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Old 11-02-2021, 06:58 AM   #1
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What’s gonna be a decent gaming laptop that can handle Occulus 2 gaming? Really only care about Half Life Alyx.. possibly the Resident Evil games.

Actually if I could rent someone’s laptop and Occulus that would be ideal.
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When I was looking into this earlier this year, I was finding at minimum I would need to spend at least $1k for an RTX 2000 series laptop with (obviously) at least USB 3.0. But even then the information I was finding was hit and miss with anything up to $1500. Mostly because there's no standard with how gaming laptops are implemented, AND VR requirements are specific. For one, most gaming laptops are equipped with an HDMI port. While you could try to use an active DisplayPort adapter, those can be extremely finicky. I ended up spending a little more for a RTX 3070 laptop which was $1350. I didn't intend to use it primarily for VR as I have a dedicated gaming PC for that, but that said, it was still an effort to get it to work. Based on my experience you need to at least spend $1300 or so, and even then those tend to be middle-rung for gaming laptops.
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Old 11-15-2021, 06:51 AM   #3
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Sounds as hopeless as I’d feared. I have no other use for a desktop, but what’s the minimal required to build a desktop VR rig?
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:42 AM   #4
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You could try a cloud gaming service like PlutoSphere (I'm not affiliated and have never used it.) The service is supposed to support Steam and Epic but is in a limited beta. The requirements are 50Mbps Internet and 5Ghz Wifi 6 with an Oculus Quest or Quest 2 headset.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:07 AM   #5
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That is most interesting! I’d heard of cloud based computing, didn’t know it was here already. I may just give it a shot.
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That's news to me as well. I knew that cloud gaming services were available, but I didn't know they had VR capabilities.
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