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HP’s updated Reverb G2-V2 with better tracking is down to just $399

The HP Reverb G2 VR and Mixed Reality system was first released in 2020, with a second updated model hitting markets much more recently in 2021. The first effort was enough to garner a Windows Central Recommended Award, all thanks to its impressive visual fidelity, robust audio system, and comfortable fit. The main drawbacks were the inside-out tracking sometimes losing the controllers, as well as the controllers themselves. Compared to more expensive VR systems — like the Valve Index — the lack of touch-capacitive sensors was a letdown. No giving thumbs-up to your pals in a virtual world.

HP went ahead and made a few changes to the headset for 2021 at no extra cost. While the controllers themselves didn’t see any improvement, tracking was improved, especially when holding the controllers below the waist. The Reverb G2-V2 (as I took to calling it) also received a new face gasket that allows for a much closer eye relief, improving the headset’s field of view. A new cable designed to play much better with AMD systems is now included, and a new link box on the cable has a power button.

I recently updated my HP Reverb G2 review to include my testing of the refreshed headset, noting that the price had actually come down since the original release despite the updates. Now, with Black Friday savings at HP, the price is even lower. You can currently pick up the Reverb G2-V2 for $399 at HP. The HP website is showing that to be a savings of $200, but that’s only if you compare it to the original price. Still, $100 off is nothing to ignore if you’re looking to get into PC-based VR.

Since it’s so difficult to tell the Reverb G2-V1 and G2-V2 apart without having them in your hands, buying from the official HP website seems like a good bet. The product description includes the updated model’s features, so you shouldn’t be stuck with the old model.

HP Reverb G2 (2021 model) | $200 off

The refreshed 2021 HP Reverb G2 builds on the original model, delivering better controller tracking, a new cable with updated link box, and a new face gasket for closer eye relief and a better FOV. This is a great way to step into high-end VR and WMR without spending Valve Index prices.

$399 at HP

This is a PC-based VR system, so you will want to check out the best pre-built gaming PC deals if you’re not running a system that can handle modern gaming.

Check out how the Reverb G2 compares to other top VR systems on the market.

Category
HP Reverb G2 (V1 & V2)
HP Reverb
Valve Index
HTC Vive Cosmos

Display
Dual 2.89-inch LCD
Dual 2.89-inch LCD
Dual LCD
Dual 3.4-inch LCD

Resolution
2160×2160 per eye
4320×2160 combined
2160×2160 per eye
4320×2160 combined
1440×1600 per eye
2880×1600 combined
1440×1700 per eye
2880×1700 combined

Subpixels
RGB
RGB
RGB
RGB

IPD
Manual

Manual
Manual

Refresh rate
90Hz
90Hz
Up to 144Hz
90Hz

Tracking
Internal
Four cameras
Internal
Two cameras
External
Lighthouse 2.0
Internal
Six cameras

Connection
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired | Wired

Weight
1.1 pounds (0.5kg)
1.1 pounds (0.5kg)
1.79 pounds (0.82kg)
1.5 pounds (0.67kg)

If you’re interested in trying out VR but don’t want to drop about considerably more money on a Valve Index or get involved with the Facebook/Meta-Whatever-Quest 2 fiasco, the Reverb G2 is a great option available at a great price.

The HP Reverb G2 VR and Mixed Reality system was first released in 2020, with a second updated model hitting markets much more recently in 2021. The first effort was enough to garner a Windows Central Recommended Award, all thanks to its impressive visual fidelity, robust audio system, and comfortable fit. The main drawbacks were the inside-out tracking sometimes losing the controllers, as well as the controllers themselves. Compared to more expensive VR systems — like the Valve Index — the lack of touch-capacitive sensors was a letdown. No giving thumbs-up to your pals in a virtual world.

HP went ahead and made a few changes to the headset for 2021 at no extra cost. While the controllers themselves didn’t see any improvement, tracking was improved, especially when holding the controllers below the waist. The Reverb G2-V2 (as I took to calling it) also received a new face gasket that allows for a much closer eye relief, improving the headset’s field of view. A new cable de…

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