Virtual Reality is probably one of the best gifts of technology for explorers struck in their homes right now. VR headsets are a fascinating way to travel without even having to move out of your drawing room.
With a simple headset and motion tracking, it makes you feel like you have literally entered that game zone or fascinating virtual space. While it is yet to gain popularity among the majority, it is definitely rising in popularity with the addition of more enhanced VR headsets to the market.
However, your choice for the best VR headset also has a substantial bearing on your virtual reality experience. HP Reverb G2 and Oculus Quest 2 are two of the best VR headsets we’ll see in 2020.
If you too are confusing on which one you should go for, you are at the right place. To assist your buying decision, we do a quick comparison on HP Reverb G2 vs Oculus Quest 2. We begin by taking a look at both their specs and key features to better understand, which one is a better value for your money.
HP Reverb G2
HP Reverb G2 has been developed by HP in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. The Reverb G2 is based on the WMR (Windows Mixed Reality) platform. While its predecessor was primarily designed for the enterprises, the new HP Reverb G2 aims to cater to a broader consumer base. It is likely to be priced $599 USD.
HP Reverb G2 headset will provide users per eye resolution of 2160 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 90Hz and spatial audio through its off-ear speakers.
The new HP VR headset will likely weigh around 540g and offer support for both single cable and multiple connectors including USB-C cable and Display Port.
Furthermore, keeping in view that many of its parts were designed in collaboration with Valve, it seems like a good alternative for buyers against Valve’s more expensive VR headset.
Oculus Quest 2
Facebook’s new Oculus Quest 2 is easily one of the best VR headsets you can purchase at $299. The second-gen Oculus Quest headset comes with more enhanced features than its predecessor. It is powered by the Snapdragon XR2 platform which has been specifically developed for AR and Vr devices.
Oculus Quest 2 offers a resolution of 1832 x 1920 pixels with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It is also expected to offer better VR visuals than the earlier Quest headset, owing to the 6GB RAM.
Moreover, it weighs 510g (40g less than HP Reverb G2). It is also expected to offer a comfortable fit and last longer than its predecessor.
However, it does make it mandatory to log into your Facebook account to use the Oculus Quest 2 headset. Additionally, it offers a storage capacity of 64GB for the base variant at $299. However, it also offers a higher 256GB storage variant at $399.
Verdict: HP Reverb G2 VS Oculus Quest 2
HP Reverb G2 and Oculus Quest 2 do offer comparable features when we take into account their prices. Both make for a great VR experience as well as a comfortable fit.
However, HP’s collaboration with Valve and Microsoft makes HP Reverb G2 a particularly promising gadget despite its comparatively higher price.
On the other hand, at almost half the price, Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 becomes a clear option if you are looking to buy a more affordable VR headset. But, then again, Facebook’s dubious privacy policies do make many sceptical about buying an Oculus VR headset. Thus, it is largely a matter of how much you are willing to spend and what are you fine compromising on.