The Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset is Cheaper, Lighter, and More Powerful Than Ever

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Today, Facebook unveiled the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality (VR headset. It follows on from the original Oculus Quest and improves upon almost every aspect. It is lighter, cheaper and more powerful than the original.

But that’s not all the Oculus Quest 2 has to offer. For the update, the company switched to a single billboard instead of the original’s dual panel. It also runs at a higher resolution, at 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, and a 90Hz refresh rate.

Facebook didn’t stop there. The Oculus Quest 2 is more powerful, thanks to an increase to 6 GB of RAM and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor. It is 10% lighter than the Oculus Quest 1 and comes with redesigned controllers offering better haptic feedback and better ergonomics.

During today’s Facebook Connect, the company also detailed a new fitness effort. The Oculus Quest 2 will track your fitness efforts across multiple games and compile the data into a dashboard. You can set goals, and more. Oculus Move will also be coming to the original Oculus Quest, and the feature will roll out gradually throughout the year.

Despite all the improvements, Facebook has found a way to lower the price. The Oculus Quest starts at $ 299, or $ 100 over the original, for a 64GB model. You can boost storage up to 256GB for $ 399. Pre-orders open today, and the VR headset ships on October 13.

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