“We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the Rift … at most you should be in that $1,500 range,” - Brendan Iribe (May 2015)There was much confusion over why one should position the cost of something as high as possible given that it's obvious to most that the rift requires a PC to function.... that it is in effect a PC peripheral.
Hardware partners Asus, Dell, and Alienware will all ship Oculus Rift-ready desktop PCs next year for under $1,000, in time for the Oculus Rift launch in Q1Asus have already given there offering some serious grunt with the http://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/ROG-G20CB/ and the https://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/G11CD/
I think back in May they were thinking an Oculus ready PC would be around $1,100. Palmer said it would be more than $349, but in that ballpark.
I am thinking $399