Alienware improves the gaming and VR experience with its OLED display. The company’s officials said this week that the firm would pack its Alienware X51 game playing platform with the Oculus Rift at an inexpensive price for clients.
Oculus Rift’s creators agreed on this move and they stated that users who pre-ordered this package would get the X51 platform, costing $1,250, plus the VR gadget for a total of $1,650. That means a $250 discount for the Rift alone.
The lower price from Alienware may help ease the sadness of players who were stunned by these days’ statement made at CES that the long awaited Oculus Rift will have a retail price of $600.
The specifications of Alienware’s device have not been presented yet, but the company’s representatives said that the package will be full turn-key service, so people can take their X51 and start enjoying the VR experience with no problem.
During the press conference following Alienware’s statement of the products, the specialists also insisted on the recommended specifications of the GeForce 970 for a true VR environment. They said that, even a higher efficiency of the GPU never hurts, it is not a vital requirement for the current systems.
Furthermore, app designers may use higher-performance graphic cards, like the GeForce 980 or a comparable system, however, Alienware’s specialists suggest playing all VR activities with the GTX 970 card.
Oculus Rift’s developers agreed with this point of view, adding that picture quality on their device cannot be assessed using the same requirements as those for a normal display. The types of configurations used on a regular screen, such as design or filters, cannot actually be applied.
The representatives finished their statement with the information that Alienware will provide the first OLED game playing notebook once its Alienware 13 arrives in Apr. There are a couple of reasons to incorporate an OLED board for games: first, it has darker black shades provided by enhanced LED pixels, which do not need another backlight.
The second advantage is represented by the reaction time, which, according to the producers, is under a nanosecond. The upcoming 13” Alienware will have a better CPU processor, but a similar 960m graphic as the one seen in the present versions.
Participants at this week’s press conference saw a preliminary model of the notebook with a 1440p resolution of the OLED display. While another OLED PC screen that Dell lately presented has a whopping price tag of $5,000, Alienware’s 13” display will have a more affordable cost of “only” $1,500.
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