As you may have seen, Oculus posted a blog providing some additional detail around what it takes to get Oculus Ready. Alienware has been collaborating with Oculus on their certification program from the start and together we’ve been able to establish the best configuration requirements to drive the ideal VR experience.

"Rest your head, jaded traveller. Slip on your goggles and feel the fleshy shackles of your life-that-was fall away with a gentle click," wrote Rich Wordsworth on the RedBull blog. "Reality is dead."

A Dell Alienware Oculus Ready setup on a desk - front view

VR is such a new and exciting frontier and choosing the right amount of performance to power your experience is paramount at this early stage; customers will want to be sure the configurations that power their headsets are tested and proven. With the Oculus Ready program, we hope to indicate to our community that through the rigor applied in our mutual quality testing we have delivered the right solutions with the right performance and at the best price. Pre-orders continue for the Oculus Rift and now, as the Oculus Ready program comes to fruition we’re excited to offer official Oculus Ready configurations beginning today!

  • XPS 8900 SE:  Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970
  • Alienware X51: Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970
  • Alienware X51: Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA® GTX 970
  • Alienware Area 51:  Intel i7-5820K, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 128GB SSD + 2 TB 7200RPM , NVIDIA® GTX 980

Not only are the Oculus Ready certified configurations uniquely developed and configured for impressive VR performance, we’ve teamed up with Oculus to deliver these systems, when bundled with an Oculus Rift, at a discount. By going through the Oculus Rift pre-order process you’ll automatically receive a coupon for $200 off one of the Oculus Ready Alienware & XPS solutions.  The coupons can apply to any of the Oculus Ready desktops and enable the ability to get yourself a sweet VR desktop for less than $1000. To redeem, look for updates in your Oculus Rift Order History; down the page you’ll see the Special Offers section (as seen below) which will include a link and promo code for your Oculus Ready PC.

For Alienware, we’re just as excited to start the VR revolution as anyone, and doing it with our community is what makes it that much sweeter. As we all countdown to product availability and track our pre-order shipments, Alienware will be encouraging the community to speak up on your initial experiences. With an industry transition as big as this, opinions and experiences are sure to vary widely. We hope to drive the conversation around how to get the most from your Alienware VR set-up and facilitate an honest dialogue around the community’s insight and input. After all, we’ve been innovating for PC gamers for nearly 20 years and that would never be possible without the honest and active feedback from our community.

A Dell Alienware Oculus Ready setup on a desk - top view

So get geared up, get Oculus Ready and let’s all speak up. If you aren’t a member of Alienware Arena, sign up and make sure you don’t miss anything! Follow us on Twitter @Alienware and keep an eye out for us on Facebook. In the immediate near turn, please sign on and watch our Twitter stream as we’ll have the latest updates and information during this awesome, exciting time.