This is maybe not the headset with the most impressive specs on the market. But, if you want easy configuration and fit with a computer that doesn't need thousands in upgrades to get started with VR, then the Oculus Rift S is probably the best solution for you. This beginner headset offers a great response time and a good VR experience even without control towers to help you move around in the game. This is a complete package for those who want to get into virtual gaming without breaking the bank. So unless you're waiting for an astonishing Apple VR headset coming out ( that won't be any time soon), you might as well get this one to start off with.
Games and Features – Aside from the fantastic game library Oculus has on they're website, you can also choose to use it on steam or Windows VR games. And with a great refresh rate of 90Hz, you will get a great gaming experience as well. But you will of course bump into some problems on the most advanced games out there, but for most popular titles Oculus Rift works well.
On the Oculus platform, you can find fun titles like Bonuseworks, Beat Saber, Asgard's Wrath, and hundreds of popular titles.
Graphics and Processor– Unlike the Oculus Quest 2 that has its own internal memory and drivers to optimize your game on mobile apps, etc, Oculus Rift S relies fully on your computer processing power. These are the specifications your computer need (or better):
Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 480
CPU: Intel i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
USB port: 3.0
Games on the Oculus website runs fine with these specifications, but consider at least upgrading to 16GB RAM if you're a Steam fan.
Hardware and components - The Oculus Rift S are the most user-friendly VR systems out there, with no extra external trackers needed. This saves you a lot of hassle setting up your system, just plug and go. But there are some things to say about response time and precision in the game. Of course, you can't expect the same quality experience as with the Valve Index for this price. But for most beginner to intermediate gamers, this is really all the equipment you need in one package. You get 2 hand controllers with a great feel and comfort, and all the movement sensors are directly on the headset.
Extras and prices – There are really no upgrades you need for the Oculus Rift S to get started. Hand controllers, headset, and the cables in the package are really all you need to get started with VR on your computer. You might want to invest in an Oculus Rift S Optical Cable that's 5 meters long on the website if you want to move around more freely with the headset. You also get an extensive list of free entertainment on the website from TV channels to short games and other VR adventures to get you started.
Conclusion – For the price of $399, it's obvious you are not going to get the most advanced headset out on the market. But, there is something to say about the headset's ease of use and entertainment value for these who are inexperienced in the VR world. It is a great introduction to VR games and doesn't require the most advanced computers to run compatible games. The coverage area is good at 110 degrees, and the refresh rate is 80Hz for smooth transitions in the game. So if you're looking for a reasonably priced headset that gives loads of value for your money, this is probably the best buy out there today for PC gamers.
An easy to use VR headset compatible with the most popular game titles on the market. Easily set up with no external sensors needed.