If you are wanting to experience first generation virtual reality, be prepared to first take a deep dig into your wallet. According to a recent CNET article, virtual reality costs remain a challenge for the technology to mainstream in the private consumer market. With the costs for VR headsets already representing a significant investment for the individual, costs for computers capable of processing VR technology add to an even greater price tag. At this stage in development, VR headsets require specialized desktop computers and cannot be used properly with laptops. Basic computers will not do the trick, either. Motion sickness and poor performance are likely to violate the experience when using anything less than a computer specifically designed for virtual reality, one with a powerful processor and a quality graphics card. As with other trends in technology, the costs are starting to be somewhat relieved through bundling hardware as the thrilling experience itself continues to draw consumers to the virtual reality marketplace.
Excitement of virtual reality comes with heavy price tag
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