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Can my laptop runs Rift S?

h0m3
Level 2
Hello,
I'm wanting to buy a Oculus Rift S, I'm totally new to VR but I really don't want to miss HL Alyx. I'm a huge HL fan.

I have a GTX 1060, i7 7700HQ and 24GB of RAM laptop, this laptop is a Clevo build from my country, very similar to Origin PC laptops in the US. But the main difference is that it has a (full size) display port on the back connected directly to the GeForce. Its not a hybrid intel laptop, its GeForce only. I'm planning to upgrade to a desktop but the Rift S will be pretty pricy so i'll need to wait a little.

I read that most people didn't have luck with laptop but mostly because those laptops didn't have DP, only HDMI ou USB-C. So I'm here asking if I'll have any problem running the Rift S on my laptop? Beside the obvious bare minimum hardware specifications. I also have a USB 3.0 hub bundled with my monitor (The monitor is a Alienware AW2518HF) so i can "bypass" USB if the laptop cannot supply the minimum power requirements for powering the Rift S.
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RattyUK
Level 10
I'd say probably, my laptop has a miniDP connected to the 1070 and works fine (also no Intel graphics) so if you have the opportunity to buy with a return window go for it 🙂
Laptops ar a minefield for VR, so unless someone has exactly the same laptop and can respond the best we can say is might...
PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.
Rift S
Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)

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RattyUK
Level 10
I'd say probably, my laptop has a miniDP connected to the 1070 and works fine (also no Intel graphics) so if you have the opportunity to buy with a return window go for it 🙂
Laptops ar a minefield for VR, so unless someone has exactly the same laptop and can respond the best we can say is might...
PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.
Rift S
Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)