The HTC Vive Pro has just been released, with HTC providing full upgrade on the previous model across almost all aspects of the headset.
Naturally, many of you will be looking at the premium price of the HTC Vive Pro which HTC has set at $800 and be asking yourself what the difference is between the HTC Vive Pro Vs the HTC Vive.
We can answer some of these questions for you now, with a quick heads-up on the key differences between the two versions.
– Resolution: The biggest change by far is the huge increase of resolution on the Vive Pro compared to the Vive. You will get an upgrade to 2800 x 1600 on the Vive Pro or 1400 x 1600 per eye. On the Vive this is only 2160 x 1200 or 1080 x 1200 per eye
– Built-in headphones: The other big addition is integrated audio. Where on the Vive you had to hook up your own headphones via the 3.5mm jack, the Vive Pro has this built-in and offers hi-res audio quality too with built-in amplifier on top.
– Built-in Microphone: Another very useful upgrade for gamers as along with the integrated headset, you will also get a microphone included as well with active noise cancellation allowing for a superior gaming experience compared to the Vive.
– Design: With the Vive Pro, you’ll get a bold blue color theme with front facing cameras, compared to the old Vive which shipped in black.
You can take a glance at the HTC Vive Pro Vs Vive spec sheet below to see exact differences between the two.
As expected, the HTC Vive Pro price does not come cheap, with HTC asking buyers to pay $799 or £799 for the new model. This is only the base price too, as if you want the extra accessories on top you’ll have to pay a further £119.99/$134.00 each for base stations and £119.99/$129.99 for controllers. The standard HTC Vive has now been reduced to $499 or £499 if anyone is still interested in picking up the older model.
To buy the HTC Vive Pro – head to the HTC online shop here.
There we have it, are you interested in getting the new HTC Vive Pro for the ultimate VR experience, or is it simply too expensive for you at the moment?