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Microsoft discounts trio of Windows Mixed Reality headsets by a whopping $200 today only

By Adrian Diaconescu December 13, 2017, 3:52 am

It’s Day 8 of Microsoft’s extensive “12 Days of Deals” Christmas preparations, and after a wide range of savings on Surface Pro bundles, Xbox games, PCs from various brands and Xbox One S consoles, the time has finally come for VR enthusiasts to stock up on affordable, immersive, sweet holiday gifts.

Commercially released less than two months ago, following more than a year of build-up, the first wave of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is today seeing an unexpectedly large markdown across the board.

A couple of these devices were discounted for Black Friday, but only by $100 or so, while you can now save a very substantial two Benjamins off the list prices of the Lenovo Explorer, Acer and HP WMR headsets with bundled motion controllers.

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Design and build quality are basically the only things separating the three PC-connected mixed reality gadgets, which is why the more premium-looking HP model fetches $249, down from a $449 MSRP.

If you don’t mind a more understated, basic look, the Lenovo Explorer and Acer WMR headset are $199 each, down from a usual rate of $399. Technically, the eye-catching white Dell Visor is also available with $200 savings, at $249, but at least online, that particular device is already listed as out of stock.

Last but not least, you have the later-unveiled Samsung HMD Odyssey, which sports sharper dual AMOLED screens, premium built-in AKG headphones and a very striking design, setting you back however $449 after a modest $50 markdown. According to Microsoft, “deals this big won’t last”, so you only have a few hours to act, cast your early adopter doubts aside, and pull the trigger at some truly unbeatable prices.

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