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Oculus Rift S PC-powered VR headset gets $100 price cut

Oculus Rift S gets a price cut for the holidays
Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The Oculus Rift S is the best affordable VR headset money can buy. This holiday season, this PC-Powered VR gaming kit is on sale for an all-time low price.

For a limited time, you can get the Oculus Rift S VR Headset for $299 at Best Buy. Normally, this VR kit retails for $399, so that's $100 in savings. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for this VR gaming headset and one of the best gaming deals of the season. Walmart offers the same deal. You can also buy it directly from Oculus for the same price.  

As an alternative, the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset is on sale for $799 ($100 off) at Newegg if you can afford to splurge.

Oculus Rift S deal

Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset: was $399 now $299 @ Best Buy
Currently $100 off, the Oculus Rift S is at an all-time low price. We tested this PC-powered VR gaming headset and gave it a 4 out 5-star rating for its smart, comfy design and a sharp, gorgeous display. Walmart offers the same deal. This deal ends on December 24.View Deal

In our Oculus Rift S review, we were impressed by its smart, comfortable design, and sharp, gorgeous display. We also liked its wide selection of games and apps and gave it an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Setting up the Oculus Rift S is simple which makes it great for beginners. You simply install the Oculus app and connect your Mini DisplayPort and USB Type-A cables to your laptop. Once you're done with set up, Oculus will boot up one of its tutorials: Oculus First Steps. 

The Oculus Rift S has an awesome selection of games and apps including AAA titles like Ubisoft's Space Junkies and Valve's Half-Life: Alyx. Standout virtual reality games like Vader Immortal let you experience epic lightsaber battles, while Marvel Powers United VR lets you become your favorite superheroes.

At 1.2 pounds and measuring 10.8 x 3.7 x 5.2 inches, the Rift S is relatively light and slim. It's slightly lighter than the HTC Vive Cosmos (1.5 pounds, 7.5 x 4.6 x 5.6 inches).

If you're looking for a PC-powered VR headset on a budget, the Oculus Rift S is a great complement to any of today's best VR-ready laptops.

This Oculus deal ends December 24.

The minimum system requirements for the Oculus S Rift are:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or higher
  • CPU: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or higher
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Video Output: DisplayPort 1.2 / Mini DisplayPort
  • Ports: USB 3.0
  • OS: Windows  10

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.