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HTC Launches Vive VR Gaming Hardware Bundles.

Hardware costs tend to be the biggest hurdle for users who want to get into higher-end virtual reality, and HTC wants to simplify the buying process for potential buyers.

In an (https://blog.vive.com/us/2017/04/18/vive-financing-program-expands-to-pcs-and-graphics-cards-for-first-time) announcement Tuesday, HTC unveiled three bundles through its Vive financing program. The bundles offer varying levels of hardware for VR, depending on your budget and VR needs.

Read: (http://ibtimes.com/vr-headsets-price-htc-vive-financing-plans-now-available-2499129) HTC Vive Financing Plans Now Available

In the first bundle, users will get an HTC Vive system and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition graphics card for (https://www.vive.com/us/vive-nvidia-gtx-1070-bundle/?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Link%20Ad&utm_campaign=NVIDIA%20VIVE%20BUNDLE&utm_term=NIVIDIA&utm_content=Bundle) $999 . HTC said the bundle saves gamers $200 off the suggested retail price for each individual product and will only be available until April 24. The bundle also can be financed for $49 per month for 24 months, jacking the price back up.

The second bundle includes an HTC Vive system and a VR-ready gaming laptop from MSI. Internally, the MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro laptop sports specifications that'll adequately power most VR titles. The laptop is anchored around a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display and features Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. Through HTC, the default bundle retails for (https://www.vive.com/us/MSI-GS73VR-Stealth-Pro-VIVE-Bundle/?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Link%20Ad&utm_campaign=MSI%20VIVE%20BUNDLE&utm_term=MSI&utm_content=Bundle) $2,498 and can be financed for $125 per month.

The third bundle is tailored for home gamers and features the HTC Vive, along with a CyberPower GXi970 gaming desktop. The desktop features an Intel Core i5-7600 processor, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card and a 2TB hard drive. The desktop bundle retails for (https://www.vive.com/us/cyberpowerpc-gamer-xtreme-gxi970-vive-bundle/?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Link%20Ad&utm_campaign=CYBERPOWER%20VIVE%20BUNDLE&utm_term=CYBERPOWER&utm_content=Bundle) $2,058 and can be financed at $99 per month.

Read: (http://ibtimes.com/htc-confirms-plan-release-vive-vr-headset-successor-soon-2492809) HTC Confirms Plan To Release A Vive VR Headset Successor Soon

For HTC, the announcement bolsters the company's existing (https://blog.vive.com/us/2017/02/27/get-a-vive-for-as-low-as-40-per-month-with-new-financing-options/) Vive financing program , which offers payment plans for its Vive headsets. While the payment plans aren't necessarily the most value-conscious, they're still an option for buyers without technical backgrounds who want to get into more interactive VR.

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