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Edited by: "rd3d2" 4th Oct

Same price on Amazon so I think it's right. My advice, buy from Amazon as Microsoft have terrible customer service with hardware sales.
Edited by: "daBluone" 4th Oct

£379 a miss price ahaha

Original Poster

Good spot! For some reason it looks like this is the only one of the five headsets available on Amazon UK but maybe they haven't caught up yet?
Either way this one looks to be the best value (though I must admit I fancy the Samsung one myself)
Edited by: "rd3d2" 4th Oct

Asus one looks good too...

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daBluone41 m ago

Same price on Amazon so I think it's right. My advice, buy from Amazon as …Same price on Amazon so I think it's right. My advice, buy from Amazon as Microsoft have terrible customer service with hardware sales.



Golly, that hasn't been my experience at all - customer service on my purchases (including returns) has been awesome.
Did you have a bad experience with them?

Misprice? Do you have any clue when it comes to VR? 37.99 would be a misprice. That's a normal price.

lucyferror1 h, 8 m ago

Misprice? Do you have any clue when it comes to VR? 37.99 would be a …Misprice? Do you have any clue when it comes to VR? 37.99 would be a misprice. That's a normal price.


It does appear to be mispriced, in the US the Dell and the HP are the same price, here it is £50 cheaper, in the US the Samsung is $50 more than the HP, here it is £100. The HP is £50 lower than it should be.

rd3d22 h, 41 m ago

Golly, that hasn't been my experience at all - customer service on my …Golly, that hasn't been my experience at all - customer service on my purchases (including returns) has been awesome.Did you have a bad experience with them?


More than once. Most recently I returned a surface pro, not only did they fail to give me a full refund it's impossible to speak to anyone once it's escalated to the resolution team. Multiple promises of a phone call never happened. The worst experience I've ever received. Had to get me credit card company to resolve.

mtc111 m ago

It does appear to be mispriced, in the US the Dell and the HP are the same …It does appear to be mispriced, in the US the Dell and the HP are the same price, here it is £50 cheaper, in the US the Samsung is $50 more than the HP, here it is £100. The HP is £50 lower than it should be.


RRP is £399.99.

daBluone15 m ago

RRP is £399.99.


If you work out the US-UK price it is actually around £30 cheaper in the UK than the US, that is very strange for a US company. You wouldn't see Apple the selling the iphone cheaper over here.

RRP is £379.99 store.hp.com/UKS…DTP
Edited by: "mtc1" 4th Oct

mtc11 h, 10 m ago

It does appear to be mispriced, in the US the Dell and the HP are the same …It does appear to be mispriced, in the US the Dell and the HP are the same price, here it is £50 cheaper, in the US the Samsung is $50 more than the HP, here it is £100. The HP is £50 lower than it should be.



Usually misprice means something like 75% off not slightly cheaper than normal. Different countries can have different price for same item

kanenas58 m ago

FYI Its $329 in the …FYI Its $329 in the usahttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/hp-windows-mixed-reality-headset-developer-edition/91thzqtvgspf


That's the developer edition and without the controllers, the final product is $449 in the US

mtc12 h, 28 m ago

RRP is £379.99 …RRP is £379.99 http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=2MJ36EA&opt=ABB&sel=DTP


So at least we can now agree it's not mispriced?
Edited by: "daBluone" 4th Oct

People are going to be seriously disappointed with the tracking. It's going to take a few more years before this positional/tracking system is good enough to be unnoticeable. As a former Vive owner, I think the resolutions of the screens are also terrible (due to costs, available technology (GPU)).

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lucyferror2 h, 2 m ago

Usually misprice means something like 75% off not slightly cheaper than …Usually misprice means something like 75% off not slightly cheaper than normal. Different countries can have different price for same item


Not on a pre-order it doesn't, it's unusual to get a Microsoft product reduced (or miss-priced?) before it is actually released for sale.

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BingSangBosh25 m ago

People are going to be seriously disappointed with the tracking. It's …People are going to be seriously disappointed with the tracking. It's going to take a few more years before this positional/tracking system is good enough to be unnoticeable. As a former Vive owner, I think the resolutions of the screens are also terrible (due to costs, available technology (GPU)).



I have a developer headset already and the resolution is absolutely superb - and I have been using a "budget" gaming system from a couple of years ago!!!

First time I have been comfortable reading text in a VR environment. Sure we can go higher but now that I think of it - I don't think any screen door registered with me at any time (I will go looking next time I suit up!)
Edited by: "rd3d2" 4th Oct

rd3d21 h, 52 m ago

I have a developer headset already and the resolution is absolutely superb …I have a developer headset already and the resolution is absolutely superb - and I have been using a "budget" gaming system from a couple of years ago!!!First time I have been comfortable reading text in a VR environment. Sure we can go higher but now that I think of it - I don't think any screen door registered with me at any time (I will go looking next time I suit up!)

I look forward to your input. Supposedly, to match true human vision (average) a resolution of 16K per eye is needed. Combined that is 32K, a massive jump from where we are today. Which will require several generations of GPU advancement, plus various code based tools, to get us there.

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BingSangBosh42 m ago

I look forward to your input. Supposedly, to match true human vision …I look forward to your input. Supposedly, to match true human vision (average) a resolution of 16K per eye is needed. Combined that is 32K, a massive jump from where we are today. Which will require several generations of GPU advancement, plus various code based tools, to get us there.



It will be available for eval in the shops pretty soon - try it!

BTW I have been blogging my experiences on moremixedreality.com and websurfaces.co.uk
Edited by: "rd3d2" 4th Oct

rd3d24th Oct

Golly, that hasn't been my experience at all - customer service on my …Golly, that hasn't been my experience at all - customer service on my purchases (including returns) has been awesome.Did you have a bad experience with them?

Golly? Language! Please!

OOS

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SleepyChris5th Oct

Golly? Language! Please!



Gosh (Better?)

Nailed it. You're so Street.
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